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Ulverston firm lights the way with major contract

Published on: Wednesday 21st October 2015
Categorised under: Work , Manufacturing, Technology, Ulverston

Oxley Group is celebrating its success after signing a deal with the Australian department for defence.

Following negotiations with Oxley's Australian distributor, the Ulverston firm has been chosen to equip more than 7,000 Australian army vehicles with its DC Combi LED internal lighting units.

The Australian defence sector is embarking on a new initiaitve, Project 121, which is a multi-phase program that will see the provision of new equipment.

A significant part of this project includes the delivery of around 7,000 Mercedes-Benz G Wagons to the army, all of which will be equipped with the lights.

Employees at Oxley will be producing thousands of lights for the project which will see many regular shipments being made to Australia over the coming year.

Australia is already one of the firm's main export destinations and this new deal is a great boost to that trade.

The unique low-profile design of the DC Combi LED light provides critical advantages within the confines of the command module, while delivering white light plus an integrated blackout mode.and Post and Ambulance variants.

DC Combi lights incorporate class-leading electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) characteristics - a key factor in choosing the units to equip modules containing powerful electronic equipment.

The light has advanced EMC which prevents interference with other on-board equipment.

It boasts an extended working life of around 50,000 hours which dramatically reduces replacement, maintenance, disposal and labour costs compared to existing technology.

Jayne Moorby, marketing manager at Oxley Group, believes this is a great success for the company.

She said: "We're very pleased and it really cements our position as one of the world's leading light manufacturers.

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