Devanet is located in Cheshire, England, the company started over 20 years ago in textiles, and in 2012 the engraving side of the business had evolved to the point when it was decided to commence assembling metal hardware and belts. In 2014, Devanet UK Ltd was launched to manufacture buckles and belts in the UK. Substantial investment of over £100,000 has been spent so that the company can offer customers a diverse mix of inhouse solutions in the design and manufacture of components, buckles, jewellery, belts and gifts.
Devanet is the only UK manufacturer of buckles that offers, electroplating, powder coating, electrophoretic coating, ceramic coating and precision colour filling in house and flocking to create finishes on all types of substrates from foams, woods, plastics glass and metal
Electroplating includes copper, nickel, 24 carat gold, 18 carat gold, rose gold, palladium, rhodium and gunmetal.
Powder coating is available in over 300 RAL colours.
Electrophoretic coating uses similar principles of electroplating but applies a nano ceramic coating to the substrate, providing up to 25 microns of protection to precious metals like gold or silver.
Ceramic coating by traditional spray techniques with oven curing, typically provide from 25 to 50 microns of robust protection in over 120 colours.
Devanet has adapted the flocking process to be suitable for buckles and belts as well as the traditional services. Over 70 standard colours and flock lengths can be applied to create beautiful sueded buckles or components.
The Company offers comprehensive design services, 3D modeling and 3D rapid prototyping using photopolymer laser light technology to produce high resolution models. This enables customers to cost effectively develop their own products quickly and efficiently in a matter of days rather than months.
Devanet offers CNC machining and casting encompassing a fully integrated process from the clean up, brazing, polishing and coating. The main advantage the company provides is a minimum order of only 25 units which is far lower than most offshore suppliers and the control of quality approvals at each stage of the process as required.
Devanet has one of the most comprehensive branding capabilities including engraving by MOPA laser with incredibly fine detail on small components, CO2 laser engraving, diamond drag engraving, and smart engraving by CNC, Precision colour filling, embossing, photometallic printing, domed logos and integrated cast logos.
Over the past two years Devanet has developed the manufacture of photometallic components, buckles, gifts and promotional products which can be designed and manufactured to order. The company can make virtually any design and products in a matter of weeks and designed to accept either epoxy domed logo or design or high resolution photometallic print.
Overall Devanet is not so much of a one stop shop but a facility that endeavour’s to offer customers a totally integrated management approach for products they would prefer to have the Made in England or Made in Gt. Britain label and that creates the impression of quality over price.