DELCO was founded by Richard de Lancey. Previously Richard had been the Cofounder and Director of Design and Manufacture at nu desine, a hardware tech company he had started 4 years earlier to bring the award winning AlphaSphere to market. Here he accumulated a wealth of experience in design for manufacture and setting up production lines in various countries. Richard was looking for a new opportunity and wanting to share his experience in taking a product idea from idea into manufacture. His time networking in the tech-start-up scene revealed there to be a lack of people assisting, guiding, and directing hardware entrepreneurs through the manufacturing process.
After moving to Kuala Lumpur, Richard realised he could combine his start-up experience navigating the manufacturing world, with the offerings of the Malaysian factories to create a valuable proposition for anyone wanting to take a hardware product to market.
The lightbulb turned on after visiting a number of factories in Malaysia, Richard realised that this area was the perfect stepping stone between European manufacturing and China. Malaysia offered relatively low-cost manufacture, but was much more open to low volumes than China and without the communication challenges.
Richard founded DELCO to help all future hardware start-ups get their products into production hassle free and cost effectively.