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

virusCustomers:

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!

New & Improved Website For DLS Plastics Ltd

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After many years of valuable user feedback, it was clear that the original DLS Plastics website was in need of an update and refresh. The new site has been created with improved user experience in mind, and has a much improved page layout and features to aid site navigation. The large portfolio of DLS products has been organised into clear and concise product categories. This combined with an effective search tool has allowed users to better access the information they need and find the correct specification part for their requirements. All of the useful product information has been retained from the original website, but is better displayed and easier to decipher. The new layout also helps to easier compare multiple products and also view related and similar items. The latest technology has been used to ensure the new site is compatible for all browsers and works smoothly for all users on any device.

New and updated service information will follow and provide an insight into the impressive portfolio of skills and abilities of DLS Plastics Ltd. Each service will have its own dedicated page providing all the information, images and specifications for that process. Also due to follow is the ‘DLS Story’ page, outlining the history of DLS Plastics Ltd and how the company has grown over its many years of trading.

Visitors can also stay informed with the latest news of the company, including announcements, product innovations and customer case studies.

The website will further evolve and will be actively updated going forward, so please watch this space.

If you have any feedback or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

 

 

DLS named in East Midlands Top 200 companies

DLS under its parent name of “Direct Leisure Supplies Limited has been included in the East Midlands Top 200 Fastest Growing Companies Report 2015.  The report compiled by Grant Thornton and the CBI surveyed company information to identify the companies with the greatest increast in operational profit.  DLS was ranked 123rd out of the 200 listed.

There is a diverse range of companies in terms of size, activity and location.  The report makes some general observations about the state of the East Midlands economy which seems to have survived the challenging conditions of the last few years.

DLS will remain closely focussed on servicing its customer needs.  If that leads to further recognition and accolade then so much the better!