About Us | Melrose Nameplate & Label Co.

WHO WE ARE

We are the nameplate and label engineers of choice for some of the world’s largest corporations.

Where others failed to deliver, we have gained the trust of major corporations—working on projects for some of their flagship product lines—by raising quality above the industry norm.

We have solved challenging problems which others could not overcome, using bespoke purpose-build technology, and designed labels that you see in your daily life and work—such as the early generation of Intel stickers. When a problem cannot be solved, corporations turn to Melrose for the solution.

80 Years of Leadership​

Proud of our past, with our eyes on the future, Melrose was founded in 1939 to aid the war effort. Now we proudly build on our American manufacturing heritage by augmenting it with a global chain of technology and manufacturing.

Global Network, Local Mindset

Proud of our past, with our eyes on the future, Melrose was founded in 1939 to aid the war effort. Now we proudly build on our American manufacturing heritage by augmenting it with a global chain of technology and manufacturing.

Superior Knowledge and Technology

As a contract manufacturer, our quality registrations (AS9100D; ISO 9001:2015) ensure that we will manufacture your drawings to spec. Our engineers will help you save money and improve product performance by recommending design and processing changes.

Why Do Companies Choose to Work with Us?
Here Are Four Good Reasons:

Superior Quality of Our Products​

Melrose manufactures products to the highest standards of excellence, in line with our ISO9001 registration and quality philosophy. We have earned the trust of the world’s largest corporations by raising our quality above the industry standard.

Example: Our client, General Dynamics, follows stringent requirements for labels and nameplates used on military aircraft/ordinance. When the company realized that the current vendor certified materials incorrectly, they selected Melrose as their new supplier and haven’t looked back since.

Outstanding technical know-how

Melrose manufactures products to the highest standards of excellence, in line with our ISO9001 registration and quality philosophy. We have earned the trust of the world’s largest corporations by raising our quality above the industry standard.

Example:  Our client, a test equipment manufacturer, was using a Melrose overlay on top of an injection-molded housing, beneath which lay the PCB with LCD displays. When the overlay experienced a static discharge, the displays were resetting. To solve this problem, we engineered an ESD shield as a conductive print on the backside of the overlay, grounding the shield through a Z-axis conductive adhesive.

Ability to Be Super-Responsive​

We do everything in our power to meet the urgent customer requirements. Melrose can quickly produce prototypes and address the expected delivery timeline required thanks to the seamless manufacturing process between our three factories.

Example: One of Melrose’s Asian factories produced a heat shield overlay with hundreds of air vent holes that required a great deal of manual stripping. Shortly after the first production run, the customer realized that the temperature was causing the overlay to delaminate. Within three days, our Hayward factory engineered six adhesive alternatives and laser cut samples for evaluation. The adhesive was changed, and the part is back in production in Asia. 

Lean operating philosophy

Our factory located in Hayward, California, flourishes in today’s global market because it operates with a lean philosophy in terms of the supply chain and costs.

An American Success Story

Melrose Nameplate was founded in 1939 in the historic Melrose District of Oakland, California. Ever since, Melrose championed an unrivaled manufacturing processes and quality. Our success is a true American tale, founded on the bedrock of the company’s work to help with America’s Second World War efforts in its early days.

A Global Delivery Platform

Our focus has always been and will stay on the home market. We are proud of our heritage and contributions to the great American tradition of innovation. The inevitable growth of our business over the decades led us to complement our 33,000 square foot headquarters facility in the Silicon Valley, USA, with offshore manufacturing and engineering. 

We combine the modern cloud-based ERP and CRM with highest quality manufacturing systems —from the people who helped support the Second World War effort to the support teams that serve our customers today.

A Positive Attitude to Changes​

We’ve always had a can-do attitude to challenges and changes. We believe that innovation is possible at any time in any industry if you have the right tools and the right people. Melrose has been determined from the very start not to follow trends but create change. 

We are blessed to be located in the heart of Silicon Valley and be well-connected to the innovation demands of companies located nearby. In the 1990s, Melrose developed a process for manufacturing the original “Intel Inside” labels. 

Later, we developed a process for directly printing high-quality graphics on modem and memory card cases used as accessories with laptop computers. We have ongoing projects assisting technology companies with materials investigations and the development of their manufacturing processes. Hyperlink to Process Development for Technology Companies.

Do You Require Engineering Assistance for Your Project?​

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