About Us

Our History

Former Chairman, Brian Ainley, formed Marl International Limited from his home in Marl Park, Ulverston, in 1972. Originally distributing medical equipment and manufactured safety systems for the chemical industry, the move to LED design and manufacture came in the late 1970s. Current Managing Director, Adrian Rawlinson, joined the company in 1977, and Marl’s Core Product Range of PCBs began to emerge.

During the 1980s and 1990s Marl’s workforce grew from 9 to over 100, whilst Marl’s Core Product Range and Capability grew to work on projects with Eastman Kodak, Boeing 777, Rail and Defence sectors, and to open an office in the USA.

In the early 2000s Marl moved from Stone Cross Mansion in Ulverston, to our current site, Marl Business Park (a 7 acre site providing 100,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing and office accommodation) creating further opportunity for growth.

Today Marl is recognised as a pioneer in the industry, and has been adapting LED technology to provide innovative, attractive, and functional solutions for over 40 years.

We have unique access to some of the best Solid State Lighting and Electronics technology in the world, and customers return to Marl for world class in-house design and manufacturing facilities, combined with agility, speed, flexibility, and willingness to respond to both needs and expectations as projects evolve and mature through the entire product life cycle.