Retail Manufacturing Investment in Factory

East Midlands manufacturer DPI (UK) Limited has moved its factory to Castle Donington, investing in larger premises to accommodate its growing business.

DPI (UK) Limited manufactures aluminium frames and light boxes used with tensioned fabric graphics for the large-format printing trade in the UK and Ireland.

Widely used by major retailers, in airports and for conferences and exhibitions with fabric graphics printed via Dye Sublimation, Latex or UV devices, the fabrics then push fit onto DPI (UK)’s frames and can be folded or rolled enabling them to be cost effectively shipped.

Director Paul Tomlinson explains, “We started the business in 2014 but by 2016, we were literally bursting at the seams at our Pride Park factory. We use long lengths of aluminium to build huge suspended structures so having plenty of room to manoeuvre materials and frames around is an absolute must. We also needed more space for the pre-build stage, which is when the team here makes sure everything fits and works perfectly before being dispatched to our customers.

The significant investment we’ve made in our business over the past few months is already having a very positive impact. As well as taking new factory space at

Trent Lane Industrial Estate giving us dedicated offices for meetings, we’re building a showroom to display frames and showcase much more of what we offer.

We’ve also recruited a CAD designer to join our team which will help us turn around projects more quickly.”

Paul adds, “The impact of the move on staff morale is really noticeable; working in a less than ideal space undoubtedly had an effect on all of us, limiting us physically and mentally. Even in the few weeks we’ve been here, there’s a change in mood – we’re thinking bigger and better.”