Print-Leeds makes move to double production

Specialist printing company Print-Leeds has moved premises in the first part of the company’s expansion and £5m investment plan which will double its production capability.

The company has moved to a new four acre site in Bramley, Leeds half a mile from its original premises in Pudsey. The new site comprises of two 30,000 sq ft units, one of which Print-Leeds will fully occupy by the end of this year.

The office, production facilities and the digital division have already moved and the company’s current Heidelberg 7-colour litho press is due to be dismantled and moved during the Christmas break.

Print-Leeds prides itself on being one of the most technically advanced printers in the UK, constantly investing in new machinery to open up new markets and better serve its clients. The company acquired a wet glue label printer five years ago which trebled its turnover.

The company has ordered a new Heidelberg XL106 7-colour with coater which will be installed alongside the existing press and both will be up and running for the first week in January. This will give the firm double the production capacity, streamline production, provide greater flexibility and will bring the all-important contingency option in-house for the production of wet glue labels, composite tube wraps, litho box laminates and all the litho plastics work.

This is a £5m investment for Print-Leeds and another milestone in the company’s long history.

Rod Fisher, managing director of Print-Leeds said: “It is the wet glue label division that has spearheaded this expansion programme as demand rises for this type of printing. Despite extending our previous premises when we acquired S&C Labels we have outgrown the building and its production capability. Tanda Works gives us a lot of options: room for two presses, a newly housed digital division, a specific finishing department, paper storage and we will be able to add a PSL line. Its exciting times.”

Property consultant Eddisons has completed on the sale of Print-Leeds’ old premises and the purchase of the new, with a combined sale price of £2.8m.

Steven Jones, director of agency at Eddisons, said: “We are seeing an escalating demand for quality industrial space in the right location and it was satisfying to be able to assist a local Leeds business in both selling their existing premises and relocating to a great new site.”

He added: “The new Print-Leeds site has two units and the neighbouring Anchor Works on Swinnow Lane will be available for any 30,000 sq ft occupiers looking for freehold or leasehold premises.”

Eddisons has seen a recent influx of new freehold sales instructions in Leeds. Mr Jones continued: “There is particularly good demand in the market currently. Yet again we expect to see all vacant possession opportunities being snapped up in the short term due to the lack of development and supply in the market.”

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