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Baskerville press boosts operations with cutting-edge investment

Press release issued on behalf of Salisbury-based Baskerville Press

Customers of the Baskerville Press will benefit from a more diverse range and premium quality of printing products, thanks to a significant machinery upgrade made by the Salisbury print firm.

The £1.5m investment made by owner and group managing director Allan Kerr will see the current press replaced at the firm, by a  Speedmaster SM 74-5P from Heidelberg, the market-leading German manufacturer of printing machinery.  The firm’s sister operation in Barrow-In-Furness will also benefit from the same upgrade.

This significant investment follows several business acquisitions in the South West and North West of England and affirms Kerr’s commitment to strengthening operations across his growing portfolio of printing firms.

“18 months have been spent researching new machinery options and to ensure that our long-term business plans can be realised, investment has been made in these marketing-leading printing presses, to make operations more efficient and cost-effective” explained Mr Kerr, who recently returned to the UK, following a week in Germany making final decisions on machinery to be installed at the two print firms.

“The real advantage of this upgrade will be seen by our customers, as the net increase in productivity means that significantly less running costs are passed on.  The sophistication of this machinery also allows us to offer a more diverse range and higher quality of printing services.”

The Baskerville Press was established in 1993 and specialises in commercial printing for companies in and around the local area.  Print services available include graphic design, mono book printing, business stationery, large format graphic panels, posters and direct mail marketing.