Marl Manufacturing speeds delivery with call-off production service

Ulverston, UK, 7 January 2013. Marl Manufacturing has introduced a ‘call-off’ service, allowing customers to get delivery of production batches of completed electronics products on turn-around times as short as 2-5 working days. Marl Manufacturing offers a ‘concept to manufacturing’ technical product realisation service for businesses who need to introduce a technology based product but have no technical skills or resources in-house.

Under the call-off service, Marl Manufacturing, in partnership with its suppliers, will agree to hold a buffer stock of all the components required to assemble a product, and commit to delivery of production quantities within a defined period of receiving an order. The delivery speed is negotiated individually, but can be as short as two days if required, or up to a week. Bespoke components like the printed circuit board (PCB) are manufactured in advance and held in stock if necessary to meet the required lead-time.

Commenting, Adrian Rawlinson, Managing Director of Marl International, said, “The Marl Manufacturing call-off service gives customers the best of both worlds. They can take delivery in a fast, guaranteed timeframe, without the capital commitment that a large stock of finished products requires. The call-off service also gives customers a lot of flexibility, as there is no need to commit to a delivery schedule, and in some cases the exact specification can be varied depending on customer demand.”

He continued, “We can offer fast turn-around and competitive pricing on small volumes, but with our sourcing and logistics expertise we can match offshore manufactured price levels on much higher volumes as well. We provide a cost effective and highly professional assembly and manufacturing service based in the UK to our wide base of customers.”

The Marl Manufacturing product realisation service is a complete technical product creation and realisation package, and is equally applicable to general electronic control and display systems as to those making use of LED lighting. The key strength of Marl Manufacturing is that the entire product realisation process from concept to design to prototype to volume manufacturing is conducted under one roof at its base in Ulverston, England. This creates a strong connection between the different stages of the product realisation process, and provides a unique flexibility to adapt and change if the customer’s needs evolve and develop during the course of a project.

Marl offers 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 particular strength of Marl. Marl International has recently invested £120,000 in tools for prototype and small batch production allowing it to offer a particularly strong service in this area. It has also announced a partnership with Anglia Components, to strengthen its supply chain.

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, Bivar and a hub of a pro-actively managed international supply chains, 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 over 100 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

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Press Contact:   Peter van der Sluijs

Neesham Public Relations

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About Marl InternationalMarl International has specialised in the design and manufacture of visible LED indication and illumination components and systems for nearly 40 years, to customers in the electronic, power generation, defence and telecommunications industries. Its highly trained and experienced team of over 120 design and manufacturing specialists operate from a dedicated technology park in Ulverston, England and stand ready to offer its customers a solution to any requirement. They are able to offer a range of standard products, customised to suit individual projects, or even design a specific component from scratch. Marl is a quality company. It is registered to BS EN ISO 9001:2008 standard and fully RoHS and WEEE compliant.