Craig Mackinlay MP has toured the FUJIFILM Speciality Ink Systems’ site in Broadstairs in his South Thanet constituency.
The MP saw how the award-winning Company, which is part of the FUJIFILM group, goes about supplying digital and analogue printing ink to the global market.
The factory in Pysons Road employs over 300 people in Thanet and supplies over 1,300 different printing ink products to 86 countries worldwide, totalling over 5,500 tonnes of advanced products distributed each year.
Craig Mackinlay MP commented:
“FUJIFILM are a globally-renowned company and a wonderful employer to hundreds of people in Thanet.
“My full tour of the factory included a look at the research facility which ensures that the company stays at the cutting edge of new digital printing methods, using polymer technology that cures instantly using ultra-violet light, meaning no drying time and no volatile chemicals.”
“We are very lucky to host one of FUJIFILM’s sites in Thanet and I look forward to continuing to work with this excellent company in the future.”
Adam Batting, Operations Director, said:
“This was a great opportunity to show our laboratories and manufacturing facilities to our MP and demonstrate FUJIFILM’s commitment to high tech manufacturing and scientific research within the UK.
“Our Broadstairs site brings vital employment prospects to the local Thanet area. We have over 300 people employed here, of these 160 are involved with manufacturing, quality assurance, distribution, procurement and engineering, and a further 70 work in research and development - designing the next generation of digital inks which will be at the forefront of cutting edge print technology.
“The quality of our products is only surpassed by the quality of our people and we are always looking to continue our growth and develop our employees, providing a broad range of career opportunities for those looking to develop their skills in an innovative industry. Currently we are recruiting Chemists with ink jet experience.”