Lombard Investment brings manufacturing process back to the UK


Lombard Investment brings manufacturing process back to the UK

Manchester-based computer systems manufacturer Tranquil PC has invested £30k to bring part of its production process back to the UK from China.

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05 October 2011

The company has installed a new CNC milling machine to produce aluminium casings on site after securing funding from Lombard, the asset finance arm of The Royal Bank of Scotland. These casings were previously produced by a Chinese supplier.

The investment means that Tranquil PC now has a completely self sufficient production process and has led to the creation of one new job at the Trafford Park base.

Tranquil PC manufactures a range of energy efficient and silent PCs that have a low carbon footprint as they operate on just 20-30% of the power of a standard computer. By using less electrical power they are better for the environment and represent a contrast to standard PCs, which are one of the main contributors of harmful greenhouse gases due to the electricity used.

The company's PC products are more energy efficient because they don't contain any moving parts except the hard disk and there are no fans are required to cool the processors. This means they are noise free and due to the specially selected components used operate on a fraction of the power needed to run a standard PC.

Established in 2003, the company's customers include T-Mobile. Alcatel and the BBC.

David Thompson, Tranquil PC's Managing Director, said: "This investment makes sound commercial sense. It enhances our manufacturing capabilities and gives us complete control over the production process. It is also very satisfying to be able to bring a manufacturing enterprise back to the UK."

Paul Baxter from RBS and Thomas Brown from Lombard provided the funding. Thomas, a senior relationship manager at Lombard, said: "Tranquil has a good track record of investing to improve its operations. We are very please to provide the financial support needed to support their latest plans."

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