Simpson Group completes £1m investment in new technology
Simpson Group, the point of sale printer specialist, has completed an investment of more than £1m in machinery at its Washington site.
The point of purchase print company is set to install a highly-automated digital press, which will maximise productivity whilst opening up job opportunities and career development for its 100-strong workforce.
Simpson Group’s commercial director, Mark Jerrard and production director, David Dowson visited FESPA 2018, Europe’s largest specialty print exhibition in Berlin to secure the new machinery deal with Fujifilm.
The new technology joins Simpson Group’s portfolio of digital printers, further complimenting its litho and screen printing capabilities.
The installation will also enable employees to bolster operations in different parts of the business, with three new positions already created for employees within the team.
Mark Jerrard, commercial director at Simpson Group, said: “Everything we invest in now is related to becoming more efficient as a business; helping to improve productivity and accuracy which will in turn streamline our work and enable us to develop our people and their skills into other areas of the company.
“The new equipment will also see us significantly increase our automation, print quality and overall return on investment for our customers, which is of course paramount.
“Due to the printer’s sheer speed and efficiency we expect to have the capacity to increase our current workload and take on new clients. With this comes further investment in machinery and new staff appointments over the coming months, so it’s an exciting time for us.”