Contact Originators, the leading UK graphics origination and flexographic plate manufacturer focused on the corrugated and flexible packaging sectors, has revealed a £5M+ investment in new buildings and equipment.
The company suffered a fire in January 2020, which destroyed one of two buildings at its current Bredbury, Stockport site. Having lost 40% of its production capacity, along with ancillary services, the business has continued to successfully grow with support from a number of industry peers. The company is now moving to a new 28,500 ft2 site in Dukinfield, Manchester, just five miles from the current facility.
Steve Mulcahy, CEO Contact Originators Group, commented: “Clearly the business has had a torrid time in 2020 with both the fire and Covid situation. And yet, we have had amazing support from both our teams and the industry. We would like to take this opportunity to once again thank everyone for their support!
“Despite the challenges, we’ve worked hard to ensure its been business as usual for our customers and we’ve been working on our plans to deliver the next stage of the Contact business vision and strategy.
“Today, we’re delighted to confirm that our new super site is ready for us to begin our move. With the latest innovations from our technology partners, along with the creation of a fully streamlined, automated facility, Contact is building the future of flexo prepress production.”
While the Bredbury site will remain operational during the transition, the Dukinfield site offers Contact Originators the opportunity to create a state of the art office, studio and production space for its 74 employees.
Mulcahy continued: “We are literally building our vision of what a prepress plant should look like in the 21st century. We are rolling out a highly efficient, sustainable facility that will deliver 24/7 excellence in quality and service. We will make further announcements in due course on the specifics of the investment, latest innovations and milestones as they are implemented.”
To find out more about Contact Originators, please visit contact-group.co.uk