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KMF and Stoke-on-Trent City Council:  Collaborating to boost apprenticeships and the city's skills pool

KMF partners with Stoke-on-Trent City Council to bolster apprenticeships and skill development. With £80,000 funding, 6 employees access training, enhancing careers. Learn how this collaboration uplifts both individuals and the city's workforce.

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Affordable Food Stoke

Since 2017, Affordable Food Stoke has made remarkable strides in reducing food waste and helping families in Stoke-on-Trent. With over 70,826kg of food saved and 170,132 meals distributed just this year, they've significantly cut CO2 emissions. KMF Group is proud to support this impactful initiative, highlighting the community effort led by the dedicated co-founders and volunteers.

Propelling manufacturing efficiency through CNC programming

Computer numerical control (CNC) design is vital for the automated production of sheet metal parts. KMF's programming team, Steve Gardener, Joshua Griffiths and Duncan Morris, are all fundamental to the initial stage of the firm's one-stop shop fabrication services.

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KMF Apprenticeship Open Day

Dive into endless possibilities at KMF's Apprenticeship Open Day on Feb 10, 2024, from 10:00 to 14:00. Explore our award-winning programs, engage with experienced trainers and apprentices, tour our cutting-edge factory, and learn why KMF is a Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer. Don't miss the chance to shape a lifelong career with us!

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The pivotal role of the purchasing team

In the world of sheet metal fabrication, success hinges on a range of factors, one being the role of procurement. From material sourcing to quality assurance, KMF's purchasing team is vital to ensure that the firm stays competitive in the ever-changing landscape of metal manufacturing.

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Why Should I Choose an Apprenticeship at KMF?

As National Apprenticeship Week approaches (Feb 5-11, 2024), discover why KMF passionately invests in apprenticeships year-round. Uncover impressive statistics, success stories, and join our 2024 Apprenticeship Open Day on Feb 10, 10 am – 2 pm. Dive into the heart of KMF's award-winning program. Don't miss out!

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Mentoring Matters at KMF

KMF prioritizes mentorship for staff development. Apprentices Ed & Alex, mentored by Nathan, cite improved skills. Success prompts more sessions, reflecting KMF's commitment to a flourishing apprenticeship scheme, fostering a positive workplace culture & knowledge sharing.

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KMF is now Cyber Essentials certified!

Cyber threats are all around us and with greater reliance on digital products, they've only become more prominent. Cyber threats are all around us and with greater reliance on digital products, they've only become more prominent. As part of our commitment to cyber security, on the 16th of November 2023, KMF became Cyber Essentials certified.

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KMF Apprentices: Increasing the inspiration and aspiration of young people for STEM

In August 2023, four KMF apprentices worked with Stoke-on-Trent schoolchildren, fostering their STEM skills, knowledge, and love of the topic. The apprentices aimed to strengthen the company's community links, develop youngsters' passion for STEM, and further their own personal and professional growth.

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Cultivating customer relationships at KMF Group

At KMF Group, the passionate team go above and beyond to assist its long-standing customer base. Managing 50-plus customers per month, with a value of over £3 million, Kathy Durcan, Melanie Evans, Allison Catterall, Jacqueline Fouldes, Dianne Pilling and Melissa Walker all have a crucial role to play within the customer service department. Business Relationship Manager, Kathy Durcan started her

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Investing £425,000 in the technology of the future

A precision sheet metal manufacturer, KMF Group, has invested £425,000 in new equipment to expand its manufacturing capabilities. The investment includes a state-of-the-art Bead Blast Room and a Salvagnini panel folding machine. The Bead Blast Room will increase the finishing process capacity by almost double, while the Salvagnini machine will streamline business operations and support large

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Powering production at KMF Group

KMF's industry-leading equipment allows for parts to be laser cut, punched, machined, formed and finished with ultimate accuracy and speed. The world-class facility which runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week is managed by Production Manager, Chris Meyrick and Night Shift Production Manager, Craig Evans.

Improving metal production supply chains

Keith Nicholl, Commercial Director at sheet metal fabricators KMF looks at how metal manufacturers can boost the reliability of their supply chains to mitigate associated challenges.

Partnership with KMF supports mutual growth

KMF Group has reported £1.3m in growth on a single account thanks to the mutual commitment between the sheet metal manufacturer and its customer.

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KMF Group Ranks Among Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers in 2023

Proud moment for KMF Group! Named a Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer in 2023, celebrating excellence in nurturing engineering talent. Committed to empowering apprentices with unrivaled opportunities for growth. Kudos to KMF for shaping the future!

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Liam Smith joins the United Nation Mission in Cyprus

KMF team member, Liam Smith, joins historic UN mission in Cyprus, patrolling the frozen Buffer Zone. British Army's enduring involvement in this peacekeeping operation. Good luck to Liam on his year-long deployment!

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Celebrating International Women in Engineering Day #INWED23

International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) 23 is a momentous occasion that allows KMF to celebrate and honour the incredible contributions of women in our business. It is a day to acknowledge their achievements, recognise their talent and highlight the importance of gender diversity and inclusion within engineering.

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Putting the Fun in Fundraising

KMF smashed £50K target with fundraising efforts including 100km walk, Dougie Mac Bike Ride, Bonkers Bingo, Murder Mystery Evening, Christmas Tree Collection, KMF Christmas Jumper Day, London Landmarks Half Marathon, London Marathon, Tandem skydive, and 100km canoeing challenge.

How is automated machinery improving manufacturing?

KMF Group leads the manufacturing industry with their £9m automation investment, boosting production efficiency and capacity. Discover how robotic machinery and advanced technology are shaping the future of manufacturing, offering cost-effective solutions and unmatched precision.

Happy International Women's Day #EmbraceEquity

Join KMF Group in honoring International Women's Day as they highlight the inspiring journeys of women in engineering. Discover how KMF fosters equity, providing equal opportunities and support for female apprentices, shaping a more inclusive industry. #EmbraceEquity

What is sheet metal manufacturing?

Sheet metal manufacturing is a term used for turning flat sheets of metal into a range of products. These structures are created through various processes, beginning with cutting out parts from a sheet of metal.

Expansion of KMF Special Products provides a scalable opportunity for food processing customers

KMF Special Products has seen significant growth and now provides a sizeable facility for food processing customers looking for a secure manufacturing partnership. Already partnering with key industry players, KMF Group has over 45 years of experience in providing high-quality fabrications which deliver outstanding performance.

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KMF is crowned large employer of the year at the National Apprentice Awards 2023

KMF is crowned large employer of the year at the National Apprentice Awards 2023 Despite stiff competition from across the UK, KMF Group Ltd were crowned National Champion in the 2022 Apprentice Awards. KMF came out on top after previously winning top spot in the large employer category at the West

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Why would you want to build a Spitfire?

How it began... KMF are currently in the process of creating a full-size Spitfire sculpture made from 316 stainless steel. This sculpture is a thank you to the people of North Staffordshire for all their extraordinary achievements and a tribute to R.J Mitchell's finest design which is a timeless

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Staffordshire University Racing 2023

Our team over at KMF Precision Engineering sponsored the Staffordshire University Racing (SUR) team helping them with any specialist parts they may need. SUR are going into their 7th year at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Formula student event.

Specialist stainless steel fabrication at KMF

KMF specialises in the manufacture of robust, high-quality, unrivalled fabrications and components which puts us at the forefront of stainless steel fabrication.

Introducing our experts behind the integration and product assembly department

Due to an upsurge in client demand, KMF's assembly area has reached new heights and has doubled in size, now boasting a dedicated customer facility to harvest electrical and mechanical integration services.

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Apprentice Kayleigh Simm

In 2010, it was reported that only 10.5% of women worked in engineering compared to 16.5% in 2022.  At KMF, we wanted to introduce our Apprentice Kayleigh Simm, who joined us in August 2022. Kayleigh is the only woman in her class but, that does not stop her drive and passion for engineering.

Adam Ellis bolsters career growth as new Head of Business Development at KMF Group

In 2011, Adam Ellis joined KMF at the young age of eighteen and enrolled in KMF's four-year apprenticeship scheme. From this moment he was welcomed into the KMF family and kick-started his career through in-house dedicated training and advanced manufacturing facilities.  During his apprenticeship

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New state-of-the-art Mazak machines installed at KMF Precision Engineering

After a much anticipated 12-month wait, KMF Precision Engineering has now taken delivery of two new Mazak Quick Turn 250MS lathes.

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