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Manufacturers of Polythene Packaging

Delivering Expert Packaging Solutions since 1988

It's 25 years since Duo UK launched in Gorton with 17 employees, 4 machines and bags full of enthusiasm, dedication and a passion for packaging.

Thanks to 25 years of delivering consistently high quality packaging products, a dedication to exceptional customer service and expert advice, Duo UK has secured its position in the packaging market as one of the most trusted packaging suppliers and can proudly name some of the UK's leading retail, mail order, e-retail and industrial brands as our long standing customers.

To celebrate this milestone Duo UK  has invested £1.1m into new machinery and software.  The bulk of the investment has been made in a £750,000 co-extruder machine which will help to position Duo at the forefront of polythene manufacturing technology and increases film manufacturing capacity by 40%. In addition to the co-extruder, £225,000 has been invested in a 6-colour flexographic printing press which offers faster double-sided printing and additional funds in Manufacturing Production Scheduling (MRP) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software.  

Founder and Managing Director David Brimelow speaks on this achievement, "In 25 years Duo has grown its turnover to £25m and I'm incredibly proud of what the team has achieved. We are a family business with five Brimelows working for Duo and that ethos is reflected in how we look after our employees, who in turn take great care of our customers and ultimately drive our business.  We are proud of the fact we have employees who have chosen to stay and grow with us from the very beginning.  In addition, one of our apprentices has recently been named Apprentice of the Year and we're offering financial support to another team member to gain degree level qualifications.

"Investing in people, like investing in equipment is, not only the right thing to do - it makes good business sense. This approach, along with the significant investment in the co-ex machine and the ingenious method of funding Paul spearheaded, speaks volumes about our positive, pro-active attitude to strengthening and growing our business whatever the economic climate and despite Government "support" for manufacturing. 

As we celebrate the 25 year milestone we would like to take thank our long standing partners; our employees, customers and suppliers that have contributed to the company's success.

Did you know?

Duo are a member of Sedex which provides independent recognition of our ethical practices in our supply chain.

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