DANLERS Limited received a visit from The Chancellor of the Exchequer, The Right Honourable George Osborne MP on Thursday 11th July 2013.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, The Right Honourable George Osborne MP visited Chippenham based electronic controls manufacturer, DANLERS Limited as part of a two day visit to the area. The chancellor was accompanied by Michelle Donelan prospective MP for the Chippenham Constituency.
DANLERS Limited were chosen by the local conservative office for the visit as an example of a successful local company who have maintained their status as a UK manufacturer, resisting the trend to manufacture abroad. DANLERS have been in business in North Wiltshire for over 20 years, make energy saving lighting controls and are recipients of the prestigious Queen’s award for Enterprise: Innovation.
Mr Osborne was guided around DANLERS Limited by Executive Chairman, Tony Kay and Chief Operating Officer, Kevin Johnstone. Tony Kay commented, ‘Mr Osborne seemed to be impressed that we manufactured well designed products here in the UK by using the latest automatic electronic assembly equipment alongside traditional skills and that by doing so could compete with goods made in the far east in both cost and quality.’
During the tour George Osborne showed great interest in not only in DANLERS high tech manufacturing facility and in particular the impressive range of energy saving controls for which DANLERS are renowned, but also in the people working at the Bumpers Farm facility both young and old – DANLERS staff age ranges from 17 to 78.
Managing Director, Julian Kay commented, ‘Mr Osborne showed interest that DANLERS could also offer support to other UK manufacturers and inventors because recent innovation and technical advances enable us to produce from prototypes, including 3D modelling, to electronics production runs on an competitive, efficient and flexible basis that can help other UK businesses compete and grow.
Mr Osborne received hands on instruction in the manufacturing process from several staff members including Mathew Johnstone, Production Trainee, who tutored The Chancellor in placing electronic components on a printed circuit board.
John Woodhouse, Marketing Manager
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