PHD Mail in £1m BlueCrest spend

Richard Stuart-Turner
Thursday, July 15, 2021

PHD Mail has invested £1m in new BlueCrest mailing equipment to increase its speed and efficiency.

Moore (left, with Dunn): "This investment represents a step change"
Moore (left, with Dunn): "This investment represents a step change"

Three BlueCrest MPS high-speed inserting systems were installed at the transactional print, hybrid mail, and e-billing specialist’s main 1,860sqm facility in Burton-on-Trent in late June and early July.

The deal also included a long-term, single source, onsite engineer service and maintenance agreement to ensure optimal productivity.

The new machines, which can process up to 26,000 envelopes per hour, have replaced some of PHD Mail’s existing mailing platforms.

The investment has enabled the business to process all of its output on a reduced number of machines with more speed and greater efficiency, which it said will deliver “a significant uplift in net good mail pieces per hour on the belt”.

PHD Mail operations director Antony Moore said: “This investment represents a step change and takes PHD Mail to the next level. The MPS inserting system is widely recognised in the industry as a world-class product, particularly in the transactional space.

“It has ultra-high productivity and unrivalled integrity credentials which are of paramount importance for secure mission-critical statements and billing runs. Also key to us at PHD is the ergonomic footprint, which means we can easily fit several, highly-configured systems into our production facility.”

Business development director Kevin Dunn added: “This investment gives us more options and greater capacity to onboard new transactional clients.

“Together with our Advanced DC file-based inserting software for process integrity, and our BlueCrest mail sorters delivering considerable postal savings for our clients, we are well placed to capitalise on new market opportunities and very much look forward to the future, working in close collaboration with the BlueCrest team.”

Around 18 months ago PHD Mail made a circa-£800,000 investment in Ricoh kit and software on the back of new business wins at the growing company.

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