DLP is a highly-respected Manx business which has been established on the Island since 1990. Our specialist area is the design, development and manufacture of products for the assisted living sector to enable people to live independently in their own homes, particularly focused on bathrooms and kitchens. Initially located in Fort Street, Douglas, just manufacturing shower trays and subsequently relocating to Snugborough, expanding on-Island manufacturing to include Shower Screens and Cubicles, plus Kitchens
These products are complemented by a wide range of associated products which are designed by DLP and manufactured on our behalf by a global network of supply partners – including sanitaryware, electric showers, waste pumps and shower seats. Product innovation is driven from our state of the art Design and Development facilities at Snugborough, which host our multi-skilled product development team. Increasingly our products have a technology aspect, as illustrated in 2015 by the launch of the AKW SmartCare Plus, the world’s first Bluetooth Smart controlled electric shower which was designed and developed here in the Isle of Man.
Regarded by many as one of the Isle of Man’s best organisations, we have around 80 employees on the Island and we market our products throughout the UK and Europe under the AKW brand. AKW is the UK market leader and has growing international reach.
The directors are Richard Geldart and Phil Sherrard, who are supported by a strong senior management team.
The company sees itself as part of the wider Island community and plays an active part in a range of activities, looking to work with and support other organisations, with emphasis on those that have a close fit with the customers we serve