LPRS backs UK outsourcing to improve its competitiveness

LPRS backs UK outsourcing to improve its competitiveness

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By eeNews Europe

Visiting the Southern Manufacturing exhibition this year, John Sharples, Managing Director of LPRS was impressed with the enthusiasm and range of the UK manufacturers on show and met the team from Danlers contract electronics manufacturing.

After visiting their facility in Chippenham an agreement was reached with Danlers to manufacture LPRS’s easyRadio products. Kevin Johnstone, Operations Manager for Danlers commented: “At Danlers we have invested in state of the art manufacturing lines allowing us to change products being manufactured within twenty minutes. This degree of flexibility is idea for customers such as LPRS who have low product volumes. Our quality is second to none and everything from prototypes and pre-production units to full production runs are produced on the same machines to ensure our customer’s requirements are met in full.”

LPRS says its quest for outsourced procurement was made somewhat simpler by an existing relationship with Lewmax Programming who have been programming easyRadio PIC’s for a number of years. Lewmax is a division of Transonics, a long established distributor of electronic components.

Transonics services include customised design solutions, dedicated buffer stock, consignment stocking, and Kanban order schedules as well as device programming, laser oblation and technical support. They join LPRS in this project and have provided LPRS with a full procurement and kitting service while their greater buying power has improved security of supply and offers highly competitive component sourcing.

Daniel French, Managing Director of Transonics, said: “We believe that manufacturing in the UK makes more and more sense. Too many OEMs overlook the fact that energy costs here and in Asia are now the same, labour rates are reaching parity and shipping and logistics costs will continue to increase. With wise investment in manufacturing equipment and smart procurement manufacturing in the UK makes good sense. It also brings the added benefit of better quality control, reduces the risks of counterfeiting and theft of intellectual property and improves manufacturing flexibility.”

Transonics says it also offers LPRS access to components and suppliers that were previously unavailable to them, secure supply and proactive input into component selection through their wider product and supplier knowledge.

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