Makar Technologies

Moray Manufacturer Set to Launch Own Range of Mobility Products

Makar Technologies receives two loans from Business Loans Scotland, totalling £100,000, to expand business offering.

Makar Technologies

Makar Technologies received two £50,000 loans from Business Loans Scotland to double their production capability and launch their very own product range.

Specialists in electronic manufacturing, Moray based Makar Technologies has grown rapidly since its inception in 2015. Led by a highly experienced electronics manufacture and design team, the company focusses on delivering high quality systems at an affordable price, making them one of the UK’s leading EMS solutions providers.

With business booming and orders continuing to rise, David King, Director of Makar Technologies, identified a need for additional funds to help restructure the current facilities and enable the business to grow to meet the needs of increasing customer demand.

Approaching Business Loans Scotland (BLS) as part of a larger funding package, Makar Technologies initially received a loan for £50,000 to support the business through this growth period enabling their production capability to double in size by purchasing and introducing a second manufacturing line and adding advance test processes.

Supporting small and medium sized businesses across Scotland with loans to start-up or grow, BLS offer loans from £25,000 to £250,000 to ensure that commercially viable proposals do not fail from a lack of access to finance.

Fully funded by the Scottish Government through the Scottish Growth Scheme, BLS has issued loans to 128 businesses across Scotland to date totalling in excess of £9.5 million. 

Following the successful growth phase of the business, Makar Technologies approached BLS for a second round of funding and were awarded an additional £50,000 loan. Makar Technologies plan to invest this second loan into developing their very own product range which will enable the business to move from being a contract based design and manufacturing company to a product based original equipment manufacturer.

Speaking of the loans issued, Director of Makar Technologies David King said:

“As a young but fast growing business, the availability of additional funds to purchase equipment and to development products and processes are essential. As a high technology design, manufacturing and service business we must ensure we can provide our clients and customers with market leading capabilities and products.

Over the past 5 years Makar Technologies Ltd have been doubling in sales and manufacturing capability year on year and that has required a high level of inward and external investment.

Working closely with Business Loans Scotland over the years has helped the business to fund its growth with the minimum amount of complexity. Working with our dedicated Account Manager and using their internet based portal made the application process straightforward.

Their support has assisted our business to grow from a start-up business employing 4 staff to a business now employing 40 staff at present while delivering over 200 product ranges to the UK and international technology market place.”

Andrew Dickson, Fund Manager of Business Loans Scotland added:

“I am delighted that Business Loans Scotland has been able to support Makar Technologies Ltd with the finance required to accelerate their growth plans and take the business to the next level. I have no doubt that the team at Makar Technologies have an exciting year ahead as they progress with the development of their very own range of products and I wish David and all the team continued success for the future.”

£100K

Growth Loan Provided

"Working closely with Business Loans Scotland over the years has helped the business to fund its growth with the minimum amount of complexity. Working with our dedicated Account Manager and using their internet based portal made the application process straightforward."

David King
Director of Makar Technologies

"I am delighted that Business Loans Scotland has been able to support Makar Technologies Ltd with the finance required to accelerate their growth plans and take the business to the next level. I have no doubt that the team at Makar Technologies have an exciting year ahead as they progress with the development of their very own range of products and I wish David and all the team continued success for the future.”

Andrew Dickson
Fund Manager of Business Loans Scotland

Start your Application

If you think you are ready to apply for funding and have all the relevant documents and information prepared according to our checklist, then you should proceed to submit an enquiry. One of our Loan Officers will be in touch to discuss your enquiry.

Apply Today
Start your Application

More Case Studies

Edinburgh Marine Academy
Case Study

Edinburgh Marine Academy

23/07/21

Maritime training provider invests in a new vessel to bolster its position.

Read More
H&R Gray Haulage
Case Study

H&R Gray Haulage

13/11/20

H&R Gray Haulage to create a modern drive through delivery centre to meet delivery demand through the COVID pandemic. 

Read More
Ecoanolytes
Case Study

Ecoanolytes

29/05/20

Dundee manufacturer’s production of hand sanitiser soars amid Coronavirus crisis.

Read More
Site design by AD&CO, build by Sloan