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Farnborough International 2014

April 2014

Kenard will be exhibiting as part of the WEAF stand at this year's Farnborough International Airshow from 14-20th July. This is one of the world's largest exhibitions and is a key event on the global aerospace industry calendar. Find us in the UK Pavillion in Hall 1 on stand B13. Register now

Kenard makes MWP Awards finalists’ shortlist

March 2014

We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted in the “Best Practice in Training” at this year’s MWP Awards. The full list of finalists is available to view on the MWP website. The biennial awards are timed to complement the MTA's MACH exhibition. With these two major industry events taking place in one week, 7-11 April will ...
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Kenard Dartford strengthens its team with a new management structure

March 2014

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Matt Cornford as the new Managing Director of our Dartford facility after nine years with the company. Matt joined Kenard in 2004 as Operations Director with a brief to build on the company's highly successful supply chain management and project management capability...
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New CNC Lathe at Tewkesbury Plant

September 2013

Due to an increase in demand at our Tewkesbury plant the company has invested in a new Puma 700 CNC lathe. To accommodate the latest addition we've made a number of changes to the plant layout, which should also help us become more lean by enabling multi machine manning, improving productivity and reducing work flow mileage.

Supporting Kent's next generation of engineers

April 2013

We are delighted to be able to support the next generation of Engineers in Kent through our partnership with the Leigh University Technical College (UTC) This brand new college, due to open in Dartford in September 2014, will offer 14-19 year olds the opportunity to to take a highly regarded, and technically orientated courses.
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Events for 2013

February 2013

We are delighted to announce that Kenard will be exhibiting at two major industry events in 2013. DSEi 2013 takes place from 10-13 September at London ExCeL and is the world's largest Defence fully integrated defence and security show. Then we’ll be at the NEC for Aero Engineering 2013 from 12-16 November, where we will be co-located with our software division Seiki Systems Ltd.

Kenard Tewkesbury Invests in Additional Leadership

October 2012

Kenard today announced the appointment of Terry Paterson as Managing Director of the company’s Tewkesbury facility. This is a new position within the company and the appointment will support and strengthen the existing management structure at the facility.
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Continual Investment Driving Success

September 2012

Kenard’s Dartford facility has completed installation of another Puma 700 Turning Centre machine while a Mach 3 131B Waterjet Cutting machine and Fast Response Cell are now operational at the company’s Tewkesbury facility. This strengthens the company’s existing capabilities to provide a complete manufacturing service that supports customers from the product development stage through full production to final assembly.
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AeroEngineering 2012 - Nov 7-8

March 2012

Aero Engineering 2012 is THE show exclusively for all businesses within the UK aerospace engineering sector – from R & D, design, test, supply chain, production, component, assembly & structures manufacturing, assembly, systems, quality, integration through to MRO Engineering. Register online at and make sure you visit the our stand in Hall 1, stand number 1015

Farnborough International 2012

January 2012

The Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) is the largest global event of its kind. It offers a fantastic opportunity to connect and see the latest technology and innovations within the aerospace, defence, space and security sectors. Kenard will be exhibiting for the first time from 9-15 July, hall 4, stand F12. Find out more about FIA 2012 and register to attend on the official show website

New Mach 3 1313B Waterjet

October 2011

"We have recently added the world's most popular waterjet, the Mach 3 131B to our extensive range of manufacturing resources. The Flow machine has expanded our capability within the Sheet Metal & Fabrication side of the business, providing a cost effective and flexible approach to manufacture."

Metal Working Production Awards - Kenard Shortlisted

May 2010

"Kenard Engineering is delighted to have been shortlisted once again in the 'Best Subcontractor - Machining' category for the MWP 2010 awards. The biennial MWP Awards are the highest profile fixture on the advanced manufacturing technology calendar. Winners will be announced at a ceremony on June 8th."

Investors in People - 10 Year Anniversary

March 2010

"Kenard Engineering is delighted to be celebrating being recognised as Investors in People for over 10 years! This is a fantastic achievement that demonstrates our commitment to developing and retaining talented people in our company, as well as continued improvement in business performance."

Kenard Engineering to exhibit at DSEi 2009

February 2009

"Kenard Engineering will be exhibiting at DSEi 2009, the world's largest fully integrated defence and security exhibition, which brings together senior international trade and military experts from across the entire supply chain. Just under a year out from the event..."
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Kenard Engineering completes acquisition of DLoG (UK) Ltd

July 2008

"The Kenard Engineering Group, one of the UK's leading subcontract manufacturers, announces the acquisition of privately owned manufacturing software specialists DLoG (UK) Ltd..."
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Kenard Engineering named 'Best Subcontractor - Machining' at MWP Awards 2008

June 2008

"Through continuous investment in the latest manufacturing and software technologies, the Kenard Engineering Group has grown to become one of the UK's leading subcontract manufacturers..."
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Kenard Engineering Appoints Business Development Manager

May 2008

"The Kenard Engineering Group, the UK subcontracting specialists, are expanding their customer sales and support operations with the appointment of Dave Varney as business development manager, bringing a wealth of experience gained in a number of high technology industry sectors..."
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Director for specialist subcontract machinist

January 2007

"In just over a year of joining Kenard Engineering of Dartford, Kent as Northern area sales manager, Neil Ransom has introduced the company to new customers in the oil and gas industry..."
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Contract machining operation sales rise 20%

January 2006

"With sales set to rise by at least 20% at Kenard Engineering's Tewkesbury, UK, contract manufacturing operation is entering into 2006 with the highest level of confidence in almost a decade..."
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Machining contracts intake rises 30%

August 2005

"Contracts for producing high value components for the oil and gas, aerospace, medical, telecoms and motorsport sectors have risen by 30% in the first six months for Kenard Engineering..."
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UK sub-contract machinist invests GBP 1 million

July 2005

"Sub-contract machine shop has recently raised capacity by investing over GBP 1m in two mill/turn centres, one of which is capable of simultaneous five-axis milling..."
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Kenard Engineering appoints Operations Director

June 2005

"The UK specialist subcontracting machining facility of Kenard Engineering Company has appointed former Hitachi Seiki project manager, Matt Cornford, as operations director..."
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FMS investments bring in the customers

March 2005

"Significant investments in FMS, CNC sheet metal working and CAD/CAM software, have brought a UK subcontractor more work from a wide range of industries..."
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Subcontractor invests GBP 2.5 million in FMS

August 2004

"A GBP 2.5 million flexible manufacturing system based on five horizontal machining centres with a 72-pallet automation package produces batches down to a few off with short delivery times..."
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Kenard Engineering Acquires Software Specialists Seiki Systems

October 2002

"Manufacturing software specialists Seiki Systems has been purchased for an undisclosed sum by one of the UK's leading privately-owned contract manufacturing companies, the Kenard Group..."
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