60 seconds with Hammond Bindery
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Trade binding specialist Hammond Bindery was founded in 1976, and then acquired by long-established printer H Charlesworth & Co in the early 1980s.
In 2004, the two businesses were co-located creating much faster and efficient production, and in 2010 the firms were acquired by new owners. Now headed up by managing director David Boothman, the company continues to evolve to meet the needs of today’s print companies.
Where are you based?
Just off the M1 junction 40 at Wakefield
How many staff do you have?
62 permanent staff. With agency staff it goes up to 100 in our busiest periods
What does your firm do?
Trade book binding and print finishing of all sorts of publications
Which geographic area do you serve?
Our clients are widespread across the UK
Who are your clients?
Trade printers mainly but also some print management companies, design and marketing agencies
What’s your USP?
Excellent quality in both production and service
What’s your company’s motto?
‘Perfect binding every time!’
What equipment do you run?
Kolbus Ratiobinder KM473 for long-run perfect and PUR binding, Horizon perfect and PUR binding lines for digital work, Muller Martini, Duplo and Horizon stitching lines, Pfaffle wire and spiral binding, MBO folders
What’s been your proudest achievement in the past few years?
Achieving and maintaining our ISO and FSC accreditations
Where do you see your business in five years’ time?
Continuing to build great working relationships with clients to provide them with the products and services they need, when they need them
What’s your team’s favourite biscuit?
The two-finger KitKat