A forward-thinking Burton print and mail company has it all sorted after investing £175,000 in a new piece of equipment.
PHD Mail, whose main site is in Falcon Close, has bought the Mail Consolidator with backing from the Yorkshire Bank Financial Solutions Centre (FSC) in Derby.
The company processes its clients’ data, produces statements and invoices and uses high-speed inserters to securely envelope the documents ready to post out.
Colin Brooks, managing director of PHD Mail, said the Mail Consolidator will provide better managed and more cost-effective postage for its customer base which is spread across the UK, covering a diverse range including telecoms, newspapers, electrical wholesalers and brewing.
“Since the Royal Mail has been opened up to competition, other postal service providers have been taking mail from individual businesses, consolidating and then sorting it. This is then fed into the Royal Mail delivery system,” he said.
“The Mail Consolidator will, as the name suggests, give us the opportunity to group the mail together for all of our individual customers and consolidate in the same way. We will be able to present detailed invoices for each mailing so our clients have complete confidence that they know precisely what they are being charged for.
“We currently mail over 15 million envelopes and 40 million printed images each year so buying this piece of machinery will prove to be a sound investment.
“The Mail Consolidator further strengthens our one-stop shop approach because we also supply stationery, print and enclose documents and then sort it before it gets delivered.
“Additionally, we provide a web-based archive and retrieval system of electronic images and we can also provide an e-billing system as an alternative to print and mail.”
Colin added: “We have held accounts with Yorkshire Bank for nine years and have always had a great relationship which is extremely important in the current financial climate.”
Dave Simpson, a senior partner at Yorkshire Bank’s FSC in Derby, said it was great news for the company’s 50-strong workforce that PHD Mail was continuing to invest in its future.
He said: “PHD Mail was established in 1990 and it is an innovative business which now has two sites in Burton.
“Our customer relationships are at the core of Yorkshire Bank’s values and we are delighted to be playing a part in helping the business to grow since I’m sure the addition of this new equipment will lead to further business.”
The investment was led by Yorkshire Bank’s regional asset finance specialist Steve Fox, who covers Derby, Nottingham and Leicester.