PETA UK has brought the production of its newly updated Easi-Grip® knife range back to the UK in a bid to have more quality control over its products.
The company worked closely with Skar Precision Mouldings Ltd in Hadleigh, Suffolk, to organise the shipping of tooling from China to UK as part of the process.
The tooling was assessed by Skar’s technical team who carried out work to give a more consistent finish before it was eventually used for a production run.
Managing director, Genny Crockett, said: “Reshoring production to the UK means that we have more control over the process; if there are any problems we can visit Skar to discuss a solution.
“Our lead times are also dramatically reduced and small-batch manufacture is something Skar is used to working with.”
In a bid to promote the quality of their products, PETA joined the Made in Britain campaign to showcase the brand on their products.
“With so many sales online these days it is difficult to differentiate and show a commitment to quality,” added Crockett.
“We already make a large percentage of our products in UK; so we became members of the Made in Britain Campaign as we believe this to be a mark of quality.”
John Pearce, chief executive of the Made in Britain Campaign, is very upbeat about the sector which he believes is crucial to the UK.
He said: “We’re delighted to have the world famous Easi-Grip® inventors and manufacturers Peta (UK) Ltd working with us to help promote that their products are designed, developed and Made in Britain.
“Being an exemplary British exporter means Peta (UK) Ltd products are reaching buyers and consumers in many other countries who will also see the genuine design and manufacturing legacy.