Domino Printing celebrates 40th anniversary with special event to recognise employees’ contribution

Tuesday 26 June 2018

A Bar Hill company is celebrating a significant milestone in its history with a special event to thank staff for their contribution to its success.

Founded in June 1978 with just a small team, Domino Printing Sciences is today a world leader in printing and coding solutions, utilising ink jet, laser, print and apply and thermal technologies which are used by customers in a wide range of sectors.

Employing 2,700 people worldwide, the company has manufacturing facilities in China, Germany, India, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and USA and sells to more than 120 countries through a global network of 25 subsidiary offices and more than 200 distributors.

To mark the 40th anniversary and recognise the role employees have played in enabling Domino to be a leading player in the printing industry, staff at its Bar Hill headquarters enjoyed a Summer Barbecue and live music.

They were joined by Founder Graeme Minto as VIP Guest. Forty years ago as project leader and responsible for researching multijet printing at Cambridge Consultants Ltd, Graeme Minto recognised the potential of a single Continuous Ink Jet application and developed a prototype which was shown at the international packaging show, Interpack in 1978.

Throughout its 40 years, Domino has always celebrated continuous service from staff, through a ‘Double Five Club’ which marks 10 years and with further awards for completing 20 and 30 years.

Today, 67 members of staff have completed more than 25 years’ service, four over 35 years, 19 over 30 years and 44 over 25 years.

Nigel Bond, Domino CEO said: “We are delighted to be celebrating our 40th Anniversary with a special event for staff who have all made a valuable contribution to our success and enabled us to reach this important milestone.

“We now have almost 850 employees at our headquarters in Bar Hill and we are extremely proud that 43 per cent have worked for Domino for more than 10 years, and 15 per cent for over 20 years. We recognise the importance of having a shared corporate vision and values, whereby every member of staff is made aware that they each have an important role to play in helping us achieve our corporate goals.

“People are a company’s greatest asset and we believe that we have such high levels of staff retention because we recognise achievement, reward performance and provide training, support and encouragement for them to progress within the business. Hopefully by creating a motivational and aspirational workplace environment, we encourage our staff to ‘Do more’ for our customers.”

Domino’s growth and achievements have resulted in receiving six Queen’s Awards, the most recent in April 2017 when it was given the Queen’s Award for Innovation. The company’s products and performance are also regularly recognised each year with other awards ranging from local business publications to international industry accolades.

An important breakthrough came for Domino when Product Identification came in 1980 with the EEC directive to label perishable goods with ‘best before’ and ‘use by’ dates. This rapidly expanded the market for the company’s ink jet printers into many different sectors such as food, beverage, healthcare and electronics.

Domino became an autonomous division within Brother Industries on 11 June 2015.