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Friday, November 13, 2015

Company now running D&C plant has full order book


* The former Dobson & Crowther printworks now has a full order book, say directors.

THE company which has taken over the former Dobson & Crowther printworks in Llangollen reports a full order book and says it is considering adding extra production capacity to meet demand.

Telford-based Mail Solutions stepped in to buy the assets after D&C went into administration last June with 55 of its 79-strong workforce being made redundant.

Now, a few months after production resumed at the newly-built Cilmedw factory, Mail Solutions’ directors have given an update on progress being made.

Business development director Karl Lee said: “Equipped with an array of specialist manufacturing plant, the Llangollen site has been set up to strengthen overall production capabilities, broaden our product portfolio as well as create opportunities to target new markets.

“Mail Solutions has established itself over many years as a market leader for supplying clients with mailing envelopes and direct mail. However, the new venture will bring about a key step change for the business.

“With the kit we have at Llangollen, we have not just expanded our direct mail capacity but we now also offer an array of new niche products, including seed packets, photographic envelopes, gift card envelopes, coin envelopes and jewellery gift envelopes to name a few.

“The 45,000 square foot site is only just operational but already the company has seen a positive response from the marketplace by generating a solid order book in such a period of short time.”

Another Mail Solutions director, Simon Prescott, said: “At the moment, we are operational five days a week, but given the current growth rate we are already considering adding production hours or creating more shifts to accommodate the workload.”

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