DKL Metals Ltd
DKL Metals Ltd was established in 1986 as an independent manufacturer of tin/lead alloys. Since then it has grown substantially so that today it is recognised as one of the UK's leading suppliers of high purity solders and alloys - manufactured in accordance with national and international standards or customer proprietary specifications. This has not happened by mere chance. It has been and always will be DKL Metals policy to pursue the highest standards of quality and consistency in order to satisfy the varied and exacting demands of the modern manufacturing industry. This is achieved by taking the greatest care in the selection of basic raw materials and imposing stringent quality control standards through each stage of manufacture.
In February 1991, DKL Metals was amongst the first in the industry to gain accreditation under BS5750 Part 2 for their Quality Management System. The company has continued to maintain and update their QMS in line with the changing requirements of the Standard and are now approved to BS EN ISO 9001:2008, Certificate No. LRQ0900605. In 2004 DKL Metals successfully implemented an Environmental Management System in compliance with EN ISO 14001:2004, Certificate No. 44 104 090165 and continues to examine ways of improving quality whilst minimising the environmental impact of their processes.
In recognition of pending E.U. legislation to remove lead and other harmful materials under RoHS, DKL Metals formed a number of strategic alliances with like-minded independent companies and in 2002 signed a manufacturing licence with Nihon Superior Co. Ltd of Japan to produce their SN100 range of lead-free solders. At this time they also formally linked up with Balver Zinn of Germany and a year later with FCTA, USA offering customers a global supply network of lead free solutions. DKL Metals has also signed licence agreements with Senju Metal Industry Co. Ltd of Japan and IOWA State University Research Foundation "ISURF" enabling them to, uniquely in the UK, offer the three most popular lead-free solders in use worldwide.
The company's personnel have many years of experience in all aspects of alloy technology and this, coupled with an on site, fully equipped laboratory ensures a prompt analytical and problem solving service together with sound advice in suitability of alloy use. It also enables products to be specifically tailored to customer's own unique requirements.
Despite their continued expansion the company still remains committed to the basic "small company philosophy" of rapid response and personal service linked to competitive pricing - a proven formula that works to the benefit of all concerned.