KKI employs 18 new people
David Limb, sales director at KKI said: “Despite steady trading conditions in manufacturing, we are continuing to expand the business to meet growing demand for our control valve products from national and international customers amongst the oil and gas, petrochemical and power industry sectors."
“Over the last twelve months, we have made a substantial investment locally, in our most important assets; our people, hi-tech equipment, premises and facilities. As part of our Continuous Improvement Programme, we continue to improve our processes and efficiencies, maintain the quality of output and increase capacity. This is a testament to our ongoing commitment to provide a world-class service to our customers around the world, from our home right here in Yorkshire.”
Last year, KKI opened an 18,000 square foot factory, close to the original premises on Armytage Road in Brighouse. It is the company’s third facility in Brighouse, where it has been based for over forty years. The new site houses the aftermarket service team responsible for service and spares and offers additional capacity for scheduled shut-down or maintenance programmes that demand high volume turnaround in short timescales.
The new recruits include Paul France, Russell Dawson and Jonathan Gill as Workshop Engineers, Tim Jackson, Site Engineer, Julie Tasker, Projects Engineer, Douglas Currie, Design Engineer, Richard Hayes, Development Engineer, Carl Midgley, Senior Design Engineer, Mark Gaskell, Subsea Engineer. Dean Foxcroft, Stephen Heppenstall, Stuart Benn and Craig Smith join as CNC Operators, with Simon Fairburn coming on board as Machine Operator. Paul Woolston is the new VB. NET Developer, Kelly Jordan is HR Assistant, with Joseph Pugh joining as Stores Assistant and Michael Dennison as Purchasing Manager.
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