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SAPC Celebrates A Decade Of Growth

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It is now a decade since SAPC moved into our purpose-built factory in the Carclaze area. This huge expansion not only created new jobs within the company of 50 staff, but allowed us to grow our print services and become a UK trailblazer for eco-friendly, carbon-balanced printing.

This year marks 10 years since we moved into our state-of-the-art premises.

It is now a decade since SAPC moved into our purpose-built factory in the Carclaze area. This huge expansion not only created new jobs within the company of 50 staff, but allowed us to grow our print services and become a UK trailblazer for eco-friendly, carbon-balanced printing.

Established by Peter Moody in 1981, SAPC began as Kwik Print, operating from a high street shop in St Austell town centre. As the business expanded beyond its modest origins, we started the construction of our purpose-built eco-friendly facility in 2011. By spring 2013, Peter and the team had successfully transitioned to our new premises.

Peter Moody, Managing Director of St Austell Printing Company said:

“We’re extremely proud to be marking 10 years in the factory. Our ambition was to create a space where the business can continue to serve our clients and the community, but with room to grow in terms of our product offering and as an employer of local people – of course keeping sustainability front of mind throughout.”

Sustainability is hugely important to us, with the factory being built on strong principles. The design of the building reduces the demand for energy and natural resources making printing even more efficient. Solar panels are responsible for a third of all energy used by the building. All paper used is recycled and produced from sustainably managed forests, and all our off-cuts are processed for use in recycled paper. Eco-friendly measures are in the fibre of the business, and we have recently become certified as a carbon-balanced printer, meaning we offset the full operational carbon footprint of every print order you make with us.

Peter continued,

“We believe that our strong eco principles have definitely been a factor in why so many companies trust us with their printing, including national brands like the fantastic Top Trumps of which we are their only UK supplier. We’re very proud to be putting Cornwall on the printing map, and we know we will continue to innovate our family business over the next decade.”

Always a family affair, Peter now shares company leadership duties with his daughter Beth Mayman, the Operations Manager at SAPC. Under the family stewardship, the business continues to go from strength to strength, introducing new products and offerings regularly. Bespoke casino-quality playing cards are a brand new product to celebrate our anniversary year.

Beth said:

“At SAPC, our team have always strived to be at the forefront of innovation – from commissioning one-of-a-kind custom-built printing machinery to new product development, and even the construction of the St Austell Business Park which is now home to 15 companies and St Austell Conference Centre. We feel like we’re just getting started, and are excited to see what the next 10 years have in store.”

 

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