Looking to the future with Trotec
Since his Speedy 300 laser engraving machine was installed, Nick has been able to diversify to include a range of products and services in the White House Distillery portfolio. Aside from engraved bottles, Nick now also offers promotional products, engraved hessian jute and tote bags and badges made from Trotec's TroLase engravable laminate.
As one of Nick's core services is engraving personalised messages onto bottles for customers, strict quality control is essential. The in-house capabilities result in less material wastage and significant added value for customers thanks to the premium engraving quality and a quick turn around, with same day turn around which would not have been possible if the work had to be outsourced. Nick is also able to offer unique products with no minimum order quantity.
As well as helping to broaden the range of products on offer, the Speedy 300 has also been used to make a significant enhancement to the White House Distillery gin brand. Created by a local graphic designer, the back of the gin product label contains a drawing of the oldest map of Otley which could always be seen through the glass bottle. With the laser, Nick now adds an engraved design of Otley White House to the front of the bottle to create a striking effect against the map in the background.
Upon purchase of his machine, Nick opted for Trotec's TroCare extended warranty, which has proven highly beneficial as a new business, particularly during the busy Christmas period, with any issue Nick encountered being resolved in a timely manner, allowing him to continue to meet customer demand.
Nick is currently looking to the future with his Trotec laser, with a view to further expanding his range of products and services into new markets.