PPMA Total Exhibition 1 – 3 October 2019

Durham-Duplex are exhibiting at the PPMA Total Exhibition at the NEC 1 – 3 October 2019. “This is always a good event for us and we are looking forward to the show and its focus on food processing and packaging which is one of key strength.” said Paul Bottomley, UK sales Director, “As ever we will be showing our full capability to manufacture machine knives and will also have a safety knives on show for people to trial.”

The Company are on stand K20 and look forward to seeing you there.

Sheffield 10k Corporate Challenge

Durham-Duplex took part in the Jane Tomlinson’s Run for All Sheffield 10k 0n 22nd September 2019 and the team came second in the corporate challenge. With time running from 41 minutes to just over the hour it was a creditable effort by all the runners with a particular nod to Chris Sugden who came in with a very credible 43 minutes. Everyone enjoyed their day even if the running is not to everyone’s physique and thanks to Clive Wren for capturing the day in the attached photos! Well done everyone.

The team (L-R) Richard Kirtley, Chris Sugden, Gabrielle Minacaipilli, Alex Smith, Jono Burns, Philip Nowak and Charles Turner
With the 2nd Place corporate trophy

Durham-Duplex’s triple exhibition week

Durham-Duplex got busy in week 9 – 14 September 2019 with 3 exhibitions on at the same time! The sale team from UK and SEA manned Propack Myanmar, Medical Fair Thailand and RWM all at the same time.

ProPack Myanmar 12-14 Sep 2019

Well done to all concerned.

Medical Fair Thailand 11-13 Sep 2019
RWM 10 – 12 Sep 2019

Durham-Duplex’s arty side

Dispatch manager Clive Wren’s photos are often featured on this blog but this one was so good it needs a post all off its own.

Clive recently snapped this early morning shot of the skies over Petre St as the morning shift arrived. Nice photo!

Malaysia Pack & Food Pro 2019

Durham-Duplex enjoyed a trip to Kuala Lumpur for the Food Pack Malaysia Show 18-21 July 2019. The event is a mixed bag sitting alongside Malaysia Plas, Malaysia Lighting, Sign and LED and Malaysia Bakery, Coffee and Tea shows but the diversity plays to the Durham-Duplex strengths and the Main Hall is predominantly food orientated with lots of sample and plenty of foot fall. As Richard Kirtley said ” There was a lot of interest in our products through out the show and both the UK and SEA sales team will be busy following up.”

Mr Richard and K Churtchai enjoying the show

BAD Conference 2 – 4 July 2019

Durham-Duplex will be exhibiting the Personna Range of Dermatological, histology and pathology blades at the British Association of Dermatologists Conference in Liverpool 2 – 4 July. UK Sales Director Paul Bottomley explained “Durham-Duplex has not done much in medical over the years but as Accutec Blades’ exclusive UK distributor this conference is the perfect opportunity for us to show case the Personna range of Dermatology blades to the UK’s experts. The focus on Dermatology and related areas is based on the success of the Dermablade and the development of their Dermaplane blade both of which offer a focussed solution to the professional. This event nicely compliments both Medica and Medical Fair Asia which we will exhibit at in the Autumn and builds on the awareness within the industry of this Made in USA dermatology option.” For more information please contact Paul on [email protected] or call 0114 243 2313 or visit the stand at BAD.

Paul on the DD Stand
Personna Dermatology blades
Histology and Pathology blades

Safety & Health Excel London June 2019

Durham-Duplex are exhibiting at Safety & Health at Excel in London Docklands 18 – 20th June. They are exhibiting their range of safety hand knives and in particular OLFA products. As Alex Smith, DD’s UK South Area manager, said: ” Its always an awful trip to get here but once you are over that it is a good show with plenty of footfall from interested parties that would never schlep up to Birmingham for a show. So, for us, bringing our range of safety knives and the OLFA down to London pays dividend, especially with the OLFA products being such a popular range.”

Alex on the stand ay Excel London

ProPack Asia 2019

Durham-Duplex exhibited at Pro Pack Asia for the 11th time between 12th – 15th June 2019. The show attracts visitors and exhibitors from across the ASEAN Region and Durham-Duplex enjoyed a high footfall over the 4 days.

As the International Sales Director Carl Foster said “ProPack is the big show in the region and elicits a lot of interest and high visitor numbers. This works well for us with our wide range of products and depth of knowledge in both the British and Thai staff. BITEC is a great venue for the event with its easy connections to Bangkok and the Airport. We had another great exhibition and will return in 2020.”

Carl and the exhibition team
K Churtchai on the stand
“Big Boss” talking Accutec Skinner blades
Visiting staff from DD(SEA)

Durham-Duplex didn’t forget the Cupcakes for Alzheimer’s

Durham-Duplex did not forget the cupcakes, cakes, quiches and brownies as they baked up a storm for Alzhemers on 13th June. Sharon Taylor challenged the company to show their baking skills in support of Alzheimers and the results were not only delicious but also raised £300. Well done all involved.

The groaning table of baking loveliness

IFFA 2019

Durham-Duplex had a very exciting IFFA 2019 and the show was the perfect opportunity to highlight Accutec Blades range of Personna skinner blades as well as DD’s own range of knives for meat processing and packaging. Visitors had the opportunity to discus their requirements with both the Durham-Duplex and Accutec Blades teams on the stand through out the show. As European Sales Manager David Piper says “We find that exhibiting at the big German shows, especially those that only happen every 3 years, pay dividend compared to trying to just walk the show on a visitors pass as we also get to meet many people drawn in by the quality of our products on the stand. The reputation of Personna’s Skinner blades across the industry for high quality skinner blades is well earned and people always like to stop and discuss supply at the booth. We were also delighted to be joined by our American colleagues from Accutec Blades which adds to our ability to work the stand and the show to meet existing and new customers.” As you can see from the photos David had a good time in Frankfurt

David Piper on the Stand
Rick Gagliano and Randy Herman from Accutec Blades with David Piper on the Stand
The display cabinet detail

Sheffield Half Marathon

Credit where credit is due and DD’s International Sales Development Manager Richard Kirtley ran the Sheffield Half Marathon in under 1 hour 30 mins on 14th April 2019. That is a good performance from him. Richard, in purple (below) at the 2 mile mark, was running with his brother who turned up late for the start and still proceeded to beat Richard! Good effort to both runners.

Health & Safety 2019 at the NEC

Durham-Duplex had a successful show at the Health and Safety Event at the NEC 9 -11 April 2019. There has been a lot of change in the industry so delegates were pleased to see that Durham-Duplex remains unchanged with an expanding range of OLFA and DD safety hand knives. As UK Sales Director Paul Bottomley explained “This event is the flagship event for H&S and we enjoy the opportunity to meet existing and new customers from up and down the Country in such a focussed environment. As OLFA’s Industrial Distributor in the UK Martin and Alex have the privilege of showing off their Safety knife range at this event and it always delivers for us.”

Alex Smith and Martin Flanagan enjoying the NEC

ICE-X 2019

Durham- Duplex are looking forward to the International Converting Exhibition (ICE-X) in Munich in March 2019. As EU Sales Manager David Piper said ” This is an important show for Durham-Duplex and a great opportunity to met with the Converting Industry in one place. Durham-Duplex has been making thee converting blades for over a century so this show really tickles our sweet spot and will be an important meeting place to outline how the Company will be “business as usual” post BREXIT.”

EM Pack 2019

Durham-Duplex have exhibited at the EM Pack Easy fair show at the NEC 27-28th February 2019. The event was well attended and as ever there was a lot of interest in the Durham-Duplex range. As UK sales Director Paul Bottomley says “This has been a good show for us over the years as it is a demanding audience who need cutting edge products which is where Durham-Duplex excel.”

The picture shows Alex Smith and Martin Flanagan ready for the next enquiries at the show.

Southern Manufacturing 2019

Durham-Duplex enjoyed their time exhibiting at Southern Manufacturing in Farnborough 5 – 8th February 2019. Alex Smith , the Area Sales Manager (South) said “I walked the show as a visitor last year and saw how buzzy and vibrant the event was so thought it would be a good idea to exhibit in 2019. It is a wide ranging show but as Durham-Duplex’s products are used in many different industries there has been a nice synergy between our offering and the visitors requirements.” 

UK Sales Director Paul Bottomley agreed “This is a different show but it has been a good one, despite all the annoying reps selling R&D tax credits, banking and websites on day one.  But after these all left and the manufacturers could get in we had a successful show.”

For more information contact Paul or Alex at [email protected]