DLS Medical “ready to go!”

hopeWith the roadmap for lifting lockdown now announced DLS Medical is ready to meet the “new” challenge for the NHS namely tackling the backlog of elective surgery and treatments that have been on hold during the pandemic.  Hopefully our NHS heros will have some opportunity to catch their breath before addressing the mountain of delayed cases.

At the same time the scandal of cheap and unsuitable medical supplies will continue to be a cause for concern.  DLS Medical has established a supply chain that relys on established and reliable sources.  A good proportion of the plastic products that we supply are manufactured in the UK by our sister company.  As such we are able to control supply from raw material to delivery.

All the nonsense around Brexit conintues, the most difficult impact seems to be clogged up ports, who knows when these will start to clear?  In the meantime because we have onsite manufacturing, clean room packing and sterilisation we have the advantage of sheilding customers from the worst of the stop start international supplies.

Please get in touch if you think there is anything that we can do to help.

COVID-19 DLS is open for Business

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Normal office hours: 09:00 – 17:00 weekdays. Telephone +44 (0)1476 564549.
Outside of this time please contact sales@dlsplastics.co.uk and we will get back to you.
We are accepting orders and will supply to your requirements. We are still experiencing some supply chain issues due to Covid disruption. This is not serious and we are confident that we can meet customer requriements. Please telephone if you have any concerns and we will work something out.

Suppliers:

DLS Plastics is open as above. So that we can manage deliveries and avoid overcrowding please contact the office 01476 564549 to arrange delivery and ensure that there is someone on site to receive deliveries.

Other:

We continue to monitor the situation daily and take action based on Government advice and directives, however we remain positive that we have the ability to manage and serve our customers within this dynamic environment.

Please contact us by telephone urgently (+44 (0)1476 564549) or email sales@dlsplastics.co.uk if you have specific requirements or wish to find out more.

DLS Medical New Website

news-websiteDuring the lockdown we have been working hard in the background to prepare for our customers returning to some sort of normality. We are re-launching our website which we hope users will find more useful and responsive.

We have put a great deal of effort into improving the product information presented and updated the information available. We are particularly keen to provide details of the service that DLS Medical can provide including Clean Room and on-site, UK based, sterilisation equipment.

The website will continue to evolve, if there are any questions or you require more information please get in touch.

COVID-19 Latest Information

virusCustomers:

Reduced office hours: 9:00 – 15:00 Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday. Telephone +44 (0)1733 230700.
Outside of this time please contact info.sales@dlsmedical.co.uk and we will get back to you.
We are accepting orders and will supply to your requirements. Due to the very low level of demand we are limiting manufacturing activity to a minimum. If you have specific requirements please get in touch and we can work something out.

Suppliers:

DLS Medical is open for a limited period each week. Please contact the office 01733 230700 or email info.sales@dlsmedical.co.uk to arrange delivery and ensure that there is someone on site to receive goods.

Other:

In order to protect our workforce no onsite meetings will be held. Visits to out site must be arranged in advance.

We continue to monitor the situation daily and take action based on Government advice and directives, however we remain positive that we have the ability to manage and serve our customers within this dynamic environment.

In the meantime thank you for your support during this period and most importantly please stay safe.

Please contact us by telephone urgently (+44 (0)1733 230700) or email info.sales@dlsmedical.co.uk if you have specific requirements or wish to find out more.

DLS COVID-19 CUSTOMER COMMUNICATION

virusAs we are currently operating in uncertain times the one thing we are certain of is the importance of putting our people’s wellbeing at the forefront combined with the ability to successfully run our business with our customers and suppliers.

DLS is taking the recent outbreak of COVID-19 very seriously and the management team are in contact, as per government guidelines, to make appropriate decisions for our people and the business. While we await to see what evolves over the coming weeks, we have prepared as much as we can to ensure we continue to meet our customer commitments.

To date we’ve made a decision to limit all work-related travel, external meetings and events, and have placed teams on rotation to minimise the risk of infection and transmission. Our staff are all still available and will be maintaining business and service relationships through telephone and email.

We are confident that as a UK manufacturer having multiple sites, high levels of raw materials and where appropriate finished goods this will allow us the flexibility as and when demand and labour availability change so that we can remain agile as a business satisfy our customer orders.

Manufacturing and production will cease except where necessary to fulfill confirmed customer orders where we are certain that you are able to receive deliveries. It is not fair on our staff to attend work unless customers actually require supply. We would appeal to customers to communicate their requirements.

We are NOT receiving supplier deliveries unless specific arrangements have been made. Suppliers must contact the office to agree a delivery time. In general we operating some warehouse activity on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Activity at other times need to be specifically arranged in order that staff can be martialled within the Government guidelines.

We continue to monitor the situation daily and take action based on Government advice and directives, however we remain positive that we have the ability to manage and serve our markets within this dynamic environment.

In the meantime thank you for your support during this period and most importantly please stay safe.

DLS Plastics:  Please contact us by telephone (+44 (0)1476 564549) or email sales@dlsplastics.co.uk if you have specific requirements or wish to find out more.

DLS Medical:  Please contact us by telephone (+44 (0)1733 230700) or email info.sales@dlsmedical.co.uk if you have specific requirements or wish to find out more.

DLS Medical launch a range of Opthalmic Surgery Packs

opthalmic-packsWe are launching a range of opthalmic minor surgery packs.  We have been supplying these products for many years however these are now available to purchase directly.  We have a small number of standard packs but are able to assemble bespoke packs to suit all customer needs.

Packs are assembled and sterilised at our UK site in Peterborough.  We work with a small number of carefully selected suppliers to source instruments from Asia.  We do not source from China.

More information on DLS Opthalmic Packs

New DLS brochure: Analogue marketing in a digital age

IMG_5448DLS produced its first product brochure in 1975. All the illustrations were ink drawings and the document was printed using an old photocopier. Fast forward to today’s digital marketing techniques with targetted customer profiling and search engine optimisation. It seems old fashioned to be printing documents and sending them by mail to customers.

Never-the-less many of our long term customers have been asking when we would be printing out next catalogue -so here it is! New customers too find it easier, even though we keep our website bang up to date with new products, to leaf through the pages of our brochure to find the products they want.

IMG_5449We have put a great deal of effort into making sure that the pictures give a clear idea of what the products look like and we have included details of sizes and colours where relevant.

Please get in touch if you would like a copy and if you have any trouble finding the product you need we can help!

In House 3D Printer Improves Product Development

 

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3D printing is a process in which materials are joined or solidified under computer control to create a three dimensional object. The technology was originally patented in the early 1980’s by an inventor called Chuck Hull who envisaged a system that could create 3D items by building up layers using a cross sectional pattern of an item. Today the 3D printing market is worth $8 billion and the applications of 3D printed solutions are endless. Everyone, from doctors creating organs, skin and bones to NASA 3D printing pizzas for Astronauts to eat, are realising the potential of the fast and efficient process created by 3D printers.

As part of DLS Plastics’ constant strive to provide the best in product development, we now have a Makerbot Replicator Z18 3D printer on site. Having this facility available, allows our design department to place a 3D plastic model of a future product in a customer’s hand to ensure it meets requirements without having to produce an expensive and time consuming injection mould first. This 3D printer in particular is able to produce components as big as 30cm long x 30cm wide and a massive 45cm high, all whilst using the minimal amount of material required. This, combined with the expertise of our in house designers, allows for a much quicker and more efficient product development and fine tuning process – meaning we can deliver perfectly honed final products quicker than ever.

To discuss your injection moulded product requirements with our design or sales team, call today on 01476 564549.

 

 

 

An Oldie But A Goodie: DLS Corner Joints

According to the United Nations Human Rights Council, Internet access is now a basic human right and they condemn any country that restricts or disrupts their citizen’s access to the world wide web. Rating Internet access just below physiological needs such as shelter, air, food and water shows just how reliant modern society is on gadgets and connectivity.

With advances in technology being made every day, its easy to forget and overlook the simpler things in life – the cornerstones and core components of the world that have been effectively doing their job effortlessly for decades.

Designed to be robust, lightweight and strong, the DLS range of corner joints is just one of these components. Manufactured in the UK, our Single and Double Corner Joints with lids are sold and despatched to destinations all around the world.  These uncomplicated but resilient brackets can create a strong and rigid joint between two pieces of wood with the addition of two screws, then simply press the lid into place to hide the fixings and leave it to do its job. Its this straightforward concept that makes the corner joint so dependable and popular, with over 1 million units being manufactured and sold every year. DLS is able to supply both the Single and Double Corner Joints in a plethora of stock colours, but also offer a colour matching service for customers requiring a unique finish whilst maintaining excellent value for money .

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So next time you sit down at your desk to access the internet or work on your latest project, spare a thought for the humble corner joint holding that piece of furniture together and consider whether your product would benefit from the strength, support and reliability of a DLS Corner Joint.

Call the DLS Plastics Sales Team today on 01476 564549.