Demand for UK manufacturing
UK manufacturing has recently seen a resurgence. This has been driven by many factors, including:
- Reduction of the wage gap (especially in China)
- Slow lead times
- Volatile international transport costs
- Supply chain risks
- Desire for better control quality
What are the benefits of using a UK-based manufacturer?
There are numerous advantages of using manufacturers based in Great Britain, such as:
- High level of control over quality
- Less supply chain risk
- Lower transportation costs
- Reduced delivery times
- Greater control over communication
Advantages of in-house extrusion tooling
At MKM Extrusions, we have in-house extrusion tooling facilities so we can manufacture our own extrusion tooling. Some UK extrusion companies manufacture on their own premises, but may outsource the manufacturing of the tooling. This means the custom extrusion process takes longer. When they receive the tooling they need to test it, and if modifications are needed they have to send the tooling back to the other company to modify. The process continues until the tooling reaches the required standard to start the production run.
Our in-house tooling facilities are particularly helpful for our customers. We have a fast turnaround and we can easily make modifications to the tooling prior to approval. We are very streamlined and efficient in our custom extrusion capabilities, with custom tooling normally taking 3-4 weeks. Read more about our custom extrusion process.
We also have complete control over quality as we are accredited with the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System
Made in Britain Campaign
To reflect our belief in the values of UK manufacturing, we recently joined the Made in Britain Campaign
. This supports and promotes British manufacturing, enabling buyers and consumers at home and abroad to identify British-made products.
If you require a custom extrusion or you need more information about what we do, please contact us. Call us on 01208 873566 or email us at [email protected]