Tradeprint Hosts Local MP Chris Law, Showcasing Expansion and Discussing Industry Challenges.
Dundee, 25th January 2024 – Tradeprint, a leading provider of print solutions, was proud to welcome local MP Chris Law to its recently expanded facility in Dundee. This visit marked a significant milestone for the company, which has doubled its operational space from 20,000 to 40,000 square feet and invested in state-of-the-art printing machinery, including a Heidelberg LED UV offset press.
During his tour, Chris Law, MP saw the scale of Tradeprint’s operations and the impact of its continued investment in the city. This expansion not only signifies a commitment to advancing print technology but also plays a crucial role in job retention, job creation and skills development within the local community.
Addressing the Path to Net Zero by 2040.
In alignment with our commitment to sustainability, the discussion with Chris Law highlighted our pathway to achieving net zero emissions by 2040. We are actively exploring various funding pots and grants available for sustainable development, including government incentives and green finance options. These resources are vital in supporting our transition to more sustainable practices and to reducing our carbon footprint.
Impact of Rising Energy Costs and Legislation.
The visit also provided an opportunity to discuss the challenges facing the print industry, particularly in the context of rising energy costs. These costs significantly impact manufacturing processes, and we are seeking innovative solutions to mitigate this. Additionally, the implications of new legislation, such as the Plastic Packaging Tax, EU Deforestation Regulation (EUDR), and Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), were addressed. These regulations, while essential for environmental protection, require strategic adaptation from the industry.
Minimum Wage and Employment Dynamics.
Tradeprint’s commitment to its workforce was also a key topic of discussion. The company recognises the challenges businesses face meeting the minimum wage increases and how Tradeprint has had to find ways to absorb those costs. Cross training and developing skills and investing in automation have helped to offset those costs. We continue to adapt our business model to ensure a fair and motivating working environment for all our staff.
A Future-Oriented Vision.
Hosting Chris Law at Tradeprint was not only an opportunity to showcase our recent advancements and growth but also a platform to discuss the future of the printing industry and its role in the local economy of Dundee.We are grateful for his support and interest in the challenges we face as an industry, and we look forward to continuing our dialogue with local leaders to develop a more sustainable, innovative, and resilient print sector.
For more information about Tradeprint’s initiatives and future plans, please contact Anthony Rowell, Sales & Customer Success Director, firstname.lastname@example.org