People We Work With

Good relationships play a key part in how we work

For over 24 years we have steadily grown our customer base, which we believe is due to the trust we have earnt from them.

Our services and approach are flexible and our high level of customer service is why both our direct clients and our partners continue to return.

Our diverse customer base includes; Blue Chip Procurement Companies, UK Police Forces, Prisons, Public Sector and Government Agencies.

Working with Police Forces

We know how important it is to have clothing and equipment that won’t let officers down. This comes from our background and experience at the frontline of policing. Not only are there former police officers on our team, we are also in regular contact with members of today’s forces.

These close relationships, built on mutual trust and respect, help us identify modifications needed to existing products as well as instigate new product designs. These developments are often as a direct result of customer feedback or requests.

Working with Prisons

MLA’s sales team have also built up close relationships with the prison authorities in recent times.  We’re pleased that the Ministry of Justice is improving procurement opportunities for small and medium-sized enterprises, most of which involves a formal competitive tendering process and follows EU procurement regulations and directives.

MLA offer a good range of prison officer equipment including key pouches and handcuff pouches, wrist protectors and handcuffs. CLICK HERE to view or download our Prison Officer Equipment flyer.

If you do not find the product you are specifically looking for please email sales@mlaltd.co.uk or telephone us on 01759 318557 where one of the team will be happy to deal with your request personally.

Working with Suppliers & Partners

We work closely with ethical suppliers, contractors and UK Leather Merchants to ensure that our choice of materials are fit for purpose and balance the robust with the practical and comfortable.  We are also proud that a significant percentage of the material used in our Yorkshire based manufacturing facility are sourced from within the UK.

MLA also has joint working agreements with companies such as D3O in the development of the ‘Trust Vest’ and a working group involving four organisations coming together over a three year period to develop a new and improved public order helmet built to the PSDB Protective Headwear Standard for UK Police (2004). “Merlin”, the prototype name for the project, was recently awarded an international patent.

MLA also recently signed a NDA with Scott Safety to allow a closer working relationship to be forged on a number of collaborative projects, which will enable both companies to offer a more complete solution.

Test Houses

MLA works closely with several Test and Certification Houses to provide full turn-key services for our clients. Our product design team can be on site with the product under test in order to insure a smooth test and certification process. We follow the product through the appropriate certification flow to insure successful testing and documented certifications.

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