Veritek relocates to increase space and streamline operations

Richard Stuart-Turner
Monday, October 17, 2016

Service and maintenance provider to the graphic arts and print sector Veritek has relocated to a new purpose-built facility to increase its space and consolidate its operations.

The move four miles across from Hampden Park in Eastbourne to Polegate, East Sussex was completed last month, with all staff moving across.

The company, which has a turnover of around £23m, employs around 300 staff in total, with around 130 engineers based in the UK.

The move has provided sufficient space to accommodate Veritek's support desk operation, management and administration in the same building, the firm said.

The new unit, which Veritek is renting on a 20-year lease, is around 50% larger than its previous headquarters, which it owned and has now sold.

The business also owns a second unit in another part of Eastbourne, where its repair centre is based, which it is hoping to sell soon.

The operations and 20 staff based in that building are set to move to a second leased unit opposite the new premises in Polegate, which will be completed in January.

Veritek head of business development James Salamon said: “We’d been in our main Eastbourne office – an ex-Kodak photo print lab - for around 20 years. It was an industrial building that we converted into offices and down a dark alley in a housing estate, so not really fit for purpose.

“It was nice inside and quite well kept, but we now have a purpose-built double storey modern office with a stunning view overlooking the South Downs.”

He added: “Everything is new, it’s built to our specifications and both sites will now be in one location. It also has better road connections and more meeting rooms and and should be a little more impressive for visitors.”

Traditionally a technical support services outsourcing partner for photolabs such as Agfa and Fujifilm, Veritek has diversified since 2006 into the healthcare, ophthalmic, digital cinema markets and graphics arts markets. Under the latter, the business offers technical and ongoing support for CTP, digital, inkjet and wide-format equipment.

Salamon said the firm’s relationship with HP has continued to grow recently and it has also taken on more business from Epson.

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