Press On Vinyl company directors (L-R) Danny Lowe, David Hynes and David Todd.
Jane Imrie

Vinyl record startup turns up volume with new TeesAMP premises

A business specialising in making records has set up the North East’s first vinyl manufacturing plant.

Startup Press On Vinyl has secured a new unit at Middlesbrough’s Tees Advanced Manufacturing Park (TeesAMP).

Founded by Danny Lowe, David Todd and David Hynes, Press On Vinyl currently has a workforce of ten employees and produces 100,000 records each month.

Founder and director, Danny Lowe, commented: “As three local guys we’re really excited to set up this unique business at TeesAMP.

“We’re combining our skills from our day jobs in engineering and business management with our extensive knowledge of the music industry to bring the first ever record pressing plant not only to the North, but specifically to Middlesbrough, and we’re really proud of that.

“We chose TeesAMP because the brand new facility is in a prime location and it will enable us to showcase the precision engineering of a really interesting manufacturing process. Being based at the park will hopefully bring some awareness to the fact that the vinyl pressing industry is centred on a carefully constructed engineering process.

“We hope our business can also help our fantastic local music scene, not many towns or cities across the world have access to their own local vinyl pressing plant, so it’s a real win for the area.”

Geoff Hogg, chief executive of Chaloner Group, the developer of TeesAMP, added: “TeesAMP is proving to be a magnet for innovative engineering and manufacturing companies that are at the heart of contemporary industry in Tees Valley.

“The quality and flexibility of the spaces we have created suits both established companies and exciting young businesses like Press On Vinyl Production that will be able to grow and prosper as part of the TeesAMP community.”

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