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.

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.”

For more information contact [email protected] or [email protected]

ANUGA FoodTec Koln 26-28 April 2022

Durham-Duplex were looking forward to exhibiting at the first Anuga Foodtec since 2018 and teh event did not disappoint.  The event ran 26-28th April in Koln Messe and as a whole industry show it covered all aspects of our product range.  David Piper, EU Sales Manager, explained:

“Anuga is divided into separate but complementary zones covering meat, fish, packaging, processing, bakery etc and so there is a wide cross section of both our customers and target audience attended the event.  The 2018 show was a great success for us with our product range from skinner to our own manufactured machine knives so we went for the same hall same location theory to maximise brand awareness and that really worked as poeple sought us out.  We retained our European reach through our Brussels subsidiary and as a manufacturer qualifying under the 0% tariff point of origin rules that was a big discussion point at the event.  So to remind customers that if you want to be supplied by a manufacturer across EU and the World then get in touch.”

 

For more information contact David at [email protected]    or call the export team on +44 114 251 8468

 

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

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]

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.

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

Safety and Health Connect 1- 30th June

A live exhibition in summer 2021 was probably too much to hope for and as expectde the live Safety and Health exhibition at the Excel scheduled for July 2021 has been moved 2022.  However all is not lost as Durham-Duplex were one of the exhibitors at the Safety and Heath Connect virtual exhibition which ran online event 1-30th June. Paul Bottomley, UK Sales Director, agrees that the month long virtual event was a worthwhile exercise:

“Since Empack in Feb 2020 we have been unable to get out  and we have all missed the opportunity to meet with and talk to customers face to face rather than just by Zoom and phone.  I know that everyone has been in the same boat and whilst I would love to do a live event in July the virtual event was still a very good opportunity to introduce the Company and our products to potential customers.  We were on line with our rage of OLFA and DD safety knives and be able to reconnect with both the industry and our customers in the South of England and nationally.  As ever we had new OLFA product to show and the reinforced focus on health and safety by companies over the Lockdown means that we had plenty of interest from  Industry looking to improve the safety of their cutting operations.”

For more details or if you have safety knife enquiries contact Paul on 01142432313 or [email protected]  Alternatively you can use the Connect virtual event via www.safety-health-expo.co.uk 

 

 

Flow wrap or Horizontal zigzag knives

Durham-Duplex manufactures it’s machine knives in Sheffield and has a particular specialisation in the manufacture of knives and anvils for use in horizontal, or flow wrap, packaging machines.  In particular Durham-Duplex focusses on the highly technical zig zag knives which are particularly demanding to manufacture in tolerance which combined with equally highly specified anvils gives excellent cutting result at high speeds and with modern recycled films. 

 As retail opens up packaging demands will increase and Durham-Duplex are well placed to support your requirement whether for flow wrap, toothed or straight knives all Made in Sheffield.

 For more information or to discuss a quote please contact [email protected] or call 0114 243 2313

CONTACT US

Durham Duplex
312 Petre Street
Sheffield
S4 8LT
England

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