Tuesday, November 19th, 2013
The Sherwood Press Hong Kong, a subsidiary of the Nottingham based printer, celebrates its 10th anniversary on the 19th November 2013.
The SPHK office was founded in 2003 by the Group’s CEO Jeremy Bacon and Derek Lam, with a vision of blending the best of East and West to provide a global manufacturing solution to the Group’s UK customers. The business handles product development, sourcing/cost effective manufacturing of greeting cards, gift bags and gift packaging, currently employing 150 members of staff in total.
SPHK has enjoyed continual growth since 2003, achieving a turnover of 50m HKD in 2012. Rapid expansion followed with the establishment of Semplice Print Production Ltd (the Group’s Far East print factory, based in Dongguan City, Guangdong Province of China), in November 2011. The plant is a new, modern factory with cutting-edge automated machinery and it holds ISO 14001 environmental accreditations. Global colour management is maintained utilising the discipline of ISO 12647.
Jeremy Bacon stated some of the benefits of working with Sherwood’s Far East business being “cost effective production, ideal for intricate-hand finished products, or packaging that needs to be manufactured closer to the point of production. All production prototyping is completed by our team in the UK – saving a considerable amount of time in a Far East workflow.”
SPHK has recently completed Phase Two investment at Semplice, boosting its finishing capacity with the addition of foiling, card folding, inserting and Virko machines, all installed in May 2013.
Phase Three investment includes the development of the packaging side of the Far East printing business. New machinery will be installed at the beginning of 2014; this will include new gluing lines and pick and place window-patching equipment.
The Sherwood Press Hong Kong company director, Derek Lam commented: “It has been a real pleasure working for SPHK over the past 10 years. It is a significant milestone for the business, with much of the growth being attributed to our loyal UK customers. We wish to thank everyone for their continued support and we look forward to another 10 years of business together.”
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