Duraweld is the UK’s leading manufacturer of customised plastic stationery products such as printed ring binders for a training manual or branded document boxes for a conference. Our goal is to help our customers make their materials look professional and last longer with specially made stationery. We make five commitments to every Duraweld customer: We respond quickly • We will turn quotes around rapidly • We believe in prompt communication • We will do our utmost to deliver goods to you when you want them We give great value for money • We manufacture high quality products • We believe in “no hidden extras” • We pride ourselves on our print capabilities • We want to save you time as well as money We give helpful, friendly advice • We listen, and help you find the best solution for your needs and budget • We will share our 50 years of expertise • We aim to be easy & simple to deal with We have the best online service in the industry • We provide instant quotes for customised products & access to our best prices • We give you peace of mind through complete control over your online order • We provide easy access to really useful advice and information We provide seriously green solutions • We are genuinely committed to reducing our impact as a business, and are featured in The Sunday Times Best Green Companies list • We understand the trade-offs in this complex area • We pioneer environmentally friendly alternatives Associations We are always open to learn about the latest trends and to share our own knowledge and experience. That's why we are active members of the following associations: • British Association for Print and Communication • Independent Print Industries Association • Binding Industries of America • Promota • Carbon Zero through Co2balance.com Our History Launched in 1959, Duraweld was initially run as a partnership by Mr Thackray and Mr Durak. Duraweld is a combination of their name and the high frequency welding technique they used to weld their plastic products, which in those days were predominantly plastic book covers for libraries and sleeves for telephone books. In 1970, young entrepreneur Richard Senior, who had a similar company in Essex, called Mac Plastics, met with Mr Thackray and decided to merge their companies to create Duraweld Limited. The company continued to grow through acquisition, and in 1985 a purpose built factory was constructed on Salter Road, along with a warehouse. At the time Duraweld worked on many mass market projects. However, Duraweld could see that this work would eventually disappear to China. Duraweld pulled away from this market and begin a successful strategic move into niche sectors, including fully customised products for smaller quantities. In March 2010, the company passed down to the next generation: Richard's daughter Hannah now owns the company jointly with Mark Yeung, the former Finance Manager. Although the leadership has changed, the same entrepreneurial spirit of the business persists. The company now employs over 70 staff, and leads the industry in the supply of innovative, customised plastic stationery products to clients across the UK.