Middlesbrough's Press-On Vinyl production plant have confirmed they will launch this autumn, offering a solution to current vinyl delays experienced by the music industry.
Press-On Vinyl, a vinyl record pressing plant located at Middlesbrough's Tees Advanced Manufacturing Park (TeesAMP), was first announced back in April, and today (14 September) it's been announced that the pressing plant will begin production this autumn after they secured investment from Futuresound Group.
News of their launch comes amid vinyl delays experienced across the independent music industry, which is due to Brexit and the COVID-19 pandemic as most of the vinyl pressing plants are based in Europe.
Where possible, Press-On Vinyl will source raw materials as locally as possible to reduce carbon footprint, and when production begins in autumn it'll be open to a selection of record labels, independent artists and partners.
Futuresound Group MD Colin Oliver said, "Though the recent restrictions put a lot of our activities on hold we have been working hard in a number of areas, and when Press-On vinyl came onto my radar having two record labels as part of the group I could see the issues with the UK vinyl supply and had to get involved. The team at Press-On have a huge passion and independent spirit and I’m excited about working with them further and offering our expertise and support from the wider group."