Trade bookbinder in print finishing, Twin Loop Binding, has invested in new kit and moved to a new and bigger premise as it expands its business.
The company’s owner Wayne Rubin told Sprinter that he has traded in his Horizon BQ-470 for the Horizon BQ-480 perfect binder in a deal with Currie Group and recently purchased a Vimacor shrink-wrapping machine.
“We invest in where the market has taken us. We’ve got industrial punch machines, and we’ve now upgraded our perfect binder to the Horizon BQ-480,” he said.
“We’ve upgraded our collating towers and installed a booklet maker that can do saddle and loop stitching and it can do A4 landscape – there’s not that many businesses that can do this. We’ve also installed a shrink-wrapping machine to help with embellishment.
“We do perfect binding, wire binding, calendars with hangars, spiral binding, saddle stitching including A4 landscape saddle stitching, shrink wrapping, and assisting with case binding, amongst others. We are aiming to position ourselves as a one-stop-shop where people can send us work, and we specialise in all sized runs.”
Twin Loop has also moved to a new and more modern facility in Belmore, NSW. The company was previously based in Macquarie Park, NSW and Rubin said the move was a result of Stockland – the landlords – having to knock down the building.
“We’ve known about it for a while and were looking for a suitable premise to move to for a long time. We finally came across this new site in Belmore and what was the most appealing was its size – it is much bigger, especially the loading dock, and more spacious than our old site,” Rubin said.
“It provides us with so much potential to expand the factory and the business. We’ve got a lot more choice and opportunities to keep adding on and becoming more of a finishing house as opposed to just a trade bookbinder.”
The company itself has been around for 27 years. Rubin joined the business 20 years ago and has owned it for 10 years after purchasing it from his parents.
According to Rubin, the move to a new premise shows the company’s commitment to the industry.
“It shows that we’re here for the long haul. We’ve got the space now to install or upgrade equipment if we want to in the coming years. Plus, we can handle more work,” he said.
“The closure of Sydney Binding has brought in more work for Twin Loop Binding, especially in perfect binding with folded sections, as it was something we traditionally didn’t do. We are also seeing an increase in people coming to us for quotes for spiral and wire binding.
“We have seen new customers come to us. We can fill the void caused by the demise of Sydney Binding.”
Twin Loop Binding was also one of the companies that was owed money having dealt with Whirlwind. Twin Loop Binding was owed $10,000.
“The move to our new site is a start of a new chapter, we have closed the one with the disappointment of the bad debt of Whirlwind,” Rubin added.
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