Christchurch printing firm finally returns homeAugust 21 - 1pm
Ending a two and a half year period without residence following the February 2011 earthquake, Christchurch business Spectrum Print will open the doors of its new production facility next month.
Open for business on September 2, the South Island’s sheet-fed print company will recommence its Christchurch-based print production operation from a new, permanent office and plant at 6 Mary Muller Drive, Heathcote.
Steve Francis, GM of Spectrum Print, says the team is excited to get back to business as usual.
“The last couple of years have been a real test of the resilience of this team and of the business’s ability to continue delivering the kind of quality and service that made us leaders in our field,” he says.
“We’ve come through the thick of it and I’m extremely proud to say that, thanks to the hard work and dedication of our crew, it has finally paid off.”
The 900m2 area, alongside fellow Blue Star company Kiwi Labels, includes offices, digital space, and a dedicated press room for Spectrum Print’s machinery and production team.
Set to give the company full control over its production for the first time since the earthquake, Spectrum will also bring back to Christchurch production volumes from the North Island.
One of hundreds of Christchurch-based businesses forced out of its premises when the February 2011 earthquake struck, the company, which was located in Antigua Street, was in full production at the time of the quake, when the floors ruptured and liquefaction began rising through the cracks.
“Finally re-opening doors in our new home is a chance for us to showcase our renewed focus, new skill sets honed from innovative thinking and a commitment to surpass our previous exceptional standards for our customers,” adds Francis, 31 months after the quakes.