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Double Polar order for Welsh group


Two Welsh printers, Pensord Press in Blackwood and its sister company Cambrian Printers in Aberystwyth, will each take a new Polar 115N Plus next month.

Karl Gater, group operations director, says: “Cutting is an area which is least analysed and looked at but which is absolutely critical to production. The guillotines take work from litho and digital presses and feed so many functions including laminating, stitching and binding and they are also a backup for the automatic trimmers, too.”

The Pensord installation is a like for like 115cm guillotine swap but the Cambrian Polar 115N Plus replaces a 137cm width machine.

“For B1, the 115cm configuration is just right and these guillotines give us the latest technology, replacing kit that is 10 to 15 years old,” says Mr Gater. “The technology has changed and we like to invest and keep up to date. Although the guillotine will affect few staff it is welcomed by the operators because the touchscreen, programming and Optiknife knife changing make it easy equipment to operate.”

Pensord Press employs 120 staff and runs 24/7 to produce over 380 regular publications for 240 publishers. It mails out over 6 million packages a year. It puts an emphasis on having people with the right attitude who can be involved and instigate change, armed with the right equipment and a focus on customer service, quality, delivery and value.

Cambrian Printers has been in business since 1860 and became part of the Pensord Group in 2017. Employing 60 staff, including apprentices, Cambrian Printers supplies customers UK wide, with a wide range of commercial print specialising in short run high pagination work, including catalogues, brochures, journals and bespoke books. It puts an emphasis on quality, service and technical knowledge.

For further information please contact:

Diana Thompson, Plus Point PR Ltd, on 01494-817178 or 07802-898313
Ian Trengrouse, Heidelberg UK, on 07825-781483
Karl Gater, Pensord Group, 01495-223721.

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