Manufacturer offers first design services
Marl Manufacturing has introduced its first product design service.
Moving beyond the scope of its traditional sub-contract manufacturing services, the Ulverston-based company will offer initial electronic design, layout, prototyping and full production.
“A great many businesses are finding that their competitive position can be greatly improved by adding an electronic control element or a display user interface to their products, but as their business is non-technical they lack the expertise to turn their idea into a design let alone create a prototype or put it into production,” said Adrian Rawlinson, managing director of Marl International.
According to Rawlinson, the service is aimed at businesses in non-technical sectors such as hobbies and leisure activity, medicine, safety and security.
“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,” said Rawlinson.
The company has recently invested £120,000 in tools for prototype and small batch production allowing it to offer a particularly strong service in this area.
“Our heritage is in lighting products, but a project doesn’t have to have an LED in it for us to be able to manufacture it competitively,” added Rawlinson.
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.