GEMINI PRINT

GEMINI PRINT TIMELINE

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How has Gemini Print developed?

Gemini Print History

2019
August 4

CLIENT FOCUSED INVESTMENT

Powerful customer service focussed investment programmes are underway for 2020 impact with new management information system implementation – the plan is for effective integration of four different databases and process controls to enhance efficiencies at every stage of client contact.

 

The Gemini Print 2019/2020 strategy is to focus on consistent investment and development of a ‘Total Services & Solutions’ for effective partnerships with clients for all aspects of printing, mailing and promotional merchandise services.

August 3

FOUNDRY PRESS JOINS GEMINI PRINT

Gemini Print and Foundry Press

 

The Horsham based Foundry Press was incorporated into Gemini Print Spring 2019 after they went into administration.  All key skilled staff joined the  Gemini Print team providing consistent liaison for clients with an enhanced range of products and services, additional expertise, increased value, plus flexible capacity high-speed turnarounds and secure multi-site KPI assurance.

August 2

ECO STANDARDS & ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

recycling logo

 

In addition to the regular assessments for the Gemini Print ISO14001 accreditation for environmental management, the team consistently identify new processes to adapt to achieve higher standards. One example in 2019 has been the programme to replace 80,000 sq feet of manufacturing, and administration lighting to light-emitting diode LED fittings – quite an undertaking!

August 1

GROWING THE PLANT!

Heidelberg Stahlfolder KH82-P

 

The programme of plant and equipment investment continues with leading-edge technology high-speed Heidelberg folders, increased finishing tools,  mailing lines, and HP Indigo digital printing press.

August 1

MULTI-AWARD WINNING

 

2019 success got underway with two major new awards:  The Gatwick Diamond Manufacturing Business of the Year plus the Gatwick Diamond Award for Customer Delight, in addition to highly commended for Supply Chain Excellence.

2018
July 27

THE YEARS AHEAD

The future looks incredibly bright for Gemini Print – a secure and solid print expert with an incredibly creative and strategic business team at the helm.

January 30

KINGSWOOD TEAM JOINS GEMINI PRINT WEST

The collapse of the Bristol-based printing firm Kingswood resulted in Gemini Print – West welcoming new key members to the team who focus on providing expert consultancy to clients: printing, mailing and promotional merchandise, throughout the South West, Midlands and North West.

January 27

A NEW FOCUS

A new focus on a consultative customer-centric business approach resulted in the expansion of services for clients including advanced Web2Print solutions; cost-efficient Managed Document Solutions (office printing, copying, scanning and secure document controls) innovative online/print integration to drive additional response, plus an increased range of promotional products and branded merchandise. (Gemini Print can give you a FREE  bespoke website enabling you to see your logo on +500 products.)
2017
January 27

GEMINI PRINT CONTINUES TO GROW

Gemini Print continues to grow through strategic product and services development and acquisition – enhancing the skills and experience base in West Sussex, Bristol and London’s operations expanding the nationwide coverage and international presence while gaining awards for Top Manufacturer, Young Trainee development and Large Company of the Year.
Consistent investment in the best plant sees the arrival of the powerful Heidelberg XL105 ten colour B1 press – a 65-ton machine that pushes Gemini Print into leading the way in commercial lithographic printing.
2016
July 27

BREXIT AFTERMATH

In June 2016, the aftershock of BREXIT swept through Britain on June 7. Steve Cropper described it as ‘unprecedented’.  “The uncertainly of Brexit caused a mini credit crunch in the print sector and unfortunately resulted in another two casualties in the sector,” Steve Cropper commented.
‘However, Gemini Print has consistently proved its strength and ambition in the sector.  We are all very proud of Gemini Print and what it has achieved and continues to achieve – its ongoing development, expansion and investment. The team provides exceptional service and our innovations and product quality keep our customers loyal.”
2015
July 27

CHRIS PENNISON JOINS THE BOARD

Chris Pennison, a manufacturing efficiency specialist, also joined the Gemini board in 2015 and since then has focused on his area of expertise – process improvement – to great effect.  This has dramatically increased efficiencies and as a result, has delighted clients, suppliers and shareholders.

July 27

GEMINI WEATHER THE STORM

In 2015 the demise of Paperlinx, a key supplier to the national print sector, sent ripples throughout the sector nationally, pushing many printers to the edge of the line and unfortunately resulted in a number going out business. Gemini weathered the storm and, with the backing of successful entrepreneur John Boyle, went from strength to strength.

2011
July 27

STEVE CROPPER TAKES THE HELM

With Steve Cropper at the helm since 2011 and 160 loyal employees, Gemini Print has safely navigated stormy global and national economic conditions to be the preferred supplier to many blue chip global clients.

1991
July 27

GEMINI PRINT IS FORMED

In 1991 Gemini Print was formed by the merger of two well-established Brighton firms; Gemini Press and Blackburn Print.  Over the past 26 years the company has been restructured a number of times to accommodate mergers and acquisitions.