KMF Group is one of the largest sheet metal engineering and metal fabrication companies in the UK, delivering precision sheet metal fabrication and CNC machining services to large OEMs. Working from multiple manufacturing sites across the UK and Europe and operating in many industries including Aerospace & Defence, Telecommunications, Renewable Energy, Automotive and Food Processing. KMF is well placed to meet any subcontract sheet metal engineering requirement!
Whether your product requires CNC punching, laser cutting, CNC machining, metal forming, welding, powder coating, glass bead blasting or dedicated stainless steel fabrication, KMF Group has the engineering capacity to fulfil customer requirements with agility and speed. With extensive in-house capabilities and state-of-the-art technology, KMF truly is your one-stop metalwork partner for all your custom metal fabrication needs.
Our advanced sheet metal fabrication & precision sheet metal engineering facilities benefit from ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Certification and some of our specialist manufacturing units also hold additional certifications, including AS9100 for the aerospace and defence industries, ISO 14001 Environmental Management and OHSAS 18001 Health & Safety.
ISO Accredited Fabrication reassures our customers that we have demonstrated the ability to deliver product manufacture and design services that exceed customer (and regulatory) requirements for machine parts.
Welding is a critical process in our operations as precision sheet metal fabricators. Welders at KMF have the substantial experience needed to carry out welding projects of any size or scope for ferrous and non-ferrous materials.
We also hold Welding Approvals to BS EN ISO15614 and Welding Visual Inspection to CSWIP 3.0.
KMF can supply machined components in small batches as well as large volumes in a variety of different materials including; carbon/alloy steels, stainless steel, titanium, specialist steels, brass, aluminium and plastics.
Behind our precision machining capacity is a vast amount of hands-on experience. This allows us to not only achieve the accuracy which the design demands, but to help customers improve machine parts by optimising for weight, ease of production and cost.
KMF offers a full range of metal finishing processes, including powder coating, bead blasting, laser marking and silk screening. Our ability to carry out further processes in house, ensures customer deliveries are not compromised by sub contract operations.
However, if specialist treatments and finishes are required, we have a strong base of approved and trusted suppliers who consistently meet the same high standards for quality, delivery, cost and customer satisfaction as we do.
Precision fabrication, machining, custom metal fabrication and metal finishing isn’t all KMF has to offer. As leading custom sheet metal fabricators we also deliver extensive product assembly services.
We provide manual and automated assembly options, including electrical and mechanical assembly to manufacture sub-assemblies for OEMs who wish to focus on their core competencies. Metal product assembly also includes diligent quality testing, packaging and delivery.
The objective of our Value Analysis & Value Engineering processes is to take your OEM product designs and optimise them for competitive, repeatable manufacture.
We offer rapid prototyping and robust testing and use the latest value engineering software to streamline production, improve quality and deliver long-term cost savings. Our proven systems allow us to move seamlessly from New Product Introduction to repeat order.
Through our industry-leading scheduling software and communication of your demand forecasts and delivery KPIs, we can deliver products exactly to order, on-time.
Lead times range from three days to a typical 10 – 12 days, allowing our customers to match demand to their rate of consumption, without the need to stock inventory. Our flexible processes also mean we can up-scale quickly and perform our sheet metal fabrication and machining as efficiently as possible.
Whether it’s the procurement of supply chain components, or managing free issue parts for assembly, supply chain management is a major part of KMF’s one-stop-shop metal manufacturing service.
With a strong supplier network and a cost-competitive culture, we aim to strengthen your supply chain by building integral relationships; offering expertise on new materials and processes or managing the purchase and supply of additional components for delivery of fully-integrated end products.
When manufacturing large or high-volume fabricated components or assemblies for OEMs, transportation costs can account for a large amount of your overall costs. Whether you use your own transport, use a preferred supplier or rely on KMF's delivery fleet, we will work with you to optimise products and packaging for stable and cost-effective logistics.
With accurate steel fabrication facilities in the UK and Europe (Slovakia), OEMs working across multiple locations can also benefit from multi-site supply to ensure product consistency and quality whilst minimising overall logistic costs.
With 255,000 sq ft of metal manufacturing facilities across the UK and Europe, our capabilities are extensive. We can minimise your risk and lead times by taking care of your OEM products from design to delivery.
Some of our largest, global customers work with multiple businesses across the KMF Group, receiving an outsourced metal manufacturing solution that is optimised for efficiency, speed and quality.
Customers who often outsource to many specialised fabricators, can instead receive an all-encompassing metal fabrication solution from KMF.
KMF Group delivers effective sheet metal fabrication solutions across a range of OEM industries, meeting the specific needs of each. Whatever your industry or product, KMF can engineer a solution to fit your needs. We service every major industry and can adapt our sheet metal fabrication and engineering processes for each.
KMF specialises in the outsourcing of design, prototyping, sheet metal fabrication and precision engineering to provide OEMs with a higher return on outsourcing investment. We work to build strategic partnerships with our customers to strengthen core competencies and allow them to achieve complete supply chain continuity.