Durham-Duplex are delighted that their Walmsley Works facility on Lyons Street is now virtually off grid with a new investment in Solar panels. Operations Manager Oskar Solvason said “DD tries to minimise our impact on the environment and solar power is the latest in a string of measures taken to be as green as possible. This investment and the renewables generated energy used for the factories means that we have successfully reduced our carbon footprint and are looking for new sustainable ideas to keep improving without affecting production quality.” Lets hope the sun keeps shining!
Durham-Duplex had an excellent time in Belgium for EMPACK meeting many new customers in a busy show. David Piper, EU Sales Manager, enjoyed the event massively and commented ” This was a surprisingly good show and the quality of the exhibits were very high which drew in many visitors who all used knives. The colocation with the Logistics show also generated a lot of interest in the safety knives for that industry and meant that the chip shop between halls was operating although the Jury is still out about mayo and frites. The only sadness was that our exhibitors passes did not let us into the SMURF show next door.”
Durham-Duplex were very pleased to receive a Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice certificate showing that the Company had raised over £1,000 from a series of events as part of the Master Cutler’s Challenge in 2018.
Well done to the organisers, donors, supporters and participants for raising this sum and particularly to Philip Nowak for arranging the football matches. The company attended the Ball at the end of the Challenge which was a fitting celebration.
Once again Durham-Duplex will be exhibiting at the Gulfood Manufacturing exhibition in Dubai 6-8 Nov 2018. This large international exhibition has exhibitors drawn from across the world and region. As Richard Kirtley, MEA Sales Development Manager, says “Dubai brings a large cross section of companies across our stand in 3 days, many of which we could not reach without attending this show. This has helped us build lasting relationships with attendees and other exhibitors all of which has led to increased sales in the region. the common factor is always quality products that meet and exceed specifications to ensure trouble free operations for the customers. Which is exactly what Durham-Duplex offers whether with our own machine knives and industrial blades or with the Personna range of skinner and industrial blades.”
Alex Smith and Martin Flanagan had a successful Health & Safety North exhibition at Event City in Manchester 9 – 10 Oct 2018. Alex said “This event went very well with a lot of people coming to see the full range of products having seen a snap shot at either PPMA or RWM in September. As ever the OLFA range gets a lot of interest but the DD range also proves ever popular particularly our Polyslits, Springers, Roll Cutter and auto retracting handles.”