Health and Safety Event NEC 5-7 April

DD stand at H&S NEC 2022


Durham Duplex had a very successful Health and Safety Event in the NEC 5-7 April.  For, as Paul Bottomley, UK Sales Director, says “Covid related operating practises have changed how companies think and Health & safety is even higher up the radar especially in relation to reducing work place absences .  One of the main reasons for warehouse and dispatch staff missing work other than Covid is using incorrect hand knives for the job so Durham-Duplex were delighted to be showing the full OLFA range at the NEC 4-7 April. ”

For more information contact [email protected] or call 01142432313

A Foodies paradise! IFE & IFE Manufacturing 2022

The International Food & Drink Event at London Excel 21-23rd March 2022 was a Foodies idea of heaven and this year the show had the additional benefit of being co-located with the London Produce show, Pub 22 and the Hospitality & Restaurant show as well as the IFE Manufacturing show which was important as buying local and traceability becomes more popular.

Durham-Duplex were delighted to be one of the invited exhibitors showing their wares to the growing number of small food producers that visited the shows and whose brands are growing out of their kitchens and into small scale manufacturing. It is these little acorns that will help drive the UK’s Food and Drink sector for the next decade as we seek to make the food we eat more local and sustainable.

Alex Smith,  UK Area Sales Manager at Durham-Duplex, said “It had become apparent that the food industry in UK is changing and IFE is the UK’s showcase for the wide variety of products now made and sold here.  IFE is a vertical event with producers, manufacturers and consumers represented and all of them were seeking to modernise and increase their productivity in a sustainable way.  It therefore made sense for Durham-Duplex to be there and support this aspiration by exhibiting at the IFE Manufacturing event where our range of food processing and packaging knives, all being Made in Sheffield, are able to help with this revolution in locally sourced ethical food.” Alex added that  ” I also enjoyed doing some of the tasting tours and we took some chefs knives from local Sheffield Manufacturers which definitely tempted the professional chefs and encouraged them to buy Made in Sheffield products.”

If you missed the show but would like more information the contact Alex on  [email protected] or call 0114 243 2313 to book an appointment or arrange a visit.

ICE-Europe 15-17 March 2022

Durham-Duplex enjoyed exhibiting at ICE-Europe, the International Converting Exhibition, in Munich Trade Fair Centre 15-17 March 2022.  This event was last held in 2019 and after an enforced Covid break was back as the world’s leading exhibition for the conversion of flexible, web-based materials, such as paper, film, foil and nonwovens.  It offers a central marketplace for the international converting industry where suppliers of machinery, systems, materials and accessories meet with international industry experts who are looking for bespoke product  processing solutions and have specific investment plans.  As such its right up our street!

Carl Foster, International sales Director, and David Piper, EU Sales Manager, were on the DD stand and enjoyed meeting up with the Industry in Munich.  As David said “It was a great show to talk technical and also gets a real concentration of the industry into Munich which highlights what an important week it is.  We have established DD(EU) in Brussels to avoid all the issues around BREXIT and so we are well placed to continue supplying the market and enjoyed meeting friends, customers and competitors at the show.  We lifted the odd stein or two and might have also indulged in some Bavarian kaffee und kuchen as well.”

For more information or to get a  quote contact [email protected]

Southern Manufacturing 2022

Durham Duplex exhibited at the 2022 Southern Manufacturing show at Farnborough International 8-10th Feb 2022.  This show covers a huge range of manufacturing and suits the wide range of cutting edge solutions offered by Durham-Duplex which support everything from electronics recycling through to medical.

UK Sales Director Paul Bottomley said “I enjoy this show as it is very varied and you never know who will visit your stand next.  Being in such a wide ranging show at Southern Manufacturing shows off our range of products to a wide audience looking for our ability to support their manufacturing processes either with standard or specialist products.”

If you missed the show but would like a quote get in touch with Paul on [email protected]

Durham Duplex exhibiting at IPPE Show in Atlanta 25 – 27 January 2022

Durham– Duplex enjoyed exhibiting at the The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) show at the Georgia World Congress Centre in Atlanta 25-27 January 2022.

IPPE is the largest Poultry show of its kind in USA and focuses on:

  • Innovation – bringing together buyers and sellers of the latest technology of products and services to make your business successful;
  • Education – learning from the experts in free- and fee-based world-class programs on topics that cross industry interests;
  • Global Reach – attracting more than 8,000 International visitors from 130 countries; and
  • Networking – meeting new and rekindling old relationships with leaders across the industries.

Durham-Duplex were delighted  to show their range of processing and packaging knives in the heart of the US Meat and Poultry industry.

Export Director Carl Foster said ” Its took a bit of getting there but the hurdles were worthwhile when we got face to face with our customers old and new in this industry specific event.  The footfall at the show might have been better but as a Sheffield Manufacturer we are confident in our quality and ability to supply either in volume direct from UK or from stock held at our US facility in Aurora IL. ”

If you missed the show and would like a quote the contact Carl and the Team on [email protected]

Durham-Duplex looks forward to seeing you there again in 2023.

Happy Christmas

Durham-Duplex are looking forward to Christmas and a well earned break until 2022.

UK Customers looking for a late delivery we are open until 23rd December and return on Tuesday 4th January.

EU Customers we remain available for deliveries through out the Festive season, subject to carriers as ever.

ASEAN customers can order from DD(SEA) through out the Christmas period as normal with New Year being the only exception 31st December -4th January 2022.

We look forward to seeing you all in 2022.

Happy Christmas

Wear it Pink raises £900

Durham-Duplex might use Blue and Green as their corporate colours but when it come to supporting charity the Company was in the Pink in support of the Breast Cancer Now The Research and Care Charity.  Organiser Sharon Taylor did a great job whipping up not only support but also rounds of pink themed fairy cakes to support the charity raising £200 in house which when added to £247 from the Guardians of the Sheffield Assay Office and then doubled by Durham-Duplex’s MD Charles Turner made a donation  of £900 to the charity.

Our thanks go out to all the people that made a donation.

Well done Sharon for organising it all and congratulations to Sam or Mr Strawberry for really getting into the spirit of the day

Mr Strawberry

Sheffield 10k Race


It looks painful and it probably was but Chris Sugden, our Commercial manager, ran a very commendable 43mins and 40 seconds in the Sheffield 10k on Sunday 26th September.  The Durham-Duplex team of 6 runners came a creditable 3rd in the team race and raised £700 for Weston Park Hospital in the process.  The team consisted of previous runners from 2019 Chris Sugden, Phil Nowak and Jono Burns with Nathan Benham, Joe Sergent and Laura Stainburn running their first 10k.  Well done all of you!

PPMA 28-30 September 2021


Durham-Duplex had an exciting time exhibiting at the PPMA exhibition at the NEC on 28-30th September 2021.   This event was co-located with Interplas, Medtech and TCT3Sixty giving a great industrial showcase to the broad range of the Company’s cutting applications for all industry sectors and particularly the packaging, food processing and plastics side of manufacturing.  Being a Sheffield manufacturer we understand the importance of national and local supply chains and so the presence of our area sales managers at the PPMA show meant we were able to meet customers old and new from across the UK and Ireland.  As Paul Bottomley, UK sales Director says “PPMA is a great show and we know that it is the customer service and delivery of of high quality parts that marks us out from the rest and keeps customers happy and their machines working smoothly.  We enjoyed seeing friends and customers alike on our stand at PPMA as it had been a long 2 years away from the NEC and the buzz of doing a packaging and processing show.”  If you missed the show but need some support with your cutting edge requirements, wherever you are based in UK and Ireland, then contact Sales on [email protected] or call +44114 243 2313

Health and Safety Expo NEC 7-9 September 2021


Durham-Duplex had a very exciting Health and Safety Expo at the NEC 7-9 September 2021 and as Paul Bottomley, UK Sales Director said:  “Before the event it had felt like a life time since we  had been face to face with our our customers and potential new customers at an Exhibition. But, like riding a bicycle, it all came flooding back and we thoroughly enjoyed the exhibition and caught up with loads of customers both old and new enjoying the “Health & Safety Event” and the other parallel shows @ the NEC.”

Durham-Duplex have been OLFA’s UK Agents for since 1996 and you can see the full range on line or by contacting  [email protected] or calling 01142432313

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