Award-winning body worn video specialists Audax® are delighted to announce the renewal of their Made in Britain membership yet again. The scheme brings together the British manufacturing community and allows the use of the exclusive trademark on products, proving an ongoing commitment to excellence.
Proud Members of Made in Britain
Leading manufacturers of Body Worn Video (BWV) technology, Audax® are proud to confirm their ongoing commitment to product quality, value for money and efficient business processes through their renewed membership to Made in Britain.
Made in Britain is an organisation that recognises British businesses that are committed to the highest standards of British manufacturing, whilst also celebrating British manufacturing heritage.
Longstanding Supporters of UK Businesses
Audax has a longstanding history of supporting business growth in the UK and are also accredited to the Good Business Charter. The company’s headquarters are in Plymouth, Devon where the design, development, and all final assembly, testing and quality control functions are undertaken.
High Quality Body Worn Cameras
Members of Made in Britain are awarded the ability to use a protected mark on their products and literature. To earn it, they must adhere to a stringent code of conduct, and meet rigorous quality-control checks to prove their products are worthy of carrying the moniker. Products displaying the mark are proven to be made to the highest quality, represent value for money and are safe for anyone that uses or consumes them. Overall, it displays the company’s commitment to adhering to the highest organisational standards.
Adam Liardet, Managing Director & Founder of Audax® comments,
“Our Made in Britain membership is something we are proud of and is another differentiator between our BWV solution and those of others. Unlike some competitors who are simply rebadging all of their imports from China, we manufacture our entire docking station solution here in Britain.
This decision was taken for a number of key reasons:
• As an SME we understand that larger businesses may not be willing to work with SMEs that do not have transparent supply chains. The Modern Slavery Act 2015 and the abolition of modern slavery and human trafficking is something that Audax has voluntarily committed to the principles of and we therefore took careful steps to ensure modern slavery doesn’t take place during the process of supplying our goods and services.
• Audax are actively taking steps to reduce our carbon footprint and prioritise the environment. On calculating our baseline emissions (published in our Carbon reduction plan), emissions from the transportation of imported goods could be removed by us Manufacturing in Britain instead.
• Security of supply chain from global events. Supply chains have proved fragile over the past few years, Covid, Volcanoes, War and other “headline” events are obviously outside of our control and frankly when it comes to the provision of BWV products customers often have a critical need for immediate supply.
To cut down on delivery timescales and coupled with the other key motivators, it made perfect sense to ‘re-shore’ the manufacture of some items of our solution back to the UK.
As a docking station is the critical element of a secure BWV solution and the overall BWV product solution can’t operate or perform without these elements, it was quickly established that this was a key element that by manufacturing in Britain would give us and our customers confidence that we have a secure supply chain.
We took the decision to ‘re-shore’ the manufacture of the entire docking station solution back to the UK and all sub-assembly manufacturing for these takes place now in the UK. We employ a contract manufacturer using tools and moulds owned by us to produce parts and this assembly and unit build is then done by us at our site in Plymouth. Thus 100% of labour/human resource that makes the finished product is in Britain at the time the product is first offered for sale”
Made in Britain Guarantee
Consumers are actively encouraged to use Made in Britain members for their procurement of high-standard, British-made goods. Displaying the Made in Britain collective mark adds value to a brand by guaranteeing the product has been manufactured to the very highest standards.
More than this however, the scheme intends to emphasise the quality and variety of products on offer from British manufacturers, something Audax are very proud to be. It also ensures the rest of the world are aware of the thriving manufacturing industry Britain has to offer.