Adare SEC has spent £3 million on three new Bluecrest Epic inserting lines and six Neopost folder inserters as part of the next phase of its integrated communications strategy.

The investment means the company can now offer faster delivery of high-volume printed customer communication for large corporate businesses as well as a more versatile service for organisations requiring smaller, more varied outputs.

The new equipment, installed across Adare’s Huddersfield and Nottingham production facilities in January of this year, was instrumental in successfully printing and processing nearly four million copies of the Prime Minister’s Covid-19 letter, sent to the entire nation in late-March. Going forward the company knows it is able to process approximately 1.5 million mail packs per day. 

On the investment, Adare SEC’s chief operating officer, Tom Prestwich, said, ‘The investment is testament to our client centric focus. Our commitment to best in class operations means we are always looking to continuously improve the quality and speed of an ever-increasing variety of customer communications needs.

‘By combining first rate equipment with enhanced technology capabilities, we are able to reduce our reliance on manual intervention and increase process automation. Benchmark data has already demonstrated that we are reporting best-in-class machine efficiencies. This allows us to increase the quality of the outcomes we are able to deliver, continuing to exceed expectations for a wide variety of businesses across a diverse range of industry sectors.

‘The increased efficiency of our machinery has already reduced our environmental impact by cutting waste and increasing energy efficiency, all of which will contribute to a prompt payback period and benefit the service we can provide to our customers.’