About the Kenard Group
The origins of the Kenard Engineering Group can be traced back to 1953, although the company was actually incorporated in 1964 by KEN Churchill and Alan RichARD Magenis and subsequently purchased by the Ellis family in 1982. Since then the Kenard Group has evolved into a thriving and diverse organisation, specialising in subcontract precision engineering and manufacturing software technology, supplying some of the world’s largest OEMs in Aerospace, Defence and Oil & Gas.
Our two manufacturing divisions, based in Dartford and Tewkesbury, offer specialist precision engineering capabilities that are increasingly making the Kenard Group a critical part in the supply chain. Our full service offering now extends from the machining of customer’s material to complex project management of assemblies, encompassing a wide range of disciplines such as non-destructive testing, heat treatment, chemical processing, painting and assembly.
In 2002, the Kenard Group acquired Seiki Systems Ltd and established its software division. Seiki specialises in developing and implementing manufacturing execution systems that are designed to maximise the efficiency of production equipment and plant resources. Seiki has grown into a successful brand in its own right, with over 400 customers ranging from well-known organisations to small privately owned engineering companies in the UK and internationally.
Over 50 years Kenard has grown in financial and operational scale but it has retained strong family values at its core. We pride ourselves in the level of skill, enthusiasm and dedication that our team apply to every project. We strongly believe in transforming business performance through people and therefore we are committed to ensuring that we remain at the cutting edge of technology, expertise and capability.
Ultimately our mission and objectives for the Kenard Group are quite straightforward: To continually strive for innovative manufacturing solutions through teamwork and technology, to consistently exceed our customers’ expectations through quality and service.
We look forward to working with you!