Happy New Year and 2016 Shows

Durham-Duplex would like to wish you all a Happy and prosperous New Year.  2016 is set to be a busy one for the Company as well.

Durham-Duplex has a full programme of shows and visits including Eisenwaren Messe, the old Practical World , in Cologne in March and Foodex/Meatex in UK in April.  Cologne is particularly exciting as it is the first time we have had the full Personna Range to show alongside our range of utility blades, flooring tools and industrial cutting solutions.  It will be a packed stand and a busy 3 days so we look forward to seeing friends and customers.  If you need a complimentary ticket contact Paul Bottomley, UK Sales Director, on 0114 243 2313.



Durham Duplex raise £230 for Wear It Pink


The Ladies in the Durham Duplex accounts department decided to take up the “Wear it Pink” challenge on Friday 23rd October and did a marvellous job raising £230 for the Breast cancer Now charity appeal.  They generated such a  large amount by fining people who failed to dress with a pink theme, taking donations from those that dressed in pink, selling pink themed cakes and also involving local businesses like the Sheffield Assay Office and Tool and Steel Products Ltd in the fun.

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 The pictures show some of the Durham-Duplex staff all in theme, the coordinators with the cakes and Charles Turner,  unequivocally dressed in pink, handing over the donations from the Guardians of the Sheffield Assay Office to Louise Paulton and Hollie Grattan who had masterminded the event.

Louise thanked everyone for their donation saying ” This is a marvellous effort by Durham Duplex, the Sheffield Assay Office and Tool and Steel Products. The money raised will be used by Breast Cancer Now to further the aim of ensuring that by 2050 no one’s mother, sister, daughter, partner or friend will die from breast cancer.”

Well done Louise and Hollie!

 If you missed the opportunity to support the charity on Friday then you can get more details from www.wearitpink.org



PPMA Show NEC 29th Sep – 1st Oct 2015

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Durham-Duplex exhibited at the PPMA Show at the NEC Birmingham between 29th September to 1st October and had a wonderful reaction from the attendees to the range of machine knives and industrial blades on show.  Sales Manager Mark Jinkinson stated ”  This show is usually very popular with food processing and packaging companies and this year we had an excellent number enquiries over all three days, in fact people were on the stand from the moment the show opened at 0930hrs on Tuesday.”   UK Sales Director Paul Bottomley  said ” We like this show as it plays to our strengths.  The visitors are usually very knowledgeable and understand the benefits that a properly manufactured cutting edge brings to their processes.  You can see this as even Patsy and Del Boy know the value of a quality Durham Duplex blade. ”  For more information please contact Paul and the other members of the sales team by email or phone.

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Durham-Duplex appointed Personna Industrial UK and European Distributor

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We are delighted to confirm that Personna Industrial have appointed Durham-Duplex as the UK and European distributor for all Personna Industrial and Medical products from 1st July.  This will ensure a continuity of supply for Personna customers following the closure of the Personna facility at Mansfield on 3oth June, carried out  as part of the reorganisation of Energizer Inc into Energizer Holdings Inc and Edgewell Personal Care Inc.   Personna industrial will continue to manufacture in Verona USA as part of Edgewell Personal Care Inc from 1st July onwards and supply product exclusively to Durham-Duplex in the UK and EU.

UK Sales Director Paul Bottomley said that “This is a wonderful opportunity for Durham-Duplex and we look forward to working with Personna Customers in UK and mainland Europe going forward.  We have worked with Personna Industrial, as part of Energizer and before that as part of American Safety Razor Inc, for over 30 years and know the products well.  To ensure a smooth transition we will be contacting Personna customers over July to welcome them to Durham-Duplex and have all the Personna stock in place to support their requirements.”

Personna Customers or existing customers interested in Personna products can contact Durham-Duplex direct by either emails at  [email protected] or by phone on +44 (0) 114 243 2313.

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A busy June – 3 Shows in a week!

Durham-Duplex have had a busy June exhibiting at 3 trade shows at the same time namely Pack Expo Canada in Toronto, Safety & Health Expo in London and ProPack Asia in Bangkok.  although the sales team was spread thin over the week 15 – 19 June all three shows went very well and promoted our range of Machine Knives, Industrial Blades and Safety Knives globally.

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Pictured are the Thai Sales Staff with international Sales Director Carl Foster seconds enjoying a rare moment of peace before the doors opened to ProPack Asia.

Durham-Duplex goes green

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Durham-Duplex has decided to reduce its carbon emissions by changing its local delivery van to an electric vehicle.  As Clive Wrenn, the Dispatch Manager, said “It seemed an easy thing to do which helps the environment and reduce emissions.  The Van is really good and its range is more than adequate for our local requirements, although it does take a bit of getting used to as there is no engine noise when you are driving.”


Health and Safety Scotland Show

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Durham-Duplex are exhibiting at the Health and Safety Scotland Show in SECC Glasgow 22nd-23rd April.  The Company is showing the full range of OLFA and DD braded safety knives and Paul Bottomley, UK Sales Director, would be delighted to see any customers or potential customers on the Stand to demonstrate our range and particularly the auto retracting safety knives we have recently brought to the market.

Mark Lee Burgin

The Directors and Staff at Durham Duplex were very sad to attend the funeral of Mark Burgin who worked at our Sheffield Machine Knife factory.  Mark sadly died suddenly over the Easter long weekend leaving behind his wife and 2 teenage children.  He will be sorely missed by his colleagues and friends at work and everyone’s prayers are with him and his family.

Happy Easter


Durham-Duplex were delighted to receive this giant Easter Egg from 512 (Sheffield)Ltd.   512 handle our shipping and we keep them pretty busy but this giant 2′ tall egg was very kind of them and needed a big bunny.  Thank you 512 and Happy Easter to you all.

Health and Safety Show NEC 24-26 March 2015


H and S NEC 2015

Durham Duplex are exhibiting at the Health & Safety and Maintec Shows at the NEC 24-26th March 2015.  The 3 person team of Alex Smith, Martin Flanagan and Kerry Taylor handle the UK requirements for safety knives and other safety related products.  Alex stated that ” This is a new show for us but it has exceeded our expectations with loads of interest in our OLFA, Personna and DD range of safety knives.”    The Show is free to attend 1000hrs – 1600hrs daily but if you cannot make it to the NEC then please contact Kerry on 0114 243 2313 or [email protected] to get a copy of the safety knife catalogue.

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Durham Duplex
312 Petre Street
S4 8LT

Phone: + 44 (0)114 243 2313
Fax: + 44 (0)114 244 4329
Email: [email protected]