Ayrshire printers continue to make investments

January 26, 2010 by  

An Ayrshire printing company, Kestrel Press, which has been established for 36 years, has made a very positive start in 2010. The company have made a major capital investment in new printing machinery.

Kestrel operates a range of large printing equipment. They decided to replace an older machine with a new Konica Minolta BizHub C6501 Digital printing machine at a cost of more than £100,000.

Account manager Graeme Ferguson said:

“The new Konica Minolta provides the perfect fit along side our range of other larger printing equipment, giving us the complete range from one copy to millions. In particular, it will improve still further the quality of our existing short-run colour work.”

Other printing companies in Ayr may also be considering crucial investment in new kit. This can be difficult with the fast rate of development in digital possibilities, ever changing markets and the tough economic climate. Kestrel aims to expand their services to existing clients for direct mail and in 2009 they also acquired the order book of J H Greene, a print firm in Kilmarnock, following the retirement of the owners.

In response to the economic downturn Kestrel says that they have “evolved into more than a printing company.” They see themselves as business partners to their clients who strive to offer value for money.

This may sound like a familiar scenario to those print companies in Ayr who are managing to stay buoyant in these most testing of times.