Technoprint Cheshire gained the accreditation following a ten-month process which involved new training procedures and a complete overhaul of its production areas, including the introduction of clean rooms and the installation of two new specialised Herzog and Heyman miniature folding machines.
The company, which employs 14 staff, will now begin producing patient information leaflets to accompany medicines and prescriptions for a number of new clients.
Managing director, Alan Ryan, said: “Only a handful of companies have the accreditation and most of those are much larger. It opens the door to a lot more businesses that we can work with now and already a couple of well known clients have been brought on board.
“A lot of those companies are difficult to get into, but once you have a foot in the door, as long as you do a good job you can guarantee good, regular work. Pharmaceutical companies in particular are safe bets; it's a no-brainer.”
Ryan added that 35 per cent of the company's business already comes from miniature folding, but expects that figure to increase in the coming years.
“Technoprint could not afford to stand still and continue trading just as a commercial printing company,” he said, “investing in a recession, although difficult, is key to ensuring that the company is well placed to take advantage when the business climate improves.”