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KMF's precision sheet metal fabrication facility implement £600K cost savings.
Record savings for productivity scheme

Metal fabrication and CNC machining firm KMF celebrates its 9th successful Productivity Share Scheme with annual savings of over £600,000 through innovative ideas from staff.

KMF Robot Rivalry Final
Robot rivalry inspires KMF engineers

Leading metal fabrication and CNC machining firm, KMF Group, are working with previous Robot Wars champions to inspire the next generation of technology-led engineers in the seventh annual Young Engineer of the Year (YEOTY) competition.

Trubend 5130
KMF invests in press brake for Slovakia plant

KMF Precision Sheet Metal Slovakia, leading European precision sheet metal fabricators, has installed a brand-new TRUMPF Trubend 5130 press brake. The investment complements the expansion last year with an additional 17,000 sq. ft manufacturing facility.

KMFs longest fabrication employees
Talks with some of KMF's longest-standing employees

KMF's longest-standing fabrication employees discuss nick names, automation, advances in sheet metal manufacturing technology and changes in health & safety since 1971.

Sheet metal fabricator KMF returns to founding family ownership following MBO.
MBO sees KMF Group under founding family-ownership

Family-run business KMF Group has been fully bought out by its founding family almost 50 years after the company was established. The management buyout sees founding directors take full ownership.

Horizontal CNC Machining
New horizontal machining capacity for KMF

Subcontract CNC machining firm KMF Precision Engineering have invested in a brand-new Mazak HCN 5000 Horizontal Machining Centre to enhance CNC milling services.

FARO measurement arm
Measures to ensure ultimate quality

Sheet metal manufacturer KMF has invested in a new ROMER measuring arm to enhance their advanced quality control system and measuring processes for high-accuracy parts.

KMF NAS award winners
KMF Group a Top 100 Apprentice Employer

KMF Group is celebrating after being named the UK's 'Large Employer of the Year' by the National Apprenticeship Service and beats off tough competition from major employers such as Channel 4 Television and Severn Trent to receive the award.

ISO 9100 accredited fabrication
KMF secures new AS9100 quality standard

Subcontract sheet metal manufacturer KMF has been awarded the updated AS9100 Rev D Accreditation standard after undergoing an independent audit of its Quality Management System.

YEOTY18 Race Day
Hundreds race at KMF race day

The final race day of the 2018 KMF Young Engineer of the Year competition saw 22 schools go head-to-head on the track of Mallory Park race circuit in Leicester, to discover which of the teams had developed the fastest and most efficient electric kit car.

Tower 2 Tower Finish Line
MD Gareth tackles tower to tower challenge

KMF Group's Managing Director Gareth Higgins rode 560km almost non-stop by bike, boat and on foot from the Eiffel Tower in Paris to the Tower of London to raise money for the children and young adults at The Donna Louise charity.

metal product assembly
KMF Slovakia invests in assembly facility

KMF Precision Sheet Metal Slovakia has recently invested in a new metal fabrication and product assembly facility, allowing the European based metal manufacturer to expand its capabilities in 2018 and ensure customers benefit from more efficient product assembly and faster turnaround times.

PSS8 Certificates at KMF Precision Sheet Metal.
KMF employees save the company £500,000

KMF celebrates the success of its eighth Productivity Share Scheme with savings of more than £500K over the year thanks to innovative ideas from staff.

KMF fabrication programming team
KMF reduces engineer-to-order lead times

Accelerating manufacturing lead times is vital in the world of sheet metal fabrication and precision metal engineering. Engineer-to-order (ETO) products require the streamlining of each stage in the engineering process.

KMF Special Products, stainless steel fabrication
Rising demand for stainless-steel products

KMF has further invested in its Special Products facility, introducing night shift production and expanding welding capacity to meet customer demand.

Temporary holding location consolidation area, to improve the effectiveness and speed of KMF's manufacturing service.
Productivity boost for KMF sheet metal

A work management system has been introduced into KMF's assembly and despatch department, which has significantly improved the speed and efficiency of their UK metal manufacturing service.

P4L Panel Bender at metal fabrication company KMF
KMF reaps benefit of panel bender upgrade

KMF's new panel bender offers faster, cleaner and more efficient metal panel bending plus automatic tool changing.

Adam & Simon Ferns from KMF Precision Sheet Metal
KMF develops its sheet metal sales team

KMF Precision Sheet Metal has welcomed two new members to their Sales Team. Adam and Simon have joined the team in 2018 and will be tasked with driving new business opportunities.

Paint 15
Powder paint upgrade for KMF

KMF is investing £900,000 into a new electrostatic powder painting facility offering significant benefits with respect to capacity, speed, reliability and coating performance.

Tom French Apprentice of the Year
KMF annual apprentice awards

KMF held its annual apprentice awards ceremony at the BET365 stadium in Stoke-on-Trent to acknowledge the achievements of KMF apprentices in 2017.

New Canteen for metal fabricator KMF
KMF opens new welfare facilities

Workers at KMF's main sheet metal fabrication site in Staffordshire can now dine in style – after KMF makes a major investment for a new staff canteen.

KMF NAS award winners
KMF is a winner at National Apprenticeship Awards

KMF was announced as the North West's 'Large Employer of the Year' at a National Apprentice Awards awards ceremony held in Liverpool.

TIG Welding Stainless Steel
Stainless steel fabrication upgrade at KMF

KMF Precision Sheet Metal has invested £300,000 in the development of a bespoke, kitted out manufacturing facility specialising in non-ferrous and stainless-steel fabrication. The renovated facility will share cutting facilities with the main site at KMF Precision Sheet Metal.

Env targets ISO14001
KMF meets new environmental targets

KMF Precision Sheet Metal have successfully completed the transition to the new ISO14001:2015 standard, from ISO14001:2004. ISO accreditation provides KMF customers with a competitive advantage in the global marketplace for sheet metal fabrication and machined components.

Matt & Jordan Graduation
Engineering degrees for former KMF apprentices

KMF Employee's Matt Page and Jordan Davies collect their Mechanical Engineering Degree certificates from Staffordshire University at a graduation ceremony.

KMF LEGO robot champions

School pupils from across the region of Staffordshire competed 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 KMF MBE
MBE for KMF boss Gareth Higgins

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.

P4L Panel Bender at metal fabrication company KMF
New panel bender ready for production at KMF

Last month KMF Precision Sheet Metal made the final purchase after a record year of investment with the acquisition of a Salvagnini P4lean-2516 panel bender. The automated metal forming machine adds to the metal bending capacity of the company.

PSS7 Contributors
Productivity scheme saves KMF a record £530K

The Productivity Share Scheme, run by KMF Precision Sheet Metal, pays out an annual bonus to any employee who spots an opportunity for cost saving within the KMF Group.

KMF at SEMTA awards
KMF secures Skills Innovation Award

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 was hosted by BBC presenter Alexander Armstrong.

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