‘Press On Vinyl’, a brand new vinyl pressing plant, is opening in Teesside as the record industry continues to thrive during the pandemic.
An upstart business named Press On Vinyl are opening a brand new pressing plant on Teeside. The three owners, Danny Lowe, David Hynes, and David Todd are music lovers with business and engineering backgrounds that wanted to combine their passions together to bring vinyl pressing plants back to the north of England.
Press on Vinyl is live launching at the end of May with the trio confident that, in the long-term, they will be able to churn out around 100,000 records a month. Based in the TeesAMP advanced manufacturing plant, the location ticked all the boxes and had everything they needed to help make their dream become reality.
Business Live reports Press On Vinyl currently has ten employees with plans to increase this to 30 by the end of the year. The business also hopes to help out the local music scene with vinyl production facilities being based in the North of England. As we all know, the north has produced a rich heritage of musical talent over the years including The Beatles, The Smiths, Arctic Monkeys, and The Stone Roses to name a few.
With the resurgence of vinyl in the 2000s came the need for more pressing plants to cope with demand with businesses like Press On Vinyl filling the gap in markets. When the ‘re-demand’ for vinyl was a new thing, many companies bought old pressing machinery because people were not manufacturing new machines, but now that vinyl appears to be here to stay, companies like Viryl have been designing new pressing machines that are helping small pressing businesses live their dreams
You can find out more about Press On Vinyl through their official website, which will have more information the nearer it gets to their official opening (check out their countdown timer!)