Integrity Print Ltd, the £60m turnover print group, that includes A1 Security Print, has moved into the manufacture of medical specimen bags. The specialised nature of the products has involved acquiring two finishing lines from the assets of the recently closed Tressanda print business. Tony Pelgrave, formerly Sales Manager at Tressanda, has joined Integrity to help develop and grow sales of the product, along with two key members of the production team.
Specimen bags are widely used in the NHS to securely transfer fluid samples between departments and laboratories and feature a leak proof adhesive seal. The Specimen bags can be combined with a pre-printed paper form to create multi- part carriers with integrated labels. Integrity also have the facility to add variable barcodes and unique numbering to the product to ensure accurate distribution and reconciliation of samples.
The specimen bag department will be run as part of the Security Print Division headed up by Jim Richardson of A1 Security Print limited.
Commenting on the decision to produce the Specimen Bags, Sales and Marketing Director Andrew Law said “We are providing increasing amounts of print to NHS Trusts and Tressanda’s customer base was closely aligned with many of our existing trade clients. This gives our clients the opportunity to source a wide range of products more effectively through a single supplier. Our business strategy is to diversify our print offering, enabling us to add more value to our clients, and the ability to produce specimen bags meets this objective.”
The Integrity Labels division are delighted to announce that they have placed an order for a new ABG labels press complete with Digicon in-line finishing. The £650,000 investment will deliver a significant boost to the division’s capability and capacity to service the distribution and logistics sector that are a core part of Integrity’s labels business.
The equipment has been specified with three colour printing and turret re-wind finishing and is due to be commissioned by mid October 2019, in time for the peak demand period for the sector. Running at 150 meters per minute the new line will allow Integrity to meet a continued growth in demand for long run labels that has seen the division increase sales by 25% during 2019, as turnover grows to £8 million per annum.
Martin Clissold, General Manager of the Labels Division, commented – “The ABG line is a best in class piece of kit for our target market. Our existing ABG line is running at full capacity only a year after installation and we continue to attract new business in the retail distribution and fulfilment sector with our track record of consistent delivery and reliable product quality”
Integrity Print have agreed to be the main shirt sponsor for Midsomer Norton Rugby Club Under 15’s and it was great to see the new shirts on display at the club’s recent tour match against Devon side Brixham RFC. The team are coached by former Integrity employee Robbie Fuller and the company are pleased to be able to support a flourishing local team.