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

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