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.”

For more information contact Paul on [email protected] or call 0114 243 2313

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. »

Pour plus d’informations, veuillez contacter David a [email protected]

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.”

For more information please contact David at

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.”








For more details contact Paul at [email protected] or call 0114 2423 2313

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


Bake Sale for the Master Cutler’s Challenge

The Accounts team have taken charge of Durham-Duplex’s contribution to the Master Cutler’s Challenge in support of Cavendish Cancer Care a Cancer Charity based in Sheffield supporting those affected by cancer.

Event 1 was a cake sale with offerings from Slutty Brownies to Lemon drizzle and Biscoff buns to Cookies which were all delicious and raised £125.

Event 2 was UK sales, Event 3 was Dispatch and Petre Street factory and Event 4 was the Export team.  Finally the production team did their bit and to date over £510 has been raised so well done Team!

We obviously like cake in DD.

Food Pack Asia 4-7 April 2022

Durham-Duplex are looking forward to exhibiting at the re-scheduled Food Pack Asia in BITEC Bangkok 4-7 April 2022.  The Durham-Duplex (SEA)  sales team are looking forward to the event which specialises in the needs for the Thai food processing and packaging needs .  As DD(SEA) Sales Manager Miss Kanwipha Kammana says “This show has always been about the knowledgeable operators, engineers  and bosses of Thai food companies who still want to offer their customers excellent products but are free of the restrictive maintenance agreements of Multinational firms.  This fits neatly into Durham-Duplex’s ability to make bespoke machine knife products in Thailand for the local market.”

For more information contact [email protected] or visit stand at BITEC Home – Food Pack Asia (

Empack Gorinchem 5-7 April 2022


Durham-Duplex (Europe) are Exhibiting at Empack Gorinchem, NL 5-7 April 2022.

EU Sales Manager David Piper said “Its so nice to be out visiting in Europe again after the lockdowns and we are looking forward to exhibiting at Empack in Gorinchem.  Secure supply lines are increasingly important with disruptions still being felt by the freight industry and supply chains.  At Durham Duplex our manufacturing base in UK and stock held at our sales base in Brussels allows us to support customers across Europe with on time bespoke machine knife and industrial blade deliveries within the single market for the food processing and packaging industry sectors.”

For more information visit the stand at B135 or contact [email protected]

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Durham Duplex
312 Petre Street
S4 8LT

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