MARTIN AUDIO OPEN NEW MLA PRODUCTION FACILITIES
Martin Audio has recently opened new MLA facilities including production and assembly areas, quality control and testing, along with additional warehousing.
Designed to cater for MLA, MLA Compact and the new MLA Mini, the facilities will provide a space worthy of this premier system series and further improve Martin Audio's overall service to its customers.
Since the introduction of MLA in 2010, the system has won multiple awards for innovation and has taken the market by storm. With the international success stretching around the globe from US to UK to Japan, and now with the introduction of MLA Mini set to popularise the technology even further, it was a necessity that new facilities were developed.
Importantly, the principles of 5S were introduced as an integral part of the new development. 5S originated in Japan and stands for the Japanese words seiri (tidiness), seiton (orderliness), seiso (cleanliness), seiketsu (standardisation), and shitsuke (discipline), and these principles lead to improved efficiency, service and safety.
Jason Robson, Quality Manager for Martin Audio, stated, 'The runaway success that MLA has become meant we needed additional production and warehousing space in order to meet the growing demand. But we also took the opportunity to instil new principles in both the origination of the layout and the day to day running of the facilities. 5S will help guarantee that we not only keep up with demand, but that this is achieved in an efficient manner and to the quality our customers expect and this premier system demands.'
Alongside the production elements, the new facilities will also house Martin Audio's increasingly popular training sessions for both MLA and OmniLine. Andy Davies, Lead Applications Engineer, said, 'This new space will provide the perfect vehicle for premier training, whilst enabling us to show people how the product they are being trained on is also made.'