Today Friday 3rd March 2017 we celebrate 25 years of producing envelopes at our plant in Wolverhampton.
This is a milestone all 24 staff are extremely proud of. Ray Parkes, Production Director and Brin Morgan, Finance Director started the business in 1992 and in 2003 Brett Hopper our Sales Director joined.
Ray explains how it all started….
We started Opal Envelopes Ltd in 1992 with the idea that short run high quality bespoke work was under represented within the envelope manufacturing community. Our thoughts were particularly honed in on the blank-fed pocket and wallet window envelopes that the larger manufacturers couldn’t accommodate within their reel-fed high speed long run schedules.
At Opal, we always strive to anticipate changes in the marketplace and amend our mix of converting machinery to adapt to these changes. We recently purchased a machine to manufacture all-board envelopes, sleeves and just about any heavyweight materials that need folding and gluing, and this has rapidly become an increasing percentage of our total output.
Brin, Ray and Brett look forward to a successful future continuing to meet all of our customers’ needs and requirements.
Please also checkout a recent Printweek article celebrating our anniversary- 25 years