HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee


Durham-Duplex would like to congratulate Her Majesty The Queen on her Platinum Jubilee and will be celebrating this milestone with the rest of the UK and Commonwealth over the National Holiday 3rd  – 6th June 2022.

God save our gracious Queen!




Farewell to Frank Baker


We recently said farewell to Frank Baker who retired after 19 years with Durham-Duplex and with many miles of grinding behind him. The Company is very sad to lose him and his grinding expertise. MD Charles Turner was delighted to mark Frank’s retirement the traditional way with a clock and all at DD wish him a long and happy retirement.  However, rest assured that whilst his skills will continue to be needed here he made a point of ensuring that these were passed on and we very grateful that his “tricks of the trade” (aka grinders magic) will continue so that we can still do all the difficult grinding jobs just without his hands on the wheel.

Frank – Thank you for your service.

Empack & Packaging Innovation NEC 25-26 May 2022

Bringing to an end a busy fortnight of shows across 3 countries was Empack and Packaging Innovation at the NEC where Durham-Duplex exhibited its full range of packaging, meat & food processing and safety hand knives to the UK market.  Paul Bottomley, UK Sales Director, said “Empack shows work well and we like the  package that they offer.  The organisers brought in a wide cross section  of the industry which made it an attractive event for us to do.  We have had a busy event schedule in 2022 but Empack and PI had been a particularly highlight in the diary for a while and we enjoyed our visit to NEC very much.  This year we  showed our expanded range of meat & poultry processing blades as well as examples of our range of tray knives and some new OLFA safety products.”

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Empack Namur 19th May 2022

Durham Duplex était ravi d’être à Empack Namur en Belgique pour montrer notre série de couteaux à l’industrie Wallonne de la transformation et de l’emballage alimentaire.  David Piper, directeur des ventes pour l’UE, a déclaré : « Le fait d’avoir une filiale Belge nous a ouvert les yeux sur les opportunités en Belgique et en particulier sur la concentration d’entreprises de haute technologie Français parlant en Wallonie.  Cet Empack inaugral, bien que deux fois retardé par le Covid, était l’occasion idéale pour DD de présenter sa gamme dans la fabuleuse ville de Namur. »

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Durham Duplex are delighted to be at Empack Namur in Belgium to show our series of knives to the Wallonia food processing and packaging industry.  David Piper, EU Sales Manager, said “having a Belgian subsidiary has opened our eyes to the opportunities in Belgium and particularly the concentration of high tech French speaking companies in Wallonia.  This inaugral Empack, although twice delayed by Covid , is the perfect opportunity for DD to showcase its range in the fabulous city of Namur.”

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Safety& Health EXpo 2022 – Excel London – 17 – 19 May 2022

Durham-Duple exhibited at the Safety & Health Expo in the Excel Centre in London’s Docklands 17-19 May 2022.  they were easy to find straight opposite the Theatre where Louis Therouax amongst others drew a big crowd which drove increased numbers to the stand

As Paul Bottomley, UK Sales Director, says ” it is a big national show co-located with several other events which makes the Excel Centre a good meeting point to see our customers, particularly those in London and the SE.  Our range of safety hand knives are always in demand as prevention is better than cure and in particular the OLFA range we show, as OLFAs exclusive UK Industrial Distributor, always attract attention for their innovative safety solutions.”








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IFFA 14- 19 May 2022

Durham-Duplex enjoyed exhibiting at IFFA 14-19 May 2022 in Hall 9.1.  IFFA is the biggest European and international meat processing event attended by the International industry and with exhibitors form the across the world.  Durham-Duplex showed their range of chicken and meat processing blades and the Personna skinner blades alongside DD’s full range of packing blades.  As MD Charles Turner Said ” Every meat processors is also a meat packager and so our mix of meat and packaging blades fitted nicely at the show.  We also included some alternative protein processing products for the first time as the non-meat protein side of the exhibition is growing and all industrial customers like to deal with the Manufacturer especially when delivery is key due to global disruption to the supply chain.”

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Durham Duplex
312 Petre Street
S4 8LT

Phone: + 44 (0)114 243 2313
Fax: + 44 (0)114 244 4329