About Us

Direct Assembly Solutions Ltd (DASL) and Metalwork Solutions Ltd (MSL); operate from the same premises conveniently situated on the Marsh Barton Trading Estate in Exeter, Devon in the South West of England.

Metalwork Solutions Ltd

Bank Of Drills

MSL was formed in 2004 through a management buyout of an existing metalworking facility. We work predominately in mild steel, aluminium and stainless steel. Whether you require faceplates, enclosures, card or badge racks, welding, power pressing, powder coat painting or pretty much any other type of metal fabrication; we will have a solution for you.

We are used to working with customers to achieve exact bespoke results with a fast turnaround. The business has a one stop shop approach to metalworking that includes a powder coat paint facility in house. Items can often be produced within hours allowing our customers to meet their business needs.

Direct Assembly Solutions Ltd

DASL came into existence in 2008, formed by Adrian Sewell to add value to MSL’s metalwork offering for the electronics and electro-mechanical industries. Our concept was to offer support to local businesses requiring electronic manufacturing in small quantities, competitive procurement pricing, assistance with circuit or sub assembly population or help with making their own manufacturing processes efficient and effective.

Since starting the business we’ve been asked to produce hardware design concepts, design and layout circuits, procure and populate printed circuit boards as well as help case and functionally test products. We can paste, place and reflow surface mount components, insert and wavesolder through hole components and produce wiring looms. We are also experienced in access control, radio communications and time and attendance products.

Our small team share over 100 years of manufacturing experience - but we still like to think we are quite youthful! We thrive on the challenge of keeping a UK manufacturing base alive and love working with small, medium and large companies in partnerships based on mutual benefits.

Our competitive edge is to support customers to achieve bespoke results ideally suited to their needs, whether that is specific designs, small batches, prototyping, or ongoing production runs.

Meet the team.