PM Solutions invests more than £1.2m in new premises and kit

Richard Stuart-Turner
Friday, January 23, 2015

Print and mailing house PM Solutions has invested £1.2m in a new-build facility and a further £50,000 on a Norpak P9 Polyprocesser polywrapping device and Shuttleworth MIS.

The Scottish firm is currently based at a 278sqm unit it has owned and occupied for the past 10 years but has decided to make the move 300 yards over to a new-build 1,394sqm building to accommodate its expanding plant list. The new unit will be built over the next few months and the business is expecting to move over in June.

“We’re currently having to rent additional accommodation because our current building is too small for us now. I had a plot of land at the other end of the road so designed the new unit myself and drew up the plans,” said managing director Ron Davidson.

“The area we’re in serves the bypass and the M8. It’s a lovely area just on the outskirts of Edinburgh, so the location is ideal for us and also for our customers.

“Everything’s going under one roof, although we’ll still keep the disaster recovery site that we have that at the moment, because it assures our customers that we can still be operational if anything happens to our main site.”

The company secured planning permission for the venture around four years ago but held off from setting the wheels in motion straight away due to the economic situation at the time.

The business operates Canon Océ, Kodak and Konica Minolta digital machinery, five Riso full-colour printers, an AMS inkjet printer, Buhrs and Kern mailing lines and a Norpak P9 Polyprocesser polywrapping device, which was installed last month.

“We’d been getting quite a few enquiries for polywrapping and decided to dip our toes into the water. We started off with a little polybagger just to see how it would go and this was fine for small jobs, but not longer runs, hence the reason we took on the Norpak,” said Davidson.

A Domino inkjet printer will be fitted onto the Norpak device later this year and the business has also recently purchased a Shuttleworth MIS.

PM Solutions, which has 16 staff and a turnover of £3m, produces transactional mail and marketing collateral as well as a range of general print.

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