Kenray Forming has continued its expansion plans during the recent lockdown period with the open of its new dedicated testing and training centre at their HQ in Coalville, Leicestershire. Kenray now operates across three sites from their current location focusing on manufacturing, design & R&D, sales and now testing and training.
The new Testing & Training Centre has been designed to deliver effective remote training solutions to clients across the globe and technology has been at the heart of the expansion. With travel and site visit restrictions in place at client sites, the new digital training programme in real-time means we can help manufacturers keep forming sets running at optimal and increase productivity.
Andrew Bridgen, MP for North West Leicestershire recently opened KENRAY’s new Testing & Training Centre and took a tour of the premises and met the Kenray Team. During the Open Day, through the use of new technologies, Partners from USA, Italy & India were able to join in the celebrations and tour the new facilities.
Andrew Bridgen MP commented: “Businesses need to innovate in the challenging conditions we are facing right now. Delighted to witness the expansion of Kenray over the years and the future employment opportunities created in the area. With the opening of the new testing & training Centre, I have seen what investment in equipment, training and staff who speak multiple languages can do for a company like Kenray. 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”.
The new testing facility also allows Kenray to continue its programme of research and development into new forming solutions, material options and new processes to ensure its forming sets meet the needs of clients in an ever-changing landscape. Again, Kenray has invested in a range of original equipment to ensure new designs and solutions can be tested fully and adapted where possible. All configurations & types of forming sets can now be tested onsite. We are already working closely with manufacturers to research and develop new material-handling solutions.
This is an exciting development for Kenray which has already allowed for job creation and training solutions have already been delivered across Europe with more opportunities available.
Commercial Director Mark Evans and Technical Director Andrew Dennis added: “Kenray is committed to the design and development of forming sets to meet the needs of our client base and to be able to deliver training solutions across the globe without the need to travel and also to enhance our R&D opportunities by having a test centre, means we are consistently delivering a world-class service. The new building is part of a larger expansion programme for Kenray and whilst world events have meant we need to adapt, we know that the extra support we can offer clients will take our services to the next level.