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Royal visit planned at Leeds-based manufacturer

The world’s pre-eminent manufacturer of classic jukeboxes is gearing up to welcome a special visit from The Princess Royal.

Leeds-based Sound Leisure is an innovative, family run manufacturing business, most famously known for producing classic and vinyl jukeboxes. The royal visit is planned as a celebration of 40+ years of the firm’s British manufacturing capabilities.

HRH Princess Anne will visit the Crossgates business on 24th September 2019, for a tour of the 80,000 sq ft factory to see first-hand how their range of classic jukeboxes are manufactured and to meet with representatives of the 80+ strong workforce and worldwide distributors.

Sound Leisure is an integrated manufacturer and innovator of predominantly sound-based products, being the longest continuous manufacturer of jukeboxes in the world, they remain one of only two classic jukebox manufacturers and are the only one based in Europe. Further divisions of the business include SLKids, suppliers of children distraction areas to many sectors including retail and the NHS and a service division that supplies jukeboxes and background music systems nationally.

Sound Leisure’s 80+ employees are highly skilled in traditional woodworking, metal process and detailed electronic and mechanical design.

Chris Black, managing director at Sound Leisure commented:

“It is a pleasure to be able to welcome Her Royal Highness to our factory where we will showcase the best of British manufacturing. We have recently enjoyed 40 sound years of innovation and manufacturing in Leeds and this is incredibly exciting for everyone involved with Sound Leisure.”

Media are welcome to attend the royal visit but must be planned in advance and chaperoned at certain times in a specific area. Please confirm your attendance with Ellie MacDonald by emailing [email protected].