Kokoon will be busy exhibiting at two great events this year!
February 15th & 16th sees us at Prolific North Live in Manchester, an incredible exhibition, and a real celebration of the creativity and business prowess across the North, which is one of the reasons we are delighted to be participating in the event.
Then May 8th & 9th we’ll be off to London with more retail specific ventures in mind at Retail Design Expo. This is Europe’s leading annual event for innovation and inspiration in Retail Design, Marketing, Visual Merchandising & Shopfitting from around the world.
Last month, we had two new large format Mimaki JV300-160 solvent printers and a matching Mimaki CG160 cutting plotter installed at Kokoon. We’ve used Mimaki equipment for our solvent printing requirements from day one, they’re rock solid and reliable – often printing hundreds of square metres each per week. They’re still going strong, but as technology improves, the 4 colour models make way for the faster, 8 colour printers which produce a more accurate colour representation and increase the apparent resolution.
Recently we were visited by the fantastic year 10 Design & Technology students of Wakefield Girls High School. The visit allowed the students the opportunity to experience first hand the processes behind taking an idea from its inception through design and to the final build in a real world setting. We gave the girls a tour of our workshops allowing them to follow the process of design to production to fabrication, concluding with them each constructing their own printed card item of POS graphics.
The day was truly eye opening for the students who gained valuable insight into the industry; learning that even us professionals get it wrong sometimes, or have to go through several trials and cups of coffee before we reach the best solution. For us the day gave us the opportunity to (hopefully) inspire the next generation of designers, fabricators and idea generators – providing we didn’t put too many off.
We love what we do and enjoyed having the opportunity to share it with a fantastic bunch of bright minds, giving them the chance to learn a little bit of what it takes to make anything possible.
We’ve always provided our clients with the highest possible quality of work and now it’s official. We are pleased to announce that Kokoon has been ISO 9001:2008 certified for its quality management system. This achievement is one we are particularly chuffed with as it solidifies our commitment to providing the very highest quality products and services to our clients, something that has been our top priority from the get go. We also see the certification as a significant milestone in our continual efforts to improve, reflecting our ongoing investment in our team, technology, development and process maturity.
It’s plain to see how pleased we are with this achievement and this is because it recognises that our policies, practices and procedures ensure consistent quality in the services and products we deliver every day. This is something we have done since our inception but now the ISO 9001 family of standards has noticed it has allowed us to say with an extra confidence that all of our work is completed to the highest possible standards not matter how big or small the job.
The ISO accreditation shows just how far we’ll go to ensure the best quality of work for all of our clients, so it’s fair to say we’re really rather proud of what we’ve achieved.