Leeds specialist printing firm doubles production in first part of £5m expansion plan
Print-Leeds, the specialist printing company, has moved premises in the first part of the company’s expansion and £5m investment plan.
The company has moved to a new four-acre site in Bramley, Leeds half a mile from its original premises in Pudsey.
The new site comprises two 30,000 sq ft units, one of which Print-Leeds will fully occupy by the end of this year.
The office, production facilities and the digital division have already moved and the company’s current Heidelberg 7-colour litho press is due to be dismantled and moved during the Christmas break.
The company has ordered a new Heidelberg XL106 7-colour with coater which will be installed alongside the existing press and both will be up and running for the first week in January.
This will give the firm double the production capacity and bring the contingency option in-house for the production of wet glue labels, composite tube wraps, litho box laminates and all the litho plastics work.
Rod Fisher, managing director of Print-Leeds, said: “It is the wet glue label division that has spearheaded this expansion programme as demand rises for this type of printing. Despite extending our previous premises when we acquired S&C Labels we have outgrown the building and its production capability.
“Tanda Works gives us a lot of options: room for two presses, a newly housed digital division, a specific finishing department, paper storage and we will be able to add a PSL line. Its exciting times.”
Property consultant Eddisons has completed on the sale of Print-Leeds’ old premises and the purchase of the new, with a combined sale price of £2.8m.
Steven Jones, director of agency at Eddisons, added: “We are seeing an escalating demand for quality industrial space in the right location and it was satisfying to be able to assist a local Leeds business in both selling their existing premises and relocating to a great new site.
“The new Print-Leeds site has two units and the neighbouring Anchor Works on Swinnow Lane will be available for any 30,000 sq ft occupiers looking for freehold or leasehold premises.”
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