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on the cover custom designs. The assembly and packaging also takes place in Hastings. Having all the processes based in one location gives us greater control and precision when it comes to executing the design and development of a product, but also gives us the flexibility to make changes whenever we need to. Locality is a key issue when it comes to choosing a supplier, and we think there is definitely a growing appetite for UK manufactured goods. Because of this, we have moved to increase our UK based production, which has been beneficial for both us and our customers. Our products that are manufactured here have shorter lead times, ensuring a quick turnaround. Manufacturing our 19in racking here in the UK also results in us having a larger level of accountability, which means standards can be maintained and improved easily and steadily. In addition to our growing product portfolio of standard 19in racking, our customisation services are proving increasingly popular, with more and more people opting for bespoke 19in racking solutions, which includes the creation of custom sizes and custom branding, and the option of having NDAs put in place for full protection of exclusive designs. Hastings hub Hastings, England, is our 19in racking hub. Hastings is where we undertake our global research and development, and where we also design and prototype our new ideas. The facilities in our Hastings factory, including CNC/laser cutting, break pressing and powder coating, ensure we are able to produce new product concepts quickly. The production of our server enclosures, wall mounts and slide and rotate racks all take place in Hastings, including all Current investments We continuously invest in new machinery to allow our production to become faster, more automated and include new processes. As our product range grows and Penn Elcom is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of server, in wall, wall mounting and freestanding 19in racks and accessories, with more than 40 years’ experience in the design, manufacture and supply of the highest quality 19in racking product solutions. Penn Elcom is a global company that has production and distribution facilities in Great Britain, Europe, Asia, North America, South America and Australia. develops, so does our need for more complex machinery to execute our ambitious designs. Throughout 2017 we will be adding over £1m worth of new machines to our Hastings production alone. This will include cutting edge CNCs, automated folders, crimping machines and UV printers. We are certain that with additional machinery we can continue to grow our production at a steady rate, and can supply to relevant markets more efficiently. We are excited to see how our 19in racking solutions will continue to develop in the coming years, and are ready to meet the expanding demands for our products, especially from the data centre management sector. To view the full catalogue of Penn Elcom’s 19in racking products, please visit www.penn-elcom.com, and to shop online please visit www.pennelcomonline.com. Alternatively, please call 01424 722944. April 2017 | 15