Duplo International has moved its International headquarters into a purpose built 10,000m2 facility known as ‘Automated Precision House’ situated in Addlestone, Surrey.
Automated Precision House, has been designed from the outset to comply with the latest standards of sustainability for the environment. Solar panels, rain water recycling, air and sun scoops are just a few of the features that have been incorporated into the building in line with Duplo’s corporate and social responsibility strategy.
Robin Greenhalgh, Duplo’s Chairman said “The new facility more closely reflects our Company’s brand image of sustainable high technology and ‘Automated Precision’. This is an exciting milestone in the history of Duplo International, as we can provide a centre of excellence for our customers as well as our staff, now all under one roof.” He continues “The new premises coupled with new products that we are launching in the next few months will be the platform to take Duplo to the next level. This is a great start to 2012, not only do we have new premises, but also a large stand at Drupa.”
The state of the art building boasts an impressive 85% reduction in carbon footprint and 65% reduction in running costs. They are able to do this by utilising equipment such as Air Source Heat Pumps which harvest warmth from the air which is then in turn used for the under floor heating. They are regarded as sustainable technology as they don’t use any fuel.
Jane Doyle, Head of HR at Duplo International commented “I have been involved with this project from the start and it was very important to us, and our mission to become carbon neutral, to reuse as many existing materials as possible. We’re even reusing some of the elements from our IPEX 2010 stand in our showroom”.
“Our mission is to become carbon neutral by 2013”. Doyle concludes.
As part of the celebrations, Duplo demonstrated the latest digital and offset print finishing equipments, which includes the launch of two new products. It was hosted in the new 400m2 state of the art showroom.
Tokio Sakamoto, President of Duplo Corporation, officially inaugurated APH on the 14th February by unveiling a commemorative plaque.
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