INTERNATIONALE EISENWARENMESSE 2020 postponed to 21-24 Feb 2021

The 2 year wait between Kolschs will have to stretch to 3 years due to the postponement of one of Durham-Duplex’s favourite shows of the cycle – Internationale Eisenwarenmesse Koln – into 2021 due to the current Covid- 19 crisis. But rest assured that the Company will be exhibiting as part of the UK Pavilion in 2021 and highlighting the exiting range of hand knives, utility blades and flooring tools to the European market. The stand will also focus of the American Line range of hanging carded products from Accutec Blades alongside Durham-Duplex’s own private label offering.

Private label marked blades a speciality

In the meantime Durham-Duplex will be carrying on with business as near as normal as possible supported by both our European subsidiary Durham-Duplex (Europe) and Accutec Blades. Of particular interest this year was to be the Personna Luxury Vinyl Tile cutter which offers increased accuracy and life for flooring professionals.

For further information either visit the stand in Koln or contact [email protected] or [email protected]

EMPACK UK 26-27 Feb 2020

Durham-Duplex had a very successful EMPACK/Packaging Innovations event at the NEC 26-27 Feb 2020 which turned out to be the last one of the year.  This event’s focus fits nicely with the Company’s high tech approach to machine knives and industrial blades where the quality of the cut is a key component within the processing and packaging elements of the product.  Alex Smith, UK Area (South) Sales Manager, said “As a Global player in the processing and packaging industry sectors Durham-Duplex enjoys the challenges that flow from the EMPACK/PI show and the meetings with customers and new contacts over the 2 days in Birmingham.  There was a nice mix of innovative enquiries from the inventers alongside the industry specific ones from the current operators which makes the exhibition fun and our spread of manufacturing capability means that we can usually support both.”

For further information or to discuss a requirement contact Alex on 01142432313 or email [email protected]

 

Foodpack Thailand 2020

Durham-Duplex were delighted to exhibit at the Foodpack show in Bangkok 12-15 February where K. Kanwipha and K. Kullanat exhibited the range of Durham-Duplex products to the Thai customers. As K. Kanwipha said “This is a show that brings out our target audience and although it seemed slow on the first 2 days, possibly due to unfounded fears around the Chinese stands, but once the message got out that the China Pavilion was unmanned then the final 2 were busy-busy as people tied in a trip to Bangkok with a visit to the show.”

If you missed the show and would like further details on our product offering across ASEAN please contact [email protected]

K. Kanwipha with her new helpers

Southern Manufacturing 2020

Durham-Duplex had a great trip down south to the Southern Manufacturing Show at 11-13 February 2020 at Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre. Paul Bottomley, UK sales Director said: “Southern Manufacturing is always a great show to see existing customers and to meet new ones from the South of UK as they walk the show but, it was also great to visit with all the other excellent exhibitors at this wide ranging show. UK manufacturing is brilliant and Durham-Duplex are delighted to be part of this exciting sector.”

Durham Duplex showed their full range of knives for all applications and cutting requirements at the Exhibition. If you missed the show and would like more details please contact Paul on 0114 243 2313 or [email protected]

MOVEMBER 2019

The Durham-Duplex Mo Sellers are very glad the November is almost over as they can now shave off their Mo’s and face December fresh faced and kissable once again. They did their Mo Gro for charity and have raised over £500 for their itchy escapades – so well done them all.

Mark, Phil, Paul, Martin and Alex with their Mo’s

Medica 2019

Durham-Duplex’s final show of the year was supporting Accutec Blades Inc on their stand at Medica in Dusseldorf 18 – 21 November 2019. Durham-Duplex are Accutec’s UK, EU and EEA distributors and handle business across Europe. “Accutec Blades’ industrial products are very high quality and the specialist medical products they manufacture are excellent. In particular the Dermablade is very popular with Dermatologists and so it was a busy week on the stand.” Said EU Sales Manager David Piper. MD Charles Turner agreed ” Medica is about work hard and play hard and we saw a lot of customers and also ensured our American colleagues saw the best of both Dusseldorf and Koln over the week”.

Dermablade

EmPack Mechelen 23-24 Oct 2019

Nearly completing a busy year of shows Durham-Duplex headed to Brussels for the EMPACK Show at Mechelen Nekker Halle 23-24 October. As European Sales Manager David Piper said “This is a opportunistic show which has turned out to be a good one for us especially with the increased footfall of being in Mechelen making it easier for people to reach by car. I am always impressed by the standard of the other exhibition stands and the in hall catering which made it an enjoyable show with lots of interest in DD’s range of machine knives.”

David Piper on the stand

H&S North

Durham-Duplex exhibited at the Health and safety North event in Manchester’s Event City 8-9 Oct 2019. Alex Smith and Martin Flanagan took Durham-Duplex’s safety range and the range of OLFA knives to the event and as ever it raised a lot of interest. As Alex said “cutting safely is a hugely important part of being safe in the workplace and so our variety of cuttings option enables companies to find the solution that works for them. The OLFA SK12 generated a lot of interest as did DD’s enclosed blade knives. I am always delighted by the response we get at these shows and Event City worked well for us.”

Alex demonstrating an SK12

Gulfood Manufacturing 2019

Durham-Duplex attended the Gulfood Manufacturing exhibition in Dubai as part of the UK pavilion 29-31 October 2019. as ever the show was busy and very international with Sales Director Carl Foster commenting “It was an excellent show with enquiries from across the region and further afield. we counted over 30 nationalities all of which were drawn in by the UK’s reputation for quality and the need to source high quality machine knives for their processing and packaging lines across EMEA.”

Eric Ngwenya on the stand

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