You should see if they'll give you a tour. Take some pix, or better, video. As I understand it, they
have the EMI presses which made all the beloved LPs from the 60s -- Beatles, Beecham, etc. Ask them
if they're using the same or similar vinyl recipes. And who maintains the presses? Where do they get
parts? Are they using original infrastructure in the old factory (steam boilers, electrical plant,
They must be relatively small-scale because first EMI and then UMG chose to press the Beatles LP box
sets (2012 stereo, 2014 mono) in Germany.
-- Tom Fine
----- Original Message -----
From: "CJB" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 3:31 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Vinyl Pressing in UK
>I guess an email to:
> The Vinyl Factory Manufacturing
> UNITS 3-5, ENTERPRISE HOUSE
> 133 BLYTH ROAD
> UB3 1DD
> [log in to unmask]
> +44 020 8756 7704
> The Vinyl Factory Limited
> 16-18 Marshall Street
> London W1F 7BE
> Email: [log in to unmask]
> might elicit some info.!!!
> Chris B.
> On 16/09/2014, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Do you know what happened to Portal Space Records? They were, as of a couple
>> of years ago, operating
>> in the Hayes Middlesex facility, using original EMI presses. The web link I
>> had for them back in
>> 2009 is no longer working.
>> Here is a blog with some minimal info about them:
>> Here is a more recent (2011) article:
>> OK, apparently they are now called The Vinyl Factory and claim to still
>> manufacture in Hayes.
>> -- Tom Fine
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "CJB" <[log in to unmask]>
>> To: <[log in to unmask]>
>> Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 2:53 PM
>> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Vinyl Pressing in UK
>>> There used to be a huge HMV vinyl pressing works at Hayes, West
>>> London. It is long closed, but is due to be refurbished into an arts
>>> Meanwhile Time London reports that there are still two operating
>>> companies producing vinyl.
>>> They are:
>>> Chris B.