We first partnered with Alfred Willday & Son Ltd over a decade ago, when they invested in an Easymount wide-format laminator. Since then, the relationship has blossomed with them recently investing in their fourth system from us, the VeloBlade Volta 69+.
Thomas Willday, Managing Director of Alfred Willday & Son, Willsow and Seed Print told us, “We’re really chuffed that we have invested in the VeloBlade Volta 69+. This is the fourth system we’ve purchased from Vivid spanning our 12-year relationship and I am very much looking forward to running a diverse number of substrates on this system and creating innovative products that will bring a new revenue stream to the business. This system will reduce make ready cost to nearly nil, plus massively reducing production time for work that needs cutting and creasing. It’s created so many different options. We can produce boxes with no make-ready loss at all. If we make 50 or 100 boxes, there’s only a time difference instead of a massive make ready cost”.
You may have seen Thomas featuring on Dragon’s Den, which aired on Thursday 20th May 2021. They secured investment in Willsow, ‘the first plantable children’s book’ from Sara Davies.
At Vivid, we take pride in working closely with our customers to help them achieve their goals. We find the open and honest two-way communication leads to innovation on both ends of the relationship and that’s been the case with Thomas and his teams.
As well as the systems, another reason Thomas continues to work with us at Vivid is the strong personable relationship we’ve built over the years. Thomas said, “I can pick up the phone and talk to Lewis, our Account Manager, about my ideas. If it’s something that hasn’t been done before, he’d say ‘ok, let’s give it a go’. Having that personal touch, support and open-mindedness is massive when selecting a supplier and Vivid do it brilliantly”.
Lewis Evans, Vivid Account Manager for the group of businesses said “we’re incredibly proud to have helped and supported Tom with his new ideas over the years. Nevermore so than right now, they’re a great, innovative family-run business. In fact, we’re currently working on new ideas for the VeloBlade range to increase applications in the future, so watch this space!”.
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