Andrew Bridgen MP for North West Leicestershire recently opened Kenray’s second factory in Coalville. The second factory will be for KENRAY ANCILLARIES and will be the global hub for servicing food packaging customers in need of maintenance and spare parts.
On 23 May 2014, MP for North West Leicestershire Andrew Bridgen officially opened the new KENRAY ANCILLARIES production plant at Telford Way, Stephenson Way Industrial Estate, Coalville.
With over three decades of experience, KENRAY is the global leader in the design, problem solving and manufacture of forming solutions. Having delivered large bespoke orders as well as complex one-off projects to blue chip organisations like FritoLay North America, Pepsico Europe, KP, Kellogg’s, Nestle and Intersnack, KENRAY has become the partner of choice for companies around the world. The company attributes its success to its investment in research and development, coupled with its philosophy to innovate. KENRAY’s experienced and skilled team members pride themselves on finding efficient solutions for customers regardless of the ingredients that they are packing or the temperatures required.
KENRAY ANCILLARIES is the company’s latest expansion, which provides alterations and full refurbishments for forming sets, as well as the manufacture of single shoulders and tubes. The ancillary company will also deal with customers’ needs for any accessories such as spreaders, block bottoms and roller assemblies.
Andrew Bridgen MP commented: “Businesses need to innovate. Small and medium sized enterprises like Kenray will be the companies that will provide the growth this country needs. It’s great to hear that Kenray exports all over the world. Today, we have seen what investment in equipment, training and staff who speak multiple languages can do for a company like Kenray. Having come from the food industry myself, I am aware it is a major part of UK manufacturing, enhanced by specialist companies like Kenray who have been able to build their international reputation in this sector”.
“The benefit to our customers is simple. The new facility will mean we can offer a much faster turnaround on jobs with less impact on the downtime of our core production line,” comments Mark Evans, Commercial Director. “The new production plant allows us to offer small repairs and accessory items at a quicker rate, in turn offering a better service and aftercare support to our new and existing customer base”
Additionally, KENRAY ANCILLARIES consists of a new storage facility, which will stock spare part such as jaws, knives, belts and tape. This is set to be the hub for servicing food packaging customers all over the globe who are in need of such products and solutions.
The company has come a long way since its humble beginnings as a metal fabricator in Syston 30 years ago. Today, KENRAY provides bespoke forming solutions to clients all over the world. With an international presence in the packaging industry, over 60% of KENRAY’s sales come from outside of the UK with more than 20% originating from the USA.