Investment in Elumatec saw doubles manufacturing capacity at DPI

East Midlands manufacturer DPI (UK) Limited has invested in a brand new, automated Elumatec DG104 twin headed mitre saw costing over £45,000, to support growing demand for its tensioned fabric displays from the large format printing trade and creative agencies in the UK and Ireland.

From its factory and new showroom in Castle Donington in the East Midlands, DPI (UK) manufactures aluminium frames and light boxes used with tensioned fabric graphics. Finished frame products are wall-mounted, free standing, or suspended from the ceiling and can be illuminated. Printed fabrics can also be supplied with the frame hardware. Widely used by major retailers, in airports and for conferences and exhibitions, fabric graphics are printed via Dye Sublimation, Latex or UV devices, then push-fit on to DPI (UK)’s frames and are folded or rolled enabling them to be cost effectively shipped.

Director at DPI (UK), Paul Tomlinson said. “We’re incredibly busy at the moment. As we offer the largest variety of profiles for use in tension fabric displays on the market, a massive increase in demand made this investment decision for us.

This saw complements what we have already, doubling our manufacturing capacity and giving us the additional capability to cut variable angles and much larger profiles. With a computerised display, what was a manual job is now automated, easier and faster. Elumatic diagnosed and fixed a few teething problems remotely in an instant. Fully commissioned just a week ago, it’s already proved its worth. We’ve seen an immediate increase in productivity which means we can meet some very tight lead-times.”

Paul adds, “We’ve seen how quickly this latest investment has had a positive effect, both on our order book and on staff morale”.