Investment in technology has been the keynote of a thumpingly good year for this “software company that happens to print”, whose lean manufacturing and automated processes mean 98% of work is processed completely automatically.
Dundee-based Tradeprint not only performed well throughout the recession, but this year notched up a tidy pre-tax profit on a £9m turnover. The Judges said: “The consistent levels of turnover and profit growth would be impressive in any sector, but in the commodity- driven trade sector they’re truly spectacular.”
Having grown sheet size from B3 to B2 to B1 and fully automated its processes, the firm is now gearing up for expansion into Europe.
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“Through every facet of the business, consistency is the watchword,” said the judges. So, it’s no surprise that Buxton has repeated its 2012 commendation. The company boasts substantial cash reserves, no bank debt and recently announced a £20m rolling capital investment drive, and while others struggled or fell during the recession, Buxton Press has emerged wiser, leaner and fitter.
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PrintWeek’s company of the year in 2012 almost snatched victory again this year thanks to kit investment and a factory overhaul worth more than £3m that helped secure some big new client wins. This not only meant the firm secured double-digit turnover growth, but, importantly, a similar level of growth in profits, which was no doubt aided by the fact that 27 production staff recently cross-trained on different machines to boost flexibility.
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- Impress Print Services
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