About Duraweld

Duraweld is the UK’s leading manufacturer of customised plastic stationery products such as printed ring binders for a training manual or branded document boxes for a conference.  Our goal is to help our customers make their materials look professional and last longer with specially made stationery.
 
We make five commitments to every Duraweld customer: 

- We respond quickly
- We give great value for money
- We give helpful, friendly advice
- We have the best online service in the industry
- We provide seriously green solutions
 

Three Pillars Awards
We introduced the ‘three pillars’ system to Duraweld in 2008, and since then it has brought about significant changes in how we operate and how we serve our customers.


The three pillars upon which we build our business are:
      •   Simple efficient operations
      •   Excellent people
      •   Outstanding customer service
 
In 2009 we launched the Three Pillars Awards. We asked all our employees to nominate who they thought had excelled in each area. The response has been fantastic and we are thrilled to be able to congratulate the winners of our 2014 award:

 

 

Outstanding Customer Service = Claire Hutchinson

Simple Efficient Operations = Aron Twose

Excellent People = Maggie Temple

 

2013 - Winners

 

         

Outstanding                Simple                  Excellent People
Customer                    Efficient               Lee Buckham

Service                       Operations

Craig McGowan           Jon Reeves                           

 

Associations

We are always open to learn about the latest trends and to share our own knowledge and experience.  That's why we are active members of the following associations:

 

•    British Association for Print and Communication

•    Independent Print Industries Association

•    Binding Industries of America

•    Promota

•    Carbon Zero through Co2balance.com

 

 

Our History

Launched in 1959, Duraweld was initially run as a partnership by Mr Thackray and Mr Durak.  Duraweld is a combination of their name and the high frequency welding technique they used to weld their plastic products, which in those days were predominantly plastic book covers for libraries and sleeves for telephone books.

In 1970, young entrepreneur Richard Senior, who had a similar company in Essex, called Mac Plastics, met with Mr Thackray and decided to merge their companies to create Duraweld Limited. The company continued to grow through acquisition, and in 1985 a purpose built factory was constructed on Salter Road, along with a warehouse.

At the time Duraweld worked on many mass market projects.  However, Duraweld could see that this work would eventually disappear to China.  Duraweld pulled away from this market and begin a successful strategic move into niche sectors, including fully customised products for smaller quantities.

 

In March 2010, the company underwent a management buy out and Hannah Senior, the former Sales & Marketing Director (and also Richard's daughter), now owns the company jointly with Mark Yeung, the former Finance Manager.  Under the new leadership, the same entrepreneurial spirit of the business persists with industry awards for the Build Your Own internet service and two consecutive placements in the Sunday Times Top Green Companies listings.  The company employs over 50 staff, and leads the industry in the supply of innovative, customised plastic stationery products to clients across the UK.

 

For a full timeline see our Facebook page.

Jobs
If you wish to join our team then look at our jobs page.

 

Meet the Team!

Put a face to the name by visiting our meet the team page.

 

 

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