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About Clays

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For over 200 years Clays has been producing some of the most well known and best selling books in the UK, providing an invaluable service to a range of publishing clients.

Strategic Investment

Clays have become a major force in this fluid and evolving world through extensive investment and a determination to react quickly to our customers’ fast moving needs. The result of this is an all round service offering for publishers that encompasses digital services, book manufacture, pre-retail and distribution. Throughout the digital revolution we have remained the UK’s market-leading book production specialist, actively embracing digital printing technology to run alongside our traditional and highly successful quality printing processes.

New Markets​

As the UK’s market-leading book production specialist and the supplier to many leading publishing houses, Clays has taken the next step in their evolution.
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We print an astonishing 150M books every year.

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Clays processes 50,000
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Clays is a major employer with over 700 employees.


Our 14 acre site enables production on a massive scale.