THE ENVELOPE SUPPLY CO LTD ( ESCO) was established in January, 2008 by Sue Hale who has been a prominent figure within the envelope industry for over 20 years with the vision of offering customers a greater choice of supply for commercial and mailing envelopes during a time when the UK & European envelope industry was consolidating, reducing dramatically the supply options for UK envelope users.
Initially without its’ own manufacturing plant, it was of paramount importance that ESCO established a solid relationship with an independent manufacturer that could offer consistency of product, product quality and competitive pricing in order to be able to offer an attractive alternative to the larger well-established envelope groups servicing the UK market. Having had a previous working relationship with the owners of Kaenguruh-Kuvert in Durmersheim, Germany, ESCO established itself as the UK sales and distribution operation and the owners and colleagues within the German manufacturer joined ESCO as shareholders within the UK business. The German factory is one of the most modern factories in Europe investing heavily in machinery and people to ensure that product benefits from the most up-to-date techology available; machines are replaced on a regular basis ensuring we can optimise efficiencies in running speeds without any negative effect on product quality.
With the support of such a factory behind ESCO, the company has grown year on year since its inception and continues to develop despite reports of falling envelope demand within the market.
In 2012, our continued increased sales development required additional production capacity and ESCO took the decision to open a new factory in Kilkenny, Ireland, specialising in the production of commercial self seal wallets and pockets and large format mailing wallets not produced at our German factory. This new site with 5 W & D machines, allowed ESCO to increase the product offering supplied and provide a more flexible service to our growing customer base. The Irish factory continues to develop with the addition of a further machine installed in the first quarter of 2016 to cope with our continual growth.
Our total annual production capacity is currently circa 3 billion envelopes.
The ESCO UK warehouse and distribution facility is located in East Lancashire and close to the national motorway network, houses circa 3,000 pallets replenished daily from our two main production facilities and operates a next day nationwide delivery service to our customers for all items held in stock. Our experienced sales team are available to assist with any orders or enquiries you may have and, in addition to our popular stock range, we also supply bespoke product printed up to 4-colour flexo, litho overprint and print and convert requirement.
Call or email our sales team for a copy of our standard product range or any stock or bespoke enquiries you may have – the Envelope Supply Co will be delighted to take your call