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KMF continue to forge strong strategic partnerships in the renewables sector

We are reaching a critical point concerning CO2 emissions and the impact upon global warming, and the emergence of advanced technologies moves us ever closer to a necessary shift to renewable resources.

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KMF partners the telecommunications industry through ground-breaking change

As the 5G infrastructure begins to rollout what does this technology mean for the telecoms sector? The 5G upgrade to the telecom's infrastructure will bring evolutionary changes to the IoT, promising to enable several exciting applications.

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Happy Retirement Ken! KMF's longest ever serving employee

We've bid farewell and said happy retirement to KMF's longest serving member of staff ever, Ken Hollins. Ken has been with KMF for almost as long as the company has been formed having joined on 3 December 1973, aged just 17.

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KMF supports post-lockdown growth within the Telecommunications sector

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed renewed focus upon the telecommunications industry, highlighting the importance of our telecoms infrastructure upon the UK economy. Keith Nicholl, Commercial Director at KMF discusses the increased usage of communication technologies and how the infrastructure needs

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Movers and Shakers

It's been a whirlwind of a year but we have continued to focus on growth. To support our fast-paced forward trajectory we have enlisted two of our senior team to take on new roles to ensure 2021 continues to be successful. Gary Sutton has taken on additional key responsibilities in addition to hi

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Growth for BETD Bike Component business following partnership with KMF

Five years ago, Kate Lewis MD of BETD joined forces with the KMF Group to help grow her business.

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Government funding for EV innovation

The UK government is looking for innovative ideas to help boost the transition to electric vehicles. From early March companies working in the EV field could benefit from a share of a £20 million fund. Hopefully this investment will help secure the UK's place as a world leader in EV technology.

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What makes our Precision Engineering division different?

At KMF we have a highly skilled team who work together enabling us to process and manufacture parts in the most cost-effective way possible. This gives us the flexibility needed to support our customers with their urgent demands.

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Electric vehicles more popular than diesel

Electric vehicles have overtaken diesel vehicles in terms of consumer demand for the first time since entering the car market, according to Leasing.com. There is a vast selection of new electric cars on the market, and as manufacturers invest in new technology, consumers are benefitting from faster

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Poised to support call for EV growth

KMF has invested heavily in EV machinery to support the government's drive towards zero emissions vehicles. KMF Group is now calling on EV charge point manufacturers to step up to the government's challenge.

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The faces behind KMF – Kathy Durcan

At KMF we're committed to providing quality products alongside exceptional customer service. One of the people that helps to make that happen is Business Relationship Manager Kathy Durcan. 

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KMF graduate apprenticeship scheme lands Liam Stubbs a permanent job.

Recently graduated Four Year Advanced Apprentice, Liam Stubbs has secured a full time job with us as a Welder in the Stainless Steel Special Products Unit and has enrolled onto our Degree Apprenticeship programme.

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Our very first Precision Engineering Apprentice graduates!

Rafay Ali, the first apprentice welcomed in to the Precision Engineering division of the company has completed his four year apprenticeship.

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Processing stainless steels correctly to maintain food processing compliance.

Precision engineering solutions firm KMF is recommending that customers take note of not only what steel specification is used in their products, but critically how that material is handled and processed.

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100% of KMF's latest cohort of apprentices graduate

Manufacturing Firm KMF has celebrated the graduation of all seven of its advanced year apprentices. The apprentices all started together in August 2016 and have all been given permanent positions at the KMF Group.

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KMF continues to invest in production and performance

KMF has invested in a significant piece of equipment which will double critical capacity. Due to an anticipated increase in demand post Covid-19, the group has purchased a second Yamazaki Mazak QUICK TURN 250MSY to complement its suite of Mazak equipment.

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KMF invests in young people

Precision engineering solutions firm, KMF Group has taken on five apprentices and is continuing its industry-leading apprenticeship programme for the 10th year running. KMF Group invests in young people every year and despite COVID-19, isn't risking losing great talent by changing its process now.

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Digital journey engineered for industry giant provides a precise solution

Precision engineering solutions firm, KMF Group has further improved its customer service for one of its longest standing and largest customers.  International provider of energy infrastructure equipment, Schneider Electric is now benefiting from a new automated system that will increase the speed and accuracy of all of its bookings.

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KMF takes home the Training Excellence award

Leading precision sheet metal fabrication & precision engineering firm, KMF Group has been announced as this year's 'Training Excellence' winner at The Sentinel Business Awards 2020.

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UK manufacturing support for coronavirus pandemic

All businesses across the KMF Group (KMF Precision Sheet Metal, KMF Precision Engineering & KMF Precision Sheet Metal Slovakia) are open and maintaining normal operations whilst implementing every necessary procedure to mitigate virus exposure and threat and help protect our staff, community, customers and suppliers.

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Punching ahead with metal fabrication investment

KMF has installed a-new TruPunch 5000 CNC punching machine at their precision sheet metal fabrication site in Staffordshire. The investment significantly increases the company's capacity for metal processing.

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KMF crown Apprentice of the Year at annual show

KMF crowns its 2019 Apprentice of the Year at a glitzy award ceremony at Port Vale Football Club. The event is KMF's 7th Annual Apprentice Awards, celebrating achievements over the last 12 months.

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KMF takes Gold, Silver AND Bronze in sheet metalwork awards

KMF apprentices, Lewis, Ewan and Emma scooped Gold, Silver and Bronze at WorldSkills UK. They took victory in the Sheet Metalwork category after successfully manufacturing a stove-style pizza oven from engineering drawings.

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Metal manufacturing investments at KMF

At KMF we continually evaluate our equipment & processes, investing in new sheet metal fabrication & CNC machining technologies to meet our customers ever-changing requirements. Here's a summary of our investment over the last 12 months.

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KMF manager in running for accolade

KMF manager, Jenny Johnston is a finalist in The Women of the Year Luncheon and Awards, recognised for her contribution to apprenticeship support across Staffordshire and encouraging females in STEM subjects.

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Metal punch investment for KMF Slovakia

European sheet metal fabrication company, KMF Precision Sheet Metal Slovakia has made a double investment in CNC fabrication technology, allowing it to capitalise on 50% growth over the last 12 months.

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KMF celebrate apprentice graduations

Sheet metal fabrication apprentices from metal manufacturing company, KMF Precision Sheet Metal have celebrated passing their advanced apprenticeships with a special graduation ceremony.

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Battle for KMF's robot rivalry trophy

Young Engineers from schools across Staffordshire and Cheshire went head to head this week in a Robot Rivalry battle organised by KMF. Robot Rivalry is a STEM competition that challenges students to design, build and battle real-life robots.

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Butterflies take flight for Donna Louise

KMF Group is supporting The Butterflies project for The Donna Louise, providing sheet metal fabrication services and engineering expertise to manufacture a 6.4-metre-high ceramic art installation composed of ceramic and stainless steel butterflies.

KMF Precision Engineering welcome new managing director, David Boughey.
KMF appoints new precision engineering director

Precision sheet metal fabrication and machining firm, KMF Group is delighted to announce the appointment of David Boughey as Managing Director for KMF Precision Engineering. David brings with him 25 years of leadership experience and wide knowledge of the precision engineering industry.

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