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Airplane seating for aerospace sector

KMF Group supplies metal products, components and precision engineered metal fabrications to world leaders in the aerospace industry, supporting a variety of aircraft programs including aircraft seating and undercarriage components. As one of few sheet metal fabrication companies in the UK to hold four BSI Accreditations, our customers in the aerospace industry can be confident that KMF engineered and fabricated metal products consistently meet and even exceed the stringent quality demands of aerospace industries. KMF Group has future-proofed the global growth potential of the aerospace sector through the construction of a multi-million-pound 'Advanced Solutions' facility — a purpose-built aerospace engineering unit that operates under fully documented quality control procedures. The KMF Group's unique offering of advanced precision engineering and high-tech metal fabrication can provide a single source solution for aerospace companies, from the trouble-free manufacture of one-off prototypes to complex component assembly and large scale batch production. Our engineers are fully versed in working with advanced aerospace metals such as titanium, aluminium and specialist steels (S80), and our skilled workforce has years of experience in the machining of large and small, standard and complex components to the very highest specifications. KMF is a complete strategic partner for major aerospace companies and industry suppliers with a comprehensive aerospace engineering portfolio that includes everything from machined components for commercial aircraft interiors to cabinets and frames for electronic and AV units. Our industry-leading technologies include 3,4 and 5-Axis and sliding head machining centres that provide our aerospace customers with the very highest quality machined parts and metal fabricated products. KMF maintains AS9100 for the Aerospace Industry The aerospace industry demands the highest levels of quality and reliability with full material traceability and strict adherence to the AS9100 standards for quality control and management. The KMF Group's continued registration to AS9100 underpins the quality management principles that extend throughout the whole company. Our quality control procedures and management system ensure a consistent and a reliable oversight across the whole supply chain. KMF quality teams comprised of managers, engineers, technicians and machine operators oversee full compliance with strict standards throughout the manufacturing process from design to delivery. And our in-house Training Centre provides courses designed to improve operational knowledge and awareness from the workshop to the boardroom. Our experience and skills in high-level value-added assembly work allow KMF to provide quality components right across the aerospace industry sector and, with more than 30 years expertise in the sheet metal fabrication and precision engineering industry, KMF is proud of its high industry standards. The aerospace industry in the UK is now the second-largest in the world, the largest in Europe and a jewel in the crown of the UK economy. Official government figures show the UK aerospace industry directly employs 230,000 in 3,000 companies, from large multinationals to small entrepreneurial start-ups. Improved supply chain performance and management are critical to the future of the sector as it develops innovative products for new, expanding world markets. KMF Group has the capacity to manage manufacture and the supply chain, as aerospace companies drive to deliver on-time and at-scale in the highly competitive and cost-sensitive aerospace industry market.

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Self-service bag checker for the retail sector

Some of the world's leading ATM, self-service kiosk and retail coffee OEMs now reap the rewards by trusting KMF to manage their complex supply chains and ultimately support full build. KMF Group's fabricated metal products range from relatively simple components to complex, fully-integrated units containing hundreds of sub-components. The ability to offer a true end-to-end design service has enabled KMF to diversify into fully integrated products at the electromechanical level often encountered within retail environments. Customers for these types of integrated, interactive kiosks and vending machines vary from suppliers of printing and ticketing machines to self-service, Bluetooth-controlled laptop charging lockers and coffee concessions. KMF also uses precision sheet metal fabrication and electromechanical integration to manufacture digital display units for operating within digital signage markets. The management of complex metal assemblies during manufacture is handled by the latest industry-specific production planning software. An efficient internal kanban system ensures fast turnarounds, the meeting of tight delivery schedules and the certainty that all parts are completed in time for final assembly. A large flexible area is fully equipped to provide complete, high-level electromechanical assembly and enables KMF to act as a one-stop shop for almost all sheet metal fabrication requirements. Our talented design engineers work hard to guarantee kiosk and vending products are aesthetically pleasing, efficiently manufactured and operate smoothly. The KMF Precision Sheet Metal Fabrication facility in Slovakia also has the capability to fabricate and deliver kiosk and vending products across Europe.

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medical sector waters

The KMF Group works with many market-leading medical equipment manufacturers to supply fabricated and engineered components for the medical sector. The ability to project manage complicated supply chains enables KMF to offer an integrated build option to key clients. ESD controlled production cells, with a clean room environment assures our customer base that high-value PCBA and wiring loom assemblies will be box-built to industry standards. As the market leader in precision sheet metal fabrication, KMF has the ability to produce application-ready components, medical storage, racking systems and monitor stands. In addition, the machining of materials to high tolerances enables KMF Precision Engineering to service the engineering demands of the scientific and medical industries. Also, 3,4 and 5-Axis machining, sliding head and micro machining of aluminium, stainless steels, acetal and copolymers, allows KMF to manufacture bespoke components for analyser equipment, tape heads and spectrometers. As one of few sheet metal fabrication companies to hold four BSI Accreditations and its industry-leading equipment, KMF is the perfect outsourcing partner for OEMs within the medical sector. The KMF Group can guarantee the ability to meet the stringent quality requirements whilst remaining competitive, to the benefit of our medical partners who face ever-growing cost pressures.

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The renewable energy market is an area of particular focus for the KMF Group in accordance with our environmental philosophy and commitment to reducing our carbon footprint. The KMF Group produces a variety of component parts and assemblies for devices such as wind turbines, electric vehicles and solar panels. We have a wealth of experience in manufacturing high-reliability solutions to cope with the extreme conditions found in the energy sector. We confidently supply machined components and our reputation for quality allows us to ship directly to our customers' production lines if required. Our ability to produce technically complex components which meet our customers' delivery requirements, while maintaining our commitment to quality, has allowed us to forge strong strategic partnerships within the renewable energy sector. Over the years, our skilled engineers and precision sheet metal fabricators have also gained valuable experience in a wider energy market, designing and manufacturing component parts for energy efficient heating, air conditioning and ventilation systems.

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Switchgear racking system from KMF

The KMF Group has for many years supported global OEMs with a broad range of fabricated switchgear products and enclosures. This portfolio represents our core volume product line; this allows us to offer designated bespoke manufacturing cells. With its cellular approach, KMF offers an agile manufacturing ethos where key customers benefit through significantly reduced lead-times and batch sizes. Finished metal fabrications manufactured by KMF for the switchgear sector include low (LV) and medium voltage (MV) switchgear boxes and distribution boards (DB), which serve applications that range from small residences and offices to much larger public sector institutes such as hospitals, railway stations and schools. We work with market leaders in electrical power so you can be assured that KMF can provide high-quality and competitive application-ready products. Indoor and outdoor switchgear products fabricated by KMF use cutting-edge technology in laser cutting, metal forming and powder painting and our expert electro-mechanical assembly area, enables KMF to act as your one-stop manufacturing partner. Our Precision Sheet Metal facility in Slovakia also allows KMF to quickly distribute fully integrated products to customers with a growing European customer base.

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Significant capacity, quality, and integration capabilities make KMF Group the perfect outsourcing partner for the manufacture of components for telecommunication products. Typical components manufactured by KMF for the telecoms sector include storage and racking systems, connectivity products, pole mounts, video conferencing units and patch panels. The KMF Group's speciality is communication infrastructure and data management units across telephone and internet platforms. We can supply products to market rapidly, in line with ever-changing consumer needs and regulatory requirements. Our experienced engineering and design teams have the ability to offer bespoke 19" racking systems, specially engineered to meet the needs of our clients. Stainless steel is commonly selected for durable, external communication enclosures, because of its corrosion resistance and strength. Investing over £9 million in technology in the last few years, and with an award-winning apprenticeship and training scheme in place, clients can be ensured that KMF will use the latest, industry-leading technology to provide high-quality and competitive components and have the resource and capacity to become a reliable manufacturing partner. Our reputation for quality and precision in the manufacture of stainless steel and aluminium components is reflected in our blue-chip client portfolio and spans other industries, such as food and packaging, garage forecourt equipment and the medical sector.

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Railway furniture trackside cabinet

KMF Group provides extensive sub-contract manufacturing, engineering and metal fabrication services for the rail industry. We can fabricate, engineer, assemble, supply and integrate a broad range of specialist fabricated products for the modern rail network KMF supports the rail network with metal fabricated and engineered components for all divisions of the rail industry, from the platform and track side to rail interiors and rolling stock, thanks to its large scale machining centres, a highly skilled and dedicated workforce and an unrivalled focus on quality and delivery. Trusted partner for rail industry companies A trusted design, engineering and fabrication partner for rail companies in the UK and abroad, KMF can help develop intelligent, cost-effective and versatile manufacturing solutions for rail supply companies. The KMF Group's experience and expertise in sheet metal fabrication and precision engineering are underpinned by customer-centric operations, exemplary quality control procedures and a safety culture that is second to none. KMF can offer a combination of cutting-edge technology and extensive design prototyping, metal fabrication and engineering capabilities alongside technical support that benefits from a wealth of knowledge and experience in fabricated products for the rail industry. The company's dedicated 3,4 and 5-axis machining centres and sliding head technology ensure that KMF is equipped to produce all manner of prototype components for the rail network, from small and large size batches through to repetition work. We employ industry leading technology to machine technically complex components for application in rail interiors, signal equipment and track side fittings that meet customer specifications and delivery targets. Rail product manufacture, assembly and delivery The company not only has a manufacturing infrastructure capable of handling all types of component assembly, efficiently and quickly but can also oversee the complete process, from prototyping with client design engineers through sourcing materials to production, assembly and delivery, with full documentation. Metal formed panels and cabinets are made at our extensive specialist facilities complete with powder-coated surfaces, pre-drilled assembly holes, mounting hinges, and electrical components ready for wiring with all products quality inspected for exact conformance to clients' requirements. KMF Precision Sheet Metal can provide fabricated metal products often found in railway stations and on rail station platforms. They include components such as cabinet enclosures, ticketing kiosks, street furniture, storage and racking systems, as well as a range of electronic and electro mechanical assemblies. Outsourcing rail products with KMF Quality is a top priority at KMF when it comes to outsourcing product manufacture and assembly. As one of only a handful of metal manufacturing companies to hold four ISO accreditations, we are confident we can deliver outsourced goods and services to the highest specifications. KMF customer teams ensure close cooperation on rail projects and include creative input from many manufacturing and organisational disciplines with minds always focused on the precise requirements and values of the client. With nearly 50 years experience in outsourcing to blue-chip OEMs, KMF is the perfect partner, and our customer care team is always ready to talk about your outsourcing needs. And with 225,000 sq.ft. of sheet metal fabrication, manufacturing and precision engineering facilities, in-house training and an award-winning apprenticeship scheme, KMF has the capacity to fulfil the fast-growing demand of the rail sector.

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Components for the defence industry

KMF supplies contractors within the defence industry with sub-assemblies, precision components and sheet metal fabrications. The KMF Group has a full understanding of the stringent quality requirements of the defence engineering sector and possesses the ISO Accreditations to satisfy them. Substantial investment in quality and training allows our precision engineering facility to maintain the exacting standards necessary for the fabrication and engineering of metal components for the defence market. KMF Group can provide professional CNC milling, 3,4 and 5-Axis machining and our machined components often contribute to military vehicles and include electronics, casings, cabinets, sprockets and bushes. Typical projects will include the machining of aluminium, carbon steels and stainless steels. Our metal fabrication products can also provide structures for land vehicles or sophisticated armour protection systems. The flexibility of our service and the span of our expertise within precision sheet metal fabrication and engineering fields means that we are well placed to help find innovative solutions to supply a diverse range of products to suit clients' requirements. Many market leading manufacturers rely on KMF to deliver their products on time, at a low cost and with assured quality.

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Automatic nut grading machine for the food sector

With more than 30 years experience in dealing with the food and packaging sectors, KMF understands how critical the segregation of stainless steel is to the food and packaging industries. Stainless steel is accepted as a superior material for food processing equipment around the world as it is easily cleaned, is corrosion resistant and gives flavour protection. To support food and packaging operations KMF runs a purpose built stainless steel facility Stainless Steel,) which enables it to fabricate a multitude of complex assemblies for this highly demanding market Our stainless-steel environment is a hotbed of innovation, and many products are developed from concept to finished end-user turnkey solutions. The Special Products facility allows KMF, as stainless steel fabricators, to offer a comprehensive metal dressing capability as part of its metal fabrication service. The dressing capability permits stainless steel fabrications to be finished to a quality standard, removing oxidisation marks and reapplying grain to brushed finished items. Our facility allows KMF to act as the perfect partner for organisations requiring precision sheet metal fabrication and machined components, within the food and packaging industries. Weighing equipment, portion and pack distribution systems, labelling and print equipment, conveyors and machinery related to inspection and quality control live at the core of KMF Group's stainless steel product profile. Operations carried out in a clean and lean environment allow KMF to combine the efficient use of the latest technological advances and traditional metal fabrication methods to deliver products to the food processing sector, agriculture, food technology and food service manufacturers. Our laser engraving services are often complementary when fabricating products for food and packaging industries.

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Airport bag xray system for the security sector

KMF Group has the experience in sheet metal fabrication and precision engineers as well as the capability to manufacture milled and turned components, to create sophisticated locking technologies within the security sector. We regularly work with global OEMs to manufacture safes, secure storage and surveillance equipment often provided with full-integration and assembly. Precision metal fabrication processes including laser cutting, powder coating and electromechanical integration, allow us to provide complete turnkey solutions for the security sector. Our current products include secure key cabinets, x-ray scanning equipment, conveyors and secure storage units. KMF also manufacturers safe storage systems for the medical sector. SO Accredited Quality Systems aligned with excellent engineering design, ensure our fabricated products or components meet the stringent requirements of this sector and operate efficiently, reliably and securely.

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