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Manufacturers of Polythene Packaging



- Investment in 2 gravimetric dosing machines to improve quality of film and reduce waste and energy consumption

- Winner of Apprentice of the Year Award at Plastics Industry Awards

- Awarded ISO 9001 Accreditation

- Barclaycard Premier League Trophy visits Duo




- Awarded Investors in People Standard

- Winner of Lean Manufacturing Award at Yorkshire Productivity Awards

- To extend the Duo products range to include luxury paper bags, tissue paper, branded stickers and Duo can offer its customer base, Duo acquired Grahams Paper and Polythene.




- Heat Recovery System installed to convert 'waste' heat into energy.

- Duo made skills pledge and developed on-going training plan for all employees

- Unveiled closed loop recycling logo to highlight products with the inclusion of recycled polythene material that has been saved from a destiny in landfill.

- Duo adopted internet based Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) to transact electronic documents with all trading partners.




- New Duo brand identity launched

- Successfully completed a management buyout and management team strengthened with the appointment of Anthony and Dale Brimelow to the board together with Paul Teasdale who joins as Financial Director




- Investment in a regenerative heat recovery (RTO) system to reduce emissions created during the printing process by 99%




- Introduced state of the art ink dispensing technologies to minimise waste




- Duo launched specialist product for the ecommerce market a "Branded Glue Strip Mailing Bag". Duo noticed the growing consumer trend to purchase products online and designed a polythene glue strip mailer specifically for this purpose. All of the glue strip polythene mailing bags that are produced within our factory are branded with the Duo Mail UK logo to show this registered brand of quality.




- Duo acquired a second manufacturing site in Derby to increase capacity and offer contingency planning.




- Duo introduced process printing to offer customers a higher quality bespoke designs

- Always keen to reduce solvent emissions Duo started to use water-based inks




- After outstripping growth projections Duo moved to a purpose built site in Miles Platting.




- Turnovered £1.7 million in first 12 months




- Duo Plastics Ltd launched in Gorton with 17 employees, 4 machines and bucket loads of enthusiasm, dedication and a passion for packaging.

Did you know?

Almost three quarters of consumers view the packaging their goods arrive in as an integral part of their customer experience.

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