Halloween at DD

All Hallows Eve brings out the best (or worst) in people and the staff at Durham -Duplex have got stuck in with the Tricks and Treats expected.  With special visits by Spiderman, the Mummy and many other favourites from stage and screen everyone enjoyed the “fuddle” lunch.

The Winner of the Fancy dress competition was the Mad Nun AKA Louise Paulton who also walked down to the Carwood Road Factory in full costume.


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Gulfood Manufacturing 7-9 Nov 2016

Durham-Duplex are delighted to announce that they will be exhibiting at the Gulfood Manufacturing exhibition at the Dubai World Trade Centre 7th -9th  November  2016 on stand Z2 C61 as part of the UK Pavilion.  MD Charles Turner said ” This is a great opportunity to develop our sales into the Region and also to meet with existing customers.  I am particularly excited by the interest in our machine knives  and the opportunity to show our full range food processing and packaging blades to such a global audience.  It is well known that the Region recognises the value of quality products  and we hope to attract increased levels of business, not only for our products but also for the PERSONNA Skinner and Samuel Stainiforth Professional Cooks knives we will have on the stand.”  To register to visit the show either sign up on line or contact [email protected] or call +44 (0) 114 243 2313 and ask to speak to the export team.


Health and Safety show Bolton 12-13 Oct 2016

Hot on the heels of the Total show and our 4th exhibition in 5 weeks Paul and Martin have trundled to the North West to the Health & Safety show in Bolton.   Delightfully for them it was a very good show with a lot of interest in the Durham-Duplex range of safety hand knives including the exclusive OLFA from Japan and PERSONNA branded product lines from USA.  If you missed the show and would like more details please contact [email protected] or call 0114 243 2313.  It is better to be safe than sorry!




MacMillan Coffee Morning and Cake Sale

The Accounts and Admin team at Durham-Duplex went “cake crazy” for the 2016’s Coffee morning for the MacMillan Nurses Cancer Charity.  With donation from the bakers across the Company and an ever willing army of colleagues happy to pay for the delicious treat the Company raised £300 for the Charity. The photos show the selection of delicacies and also two of the key bakers, Duncan Bagshaw and Louise Paulton,  who suggested that DD got involved. Well done everyone!

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TOTAL Show 27-29 Sep 2016

Durham-Duplex have had a great TOTAL 2016 Process and Packaging show at the NEC 27-29 September.    The show focusses on food processing and packaging which are at the core of the Company’s knife offering.  As UK sales Director Paul Bottomley says “We like TOTAL and it fits in very well with our target market sectors.  It is nice to meet up with existing customers and also to get new enquiries from end users in the diverse food processing and packaging industry sectors.  Our skilled workforce mean that Durham-Duplex is more than able to manufacture  pretty much any enquiry in our Sheffield factories.”



Durham-Duplex and the EU Referendum

The result of the EU Referendum conducted on 23rd June 2016 is now known and the UK Electorate have voted to leave the European Union.  However, although voting was a simple matter of placing a cross in a box the actual withdrawal will be a complex process as UK negotiates its relationship with our neighbours in Europe.  In the meantime business goes on and as Durham-Duplex did prepare itself for both potential outcomes in the referendum we are ready for its challenges.  So our skilled engineers will still be manufacturing machine knives and industrial blades here in the Sheffield factories and the sales team look forward to continuing to trade globally with our customers in UK, EU and beyond.  UK has only voted to leave the EU not to disengage from global trade.  If you have any queries or would like us to give you a quotation for your product requirements please do contact us at [email protected] for UK based enquiries or at [email protected] for International enquiries.


Foodex/Meatex 18 – 20 April 2016


Durham Duplex have had an interesting and successful Foodex 2016 at the NEC 18-20 April 2016 where in addition to the full Durham-Duplex range of meat processing and packaging products they also showed the full range of AccuTEch Blades Skinner/Derinders including the new H Edge skinner.  UK sales Director Paul Bottomley said ” Although Monday was slow the show has gone well and we had a lot of enquiries  for our wide range of products for Food Industry.  In particular the new skinner blade from AccuTech Blades has shown longer life and increased consistency in trails and we hope to introduce this to the Market following Foodex”  For more information contact [email protected] or call 01142432313.

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Health and Safety Show NEC 22-24th March 2016

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Durham-Duplex exhibited at the Health and Safety Show at the NEC between 22-24 March 2016.  This an excellent show to showcase the Durham-Duplex range of safety hand knives and also the full OLFA range of specialist and safety knives.  Area Sales Managers Alex Smith and Martin Flanagan had a good show and enjoyed a high footfall despite the proximity to Easter making it quieter than previous years.  As Alex said ” Our range of safety knives are an industry essential and OLFA always draws people onto the stand.  we had a good show and I look forward to following up with the enquiries over the spring.”  If you need a visit or advice on  you safety knife options do contact Alex and Martin at [email protected]

Eisenwarenmesse – Koln 2016

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Durham-Duplex had a successful exhibition at Koln Eisenwarenmesse aka Practical World 6-8 Mar 2016.  This year was a landmark as it was the first show where the range of  American Line, Personna and GEM products were on show on Durham-Duplex’s stand, in their capacity as the EU Distributor for AccuTech Blades, alongside the industrial blades, machine knives, safety knives and flooring tools normally associated with Durham-Duplex.  UK Sales Director Paul Bottomley, pictured with European Sales Manager David Piper, said that “it was a great show for Durham-Duplex seeing many old faces plus many new and the quality of our product offering, including the addition of the AccuTech Blades products, made a very good offering to both retail and specialist visitors.  The show has changed over the years but it was delightful to see the European Halls busy and we did great business over the 3 days.”  To get more details on any of the Durham-Duplex products get in touch via [email protected] or [email protected]


Durham Duplex
312 Petre Street
S4 8LT

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