Machinery experts from a leading West Yorkshire direct mail and print specialists went from Britain to Brittany to find a green solution to a press problem – and saved £750,000 into the bargain.
Rick Ambler and Wayne Clare, of Keighley-based DMP, went on the hunt for a sustainable way to replace the company’s worn out Man Roland 300 litho press.
DMP md Tony Kemp said: “Parts for this model now have to be made to order, which is a lengthy and costly process. Rather than do this, or go down the scrap-and-buy-new route, we preferred to find an identical second hand litho press and upcycle bits from both to end up with a fully working machine plus a bank of spare parts.”
Rick and Wayne found the perfect replacement litho press, in Lannion in Brittany, but faced a new challenge in moving the machine to Keighley.
Tony said: “Rick supervised the painstaking process of taking the new litho press to pieces, bit by bit, packed it and sent it into haulage. Once it arrived, he spent a further two weeks reassembling it.
“As well as being a more environmentally friendly solution, it saved around £750,000 on a new litho press and we have invested into the future and for the long term and have a set of spare parts that would make any engineer proud.”
DMP is the company behind the Hello Market direct mail platform, which allows businesses of all sizes to create tailored, personalised, dynamic direct mail campaigns. Hello Market software is free to use online and users only pay for what they print and mail.
“There are no set up costs and no minimum run charges, so it’s ideal for every organisation to use for some or all of its communications requirements.”