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Arden Group takes on interns to support digitalisation journey

Posted on: Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021

The Arden Group is advancing its digitalisation journey with the support of four interns from Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU). Arden is taking part in the Digital Technology Internship Scheme organised by Made Smarter – a Government funded scheme to support SME manufacturers in the North West to adopt digital technology to drive growth. The four Masters students are working on...

Arden Group donates IT equipment to homelessness charity

Posted on: Monday, February 22nd, 2021

The Arden Group has pledged to support the homeless community in Greater Manchester by donating our old laptops and tablets. We’ve just made our first donation to the Mustard Tree – a poverty and homelessness charity which supports people experiencing homelessness to get their lives back on track. The charity runs a series of creative classes and activities for the...

Arden supports National Apprenticeship Week 2021

Posted on: Monday, February 8th, 2021

The Arden Group is once again backing this year’s National Apprenticeship Week amid two apprentice success stories amongst our workforce. This week is National Apprenticeship Week, which runs from February 8-14, and the theme for this year’s event is ‘Build The Future’ which encourages people to consider how apprenticeships can help young people to develop the skills and knowledge required...

Productivity boost open to North West’s manufacturing and engineering businesses

Posted on: Wednesday, January 27th, 2021

Manufacturing businesses across the North West have the chance to learn from industry giants in a programme designed to boost productivity across the sector - an initiative Arden Dies have taken part in. ‘Productivity through People’ (PtP), a 10-month programme designed by Lancaster University Management School academics in partnership with industry experts from BAE Systems, Siemens and Rolls-Royce, aims to boost...

Applications open for Made for Manufacturing

Posted on: Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

Manufacturers in Greater Manchester are set to benefit from further support, following the return of a fully-funded programme to help businesses of all sizes increase productivity and get on the path to growth. Made for Manufacturing, which is run by GC Business Growth Hub, is actively recruiting for manufacturing businesses of all sizes from across the city-region. Applications are now...

Festive fundraiser raises £576 for charity

Posted on: Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020

Team Arden have been getting into the festive spirit to raise money for charity. Staff across our Dies, Engraving and Software divisions donned their finest festive knitwear and cheesiest Christmas clobber to take part in our best Christmas outfit competition. We also organised a raffle to help boost the coffers and raised an amazing £576 for The Christie and Cancer...

Another successful installation for Arden Dies

Posted on: Wednesday, December 16th, 2020

Arden Dies has been working with packaging supplier Encore Packaging to optimise machine performance. As a BOBST certified tooling supplier, we’ve been supporting Encore Packaging to ensure they’re getting the most out of their newest BOBST die-cutter, recently installed at their manufacturing site in Peterlee. The partnership between BOBST and Arden Dies is designed to ensure both machine and tooling...

Arden Mo Bro’s take on moustache charity challenge

Posted on: Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

Members of the Arden Dies team have been growing a Mo for Movember. A group of staff have ditched the razors throughout November in a bid to raise awareness and money for men’s health issues. The Movember movement is a national campaign that kicks of Men’s Health Month, with an annual moustache growing event that aims to raise awareness of...

Job opportunity – experienced die-maker

Posted on: Monday, November 23rd, 2020

We've got an exciting job opportunity for an experienced die-maker. Arden Dies is a long-established British die-makers, with one of the best equipped die operations in Europe. We have a rich history having been established for more than half a century and continue to be a market leader and a stable business with a bright future. We're also a BOBST...

Arden Dies to fast track additive manufacturing adoption through pioneering programme

Posted on: Thursday, November 19th, 2020

Arden Dies is to pioneer an innovative, high impact programme designed to upskill our workforce to accelerate the adoption and application of additive manufacturing (AM). We are part of the Fast Track Additive Manufacturing - Upskilling the Workforce programme, run in collaboration with the Made Smarter North West adoption pilot - which connects the region’s manufacturers to digital tools, leadership...

A converting partnership that delivers OEE

Posted on: Friday, November 13th, 2020

Arden Dies has been working with leading packaging manufacturer MSO Cleland to optimise machine performance at their site in Belfast. As a BOBST certified tooling supplier, we’ve been supporting MSO Cleland Ltd to ensure they’re getting the most out of their recent investment in a BOBST die-cutter. During the recent installation trial at the site, impressive levels of machine performance...

Arden Dies unveils new-look after more than half a century

Posted on: Sunday, November 1st, 2020

Arden Dies, which has been established for more than half a century, has unveiled a brand-new look. We have recently undergone a major rebrand with a fresh modern look and a new website. The new logo has been refreshed in blue and grey and is inspired by the carton outlines from Arden Sofware's packaging design CAD software Impact; while the...

Covid-19 update

Posted on: Thursday, April 30th, 2020

The Arden Group is playing our part to keep essential businesses within the packaging sector operating during the Covid-19 pandemic. A number of Arden customers across our Dies, Engraving and Software divisions are playing an essential role in the response to the Coronavirus outbreak, so it’s been vital we remain operational for those customers. We quickly initiated a series of measures to...

First ever female die-maker joins the workforce at Arden

Posted on: Monday, March 2nd, 2020

A skilled craftswoman has made history by becoming the first female die-maker at Arden Dies. Georgina Daniel, aged 20, is helping to shift the gender balance in the male-dominated manufacturing sector after becoming our first ever female die-maker. Arden Dies, which was established in 1964, manufactures dies and tooling for the packaging sector from our purpose-built factory site in Marple,...

Arden Dies leads the way with prestigious die-making accreditation

Posted on: Saturday, February 1st, 2020

Arden Dies has made history by becoming the first UK die-maker to achieve a prestigious accreditation from BOBST. BOBST – one of the world’s leading suppliers of machinery and services to packaging manufacturers – runs a Die-making Certification Programme, which is an advanced certification for professional die-makers. Now Arden Dies has become the first die-maker in the UK and Ireland...