Charity Football Match

Durham-Duplex enjoyed a 7 a side football match against Jewel Blade played to benefit the Master Cutler’s challenge and Bluebell Wood Hospice.  The final score was 4 -4 so the trophy remains unclaimed but the beer prize was split between the 2 sides and enjoyed by all.  A re- match was then discussed in the pub.  Well done to both teams for providing a such an entertaining hours football whilst raising over £500 for Bluebell Wood.

Durham-Duplex goes 100% Renewable

Durham- Duplex are very please to now be using 100% renewable energy courtesy of Bryt Energy who only supply zero carbon electricity that’s 100% renewable – sourced solely from wind, solar and hydro.

MD Charles Turner said ” Durham-Duplex tries to do its bit for the environment and this is another small step in the right direction.  taken in addition to our high levels of recycling of paper, cardboard & steel and our electric delivery van we hope to reduce our footprint without compromising performance.  Now we are on a roll so I guess the next step will have to be solar power on the factory roof – watch that space!”

Med Tec 2018

Durham Duplex exhibited at the Med Tec UK Exhibition in the Ricoh Arena in Coventry 25 – 26th April 2018.  As well as being a good exhibition straight in the Med Tec sweet spot of our partners AccuTEC Blade’s  line of Personna Medical products it was also the first show for Sam Bates, one of our interns.  As Sam said ” it was a great first show for me to attend as the punters were all experts in their own field but interested in what we were exhibiting.  It also showed me the power of market research before a show as I was able to recognise and engage with target customers, particularly on the AccuTEC product range. ”

If you would like more details on DD’s or AccuTEC’s range of products then please contact Sam on [email protected] or on 01142432313.

Made in Sheffield Awards 2018

Durham-Duplex has again been involved in the manufacture of the Made in Sheffield Awards.  As in previous years the body of the trophy has been laser cut by Laser Cutting Service, polished by Stainless Finishing Services and marked by the Sheffield Assay Office but the base and assembly is the responsibility of Durham-Duplex.  This year the design and manufacture of the base was done by Jono Burns and Gabriele Minacapilli two of our Engineering Graduates from our 2016 RISE cohort.  Well done chaps!


Master Cutler’s Challenge 2018

Durham-Duplex got in the swing of things in support of the Master Cutler’s Challenge with a 5 a side football match between the Petre Street based staff and a team from Carwood Road.  An hours frenetic footballing generated many memorable moments, thankfully no injuries and a rematch planned in the pub afterwards.  All this whilst raising cash for the charity!  There were even supporters on the side line, although they were probably more amused than amazed by the silky skills of the participants with the exception of a couple of people who really could play!  Well done to Sam and Philip for organising the event.

Health and Safety Show NEC April 2018

Durham Duplex are exhibiting at the Health and Safety Show at the NEC 10 – 12 April 2018 which coincides with MACH this year.

Paul Bottomley said “We anticipate a busy show as the NEC is full and H&S is now such an integral part of running a company that everyone from MACH will also visit the H&S Show.  Our range of safety knives always attracts a lot of interest and in particular the OLFA products we sell have a real cachet in the market with their high quality hand knives.”

For more information contact [email protected]

ANUGA Foodtec 2018

Durham-Duplex had an exciting time at ANUGA FoodTec show in Cologne 20 – 23rd March 2018.

MD Charles Turner said ” This show happens every 3 years and sits exactly in the sweet spot between our processing and packaging machine knives and AccuTEC Blades food blade range, particularly their skinner blades.  So we had a target rich environment with excellent footfall and a great location to maximise opportunities.”

European sales Manager David Piper added “It is always good to see old customers and meet new contacts and this show gave us the perfect Launchpad for both our own products but there was also a lot of interest in the AccuTEC skinner blades we had on show.  I will probably be kept busy following up the leads from this event right up until the next ANUGA FoodTec in 2021.”

For more information of DD’s machine knives and industrial blades or AccuTEC’s skinner blades then contact [email protected]

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EMPack 2018

Durham-Duplex had a very successful EMPack 28th Feb-1st March at the NEC.

UK Sales Director Paul Bottomley said ” this was a good show with a varied visitor base and collocated with both Packaging Innovations and the Label & Print show so we are well placed to maximise the opportunity with our wide range of products.  Once again it proved a good show and we had interest across our product range from packsging knives through to safety hand knives”

For more information or a quote contact [email protected]

Eisenwarenmesse/International Hardware Show 2018

Durham-Duplex had an excellent International Hardware show in Koln 4 -7th March 2018.  Alternatively known as Practical World or Eisenwarenmesse it is the bi-annual gathering for the tools industry in Koln to see customers and do business.   Paul Bottomley said “This year lined up to the hype and we saw a great many customers and distributors from UK, EU, Asia and USA during the 4 days.  This is particularly important for us as not only do we handle our own products but as the exclusive EMEA distributors for AccuTEC blades Inc and their full range on the stand brought a lot of interest.”

If you missed the show but would like more information then contact Paul at [email protected] or on +441142432313.


ProSweets 2018

Mr Piper was looking happy for good reason as this company renowned sugar lover was exhibiting in the midst of the Worlds biggest sweets and chocolate exhibition ISM held in Koln at the end of January.  The manufacturing equipment part of the show is called Prosweets and Durham-Duplex had a small stand to connect with European and global manufacturers.  “This show bought very different enquiries from our normal EU shows.” said David ” In particular the enquiries were from companies obsessed with quality in their own products so recognised the quality in ours.  It was nice to be able to talk about performance and finish not just price.  All in all a good show and of course the opportunity to sample everything from Stroop Waffles to popcorn is an added bonus.”

If you missed the show and have an enquiry contact David at [email protected] or call +441142432313 and ask for Export.

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