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Endon High School wins KMF Young Engineer award 2017
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School pupils from across the region of Staffordshire competed on Friday 16th June 2017, to become Lego robot champions in KMF's Young Engineer of the Year competition, held at Staffordshire University. The annual event brings together education and industry to engage youngsters through engineering.

Gareth Higgins MBE with KMF apprentices
Jenny Conlon

Inspiring the engineers of the future recognised with an MBE for KMF MD Gareth Higgins KMF Managing Director Gareth Higgins has been awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list. Gareth, who has helped to steer KMF through 25 years of growth, is honoured for services to apprenticeships.

KMF apprentices at Stone soapbox derby
KMF

Last week, two teams made up of seven KMF apprentices raced in the 2017 Soap Box Derby in Stone. The two teams, who used impressive sheet metal fabrication and engineering skills to build Looney Tunes and Mario Kart themed vehicles.

MD Gareth Higgins 25 years at KMF
KMF

KMF MD Gareth Higgins Celebrates 25 years at the company and employees gathered to congratulate his continuous service and commitment.

Salvagnini panel bender at KMF
KMF

Last month KMF Precision Sheet Metal made the final purchase of a record year of investment, with the acquisition of a Salvagnini P4lean-2516 Panel Bender.

KMF MD Gareth Higgins with Brian Matshall  Productivity Share Scheme winner
KMF

This year is year seven of the KMF Productivity share scheme (PSS7). The scheme pays out an annual bonus to any employee, spotting an opportunity for cost saving within KMF and implementing that idea into a new process. The scheme concentrates on the seven key areas of waste, including: over produc

KMF Cycle Ride Stoke to Leicester
KMF

Nineteen employees from the KMF Group have taken a break from Sheet Metal Fabrication and Engineering, to cycle from Stoke City to Leicester with the Stoke City Community Trust.On the 1st April 2017, KMF employees joined a group of 50 local residents to cycle 68 miles, from Stoke City Football Cl

Engineering Students in Lego semi final 2017
KMF

Hundreds of aspiring engineering students joined sheet metal fabrication experts, KMF Precision Sheet Metal at Newcastle-under-Lyme college last week, for their Young Engineer of the Year (YEOTY) Semi-Final competition 2017. The project, which focuses this year on building, programming and testing r

KMF apprentice Daniel Bradbury
KMF

Twelve apprentices from across the county have been recognized for their outstanding contributions to business at this year's Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Apprenticeship Recognition Awards. The awards, held as part of National Apprenticeship Week from 6 to 10 March gave apprentices, employers an

SEMTA Awards 2017
KMF

KMF Group beat off strong competition last night at the Semta Skills Awards 2017 at London's Hilton Hotel, to pick up the esteemed award of Skills Innovation of the Year 2017. The event, which was hosted by BBC presenter Alexander Armstrong, celebrated the achievements of talented individuals and

Spitfire
KMF

Stoke-on-Trent is among 11 cities to formally enter the 2021 City of Culture competition, alongside fellow West Midland entrants Coventry and Hereford. With tough opposition, organisers are now urging local businesses and experts in manufacturing, innovation, building and design to show their suppor

Apprentice at work in KMF metal fabrication
KMF

KMF Group Apprentice Open Day — Wednesday 8th March 2017 Aspiring engineering apprentices are invited to an open day to get a taste of the exciting and rewarding career opportunities offered by the KMF Group.

KMF workers sleep rough for charity
KMF

26 KMF employees were among around 120 people who slept out at a chilly bet365 Stadium on Friday 3 February. All of the rough sleepers, braving a cold night in the stadium's Q-Railing stand, were raising cash for those for whom sleeping rough is a challenge they face night after night.

KMF apprentices on the Spitfire project
KMF

KMF apprentices are undertaking their biggest challenge to date, with the construction of a full-size sculpture of the iconic WW2 Spitfire, designed by Butt Lane, Stoke-on-Trent born R.J. Mitchell. The design is the creation of artist and self-confessed Spitfire fanatic, Suhail Shaikh. Suhail, wh

Gareth Higgins KMF Managing Director
KMF

Staffordshire's local newspaper The Sentinel, has released The 100 Most Influential People in North Staffordshire for 2017. This feature names individuals who are recognised as key influencers within Stoke-on-Trent and who are believed to be making an inspiring

Lego Project NULC
KMF

The KMF Young Engineer of the Year Competition 2017 introduces The LEGO Project and competing schools learn the rules of the game and how the scoring works.

jonathan sharman
KMF

Last week KMF Group Ltd were announced as finalists for the SEMTA Skills Innovation of the Year Award 2017. This award acknowledges and celebrates a creative and innovative approach to investment in skills and training, that has had a significant positive impact on people, businesses, or the wider m

Trumatic 6000
KMF

KMF Precision Sheet Metal have invested in a brand new Trumpf Trumatic 6000. This robust punch laser machine masters every task with reliability and productivity and is estimated to be up and running in our Staffordshire facility, by the end of January. KMF have invested heavily in automation over

KMF PE Mazak
KMF

With the Festive Season almost upon us, KMF have treated themselves to some Christmas gifts — new machinery! These recent purchases bring our total technological investment to Over £9 Million pounds in 3 years! KMF Precision Engineering have recently installed a Mazak VTC-800/30SR to further i

poppy day
KMF

At the start of this year, KMF manufactured a stainless-steel memorial to commemorate the ending of the first Gulf War conflict 25 years ago. The Gulf War (90-91) Memorial Trust Appeal (GWMTA) approached KMF to manufacture the memorial on their behalf and KMF employee Ryan Murphy, was given the res

Alice Charity Santa Dash
KMF

As the dark, winter nights draw in most families can fall asleep in their own warm bed. Meanwhile over 100 babies and children in Staffordshire are left without a safe place to sleep. Alice Charity, the charity which supports vulnerable families in Staffordshire, is asking for volunteers to take pa

KMF bonfire night flames
KMF

The traditions of bonfire night and the paraphernalia it brings with it are fully relished at KMF. Each year employees are encouraged to celebrate the annual custom with family and friends at a spectacular event hosted by the company. 2016 was no different! An impressive bonfire is lit; food and dri

jenny

KMF training centre manager, Jenny Conlon, has earned a place on a prestigious national list. The Manufacturer magazine announced the UK's 100 most inspiring and influential individuals, as part of its TM Top 100 2016 report, at an exclusive event at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.

Young Engineers

KMF's world-class apprentices were celebrated last week at KMF's Annual Apprentice Awards. Hosted at the BET365 stadium, KMF apprentices, parents, staff and other stakeholders gathered to recognise the achievements of KMF apprentices in 2016. The evening began with a presentation from KMF's managin

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