About the Kenard Group
The origins of the Kenard Engineering Group can be traced backed to 1953, although the company was actually registered with Companies House 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.
Kenard Engineering Tewkesbury, formerly Racal Engineering, was acquired by the Ellis family in 1999, to extend the Group’s manufacturing capacity and capability. The Group now operates two UK facilities totalling 90,000 sq-ft following the move of the Dartford headquarters to larger premises in 2007. This investment has enabled Kenard to grow and adapt to changing market conditions over the years. 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 vision 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…”
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