Julie Ben Abdeljelil
KEEP+ Project Manager
KEEP+ Project Finance Officer
Arca Preservation has a well-established reputation for the manufacture of high quality archival storage boxes for outsize objects and wanted to expand its range of display accessories by bringing to market a new product which it developed in association with the National Trust.
With the help of KEEP+ new equipment was purchased to enable the realisation of pilot lines in the additional sizes required to bring the full range to market, test market opinion and fulfil orders.
Arca Preservation was able to build on its reputation for supplying storage mediums for large and outsize objects by producing display mediums for those objects and enhancing its manufacturing capability to provide a full service for book collections. It also enabled delivery of display products in a way that was previously unavailable in the market and therefore advancing purchasing possibilities for clients. On top of the increase in the range of product offering, production efficiency was also improved.
Designing, developing and manufacturing a new product is hugely expensive. As a sole trader this has been an exciting and challenging process made slightly easier by the very welcome help from KEEP+.