Marl and Anglia reach supply partnership
Ulverston, UK, 12 November 2012. Marl Manufacturing, a UK provider of design to manufacturing product realisation services, today announced a supply partnership with UK component distributor Anglia Components. The agreement creates a supply chain solution allowing the Marl Manufacturing UK operation to offer fast turn-around and competitive pricing on small volumes, and to match offshore manufactured price levels on much higher volumes.
Commenting on the agreement, Adrian Rawlinson, Managing Director of Marl International, said, “Marl Manufacturing’s great strength is the fact that the whole process from design to prototyping, volume manufacturing and test takes place on a single site. This gives our customers a shorter lead-time and the ability to bring their products to market ahead of competitors. To this advantage we can now add a strong and very competitive supply chain, based on a UK held and managed stock profile. We aim to provide all the advantages of a flexibly managed local source without a cost penalty.”
Steve Rawlins, CEO at Anglia Components, added, “Marl and Anglia’s innovative partnership brings the transparency, flexibility and simplicity of a local source without a cost penalty on most contracts. There is a swing back to local manufacturing driven by increasing costs overseas and a growing understanding of the hidden costs of a long supply chain. With a one-site operation backed by a short supply chain, Marl Manufacturing has the right infrastructure in place to meet this new demand.”
Marl International has invested £400,000 to double manufacturing output and speed up the delivery of prototypes at its site in Ulverston, Cumbria. It has formed Marl Manufacturing to offer cable assembly, wiring looms and box build services as well as sub-assembly or complete system build including electronic PCB assembly. Design and manufacturing of bespoke housings to suit the application environment is a strength of Marl Manufacturing, given Marl’s background in addressing harsh environments.
About Marl International:
Marl International has specialised in the design and manufacture of visible LED indication and illumination components and systems for nearly 40 years. As UK distributor for Citizen, Lighting Science and Bivar and hub of a pro-actively managed international supply chain, Marl has unique access to some of the best Solid State Lighting and Electronics technology in the world. It integrates these technologies into energy efficient lighting and indication solutions. Marl International has world class design and manufacturing facilities, staffed by 120 highly trained and experienced specialists operating from a single site on a dedicated technology park in Ulverston, England. As a unified team, they offer agility, speed, flexibility, and willingness to respond to both needs and expectations as projects evolve and mature through the entire product life cycle. Marl partners with leaders in Defence, Aerospace, Entertainment, Transportation, and Lighting industries in the UK, Europe, North America, and Asia.
Marl is a quality company. It is registered to BS EN ISO 9001:2008 standard and fully RoHS and WEEE compliant.
For more information, please contact:
Marl International Limited, Marl Business Park, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 9BN, UK.
Tel: +44 (0)1229 582430; Fax: +44 (0)1229 585155
Email: ;Website: www.leds.co.uk
Press Contact: Peter van der Sluijs
Neesham Public Relations
Tel: +44 (0) 1296 628180