Last year we announced the exciting news that Royston Labels operations would be relocating to one cutting-edge new facility. Now, we are proud to unveil the results of our hard work.
Previously, the Royston Labels team was spread across four different sites – but not anymore. Our spacious new premises have us working together under one roof, within cleverly designed spaces equipped with the latest technology. We have just been awarded our PS9000 Accreditation at the new site and are working towards BRC Accreditation, with a deadline of early 2019.
If you have a moment to spare, we would like to give you a quick introduction to our new site.
The process began in August 2017, when refurbishment of our new site commenced. By February 2018, the building work was finished and we were able to begin moving in our new equipment. Between February and May we transferred all our production lines to the new premises, allowing us to open the new site in June. We are now fully operational, with all our machines running. In short, it has not been a speedy fix, but rather a challenging – and at times, frustrating – process that has taken the best part of 12 months.
It goes without saying that an endeavour on this scale necessitates a few sacrifices. In committing to the construction of our new site we were forced to make some compromises, which in some cases inconvenienced our valued clients.
We would like to apologise wholeheartedly to all our customers for any drop in service levels or delivery delays that arose during our transition to the new site, and to thank you for your patience and understanding in sticking with us through this journey.
Exciting New Features
Our state-of-the-art new site comes complete with a range of exciting features set to expand our capabilities and promote cohesion and efficiency in the Royston Labels team. The refurbishment has optimised the flow of materials, information and services and each area of the business has been designed to allow for extensive growth.
We have installed the following equipment:
- Brand new 10-colour combination press with hot and cold foil blocking and over-lamination
- Additional flatbed foil blocking and embossing unit
- Brand new ultra-fast converting line for digital
- Enhanced conversion line with additional foil blocking and silk screen technology
- Cutting edge plate processing system
Beyond exciting new additions to our machinery, we have also invested in a complete overhaul of our IT infrastructure. Our new system allows us to link all our manufacturing workflows together, facilitating a seamless integration of our MIS and the ability to develop our automation. In short, we are more than capable of satisfying the needs of our customers in an increasingly digital world. As an added bonus, we have been able to implement a robust disaster recovery plan, ensuring our clients stay protected.
Another important aspect of our move to the new site was creating a superior working environment for our staff. A chief benefit of the new facility is that it is contained within one site, allowing our teams to collaborate with, train and support one another more easily.
We worked closely with an office interior design company to ensure that every aspect of our new premises was precisely suited to our needs. We had an intelligent air handling system installed, allowing us to control the temperature of our production and office areas. We have also incorporated dedicated areas for customer and supplier visits. The aesthetic of the new Royston Labels facility is inspired by functionality and minimalism, and ensures that no space goes wasted. We’re pretty chuffed with the stylish modern colour scheme too!
To find out more about our new facility, or to speak to the Royston team about a labelling project, get in touch today on +44 (0)1763 212 020.