Kelkay believes it has reinforced its position as a leading manufacturer and distributor of aggregates and paving with a £1 million investment in new state-of-the-art machinery.
The significant investment, which completes the commissioning of the Pollington, East Yorkshire plant, means Kelkay can increase efficiency, improve its products and enhance customer service.
It follows a major strengthening of the company’s sales team in 2014. As part of this, Liam Walsh became Sales Manager, Spencer Goodall took over the South West of England sales division and ARC Southern was appointed to manage Kelkay’s South East sales division.
Kelkay moved into its purpose built head office on its Pollington site last year along with opening up further acreage for increased stock holding. The expanding site is providing storage for back up stock, currently at 50,000 pallets, which is 30% more than this time last year. In addition to this, Kelkay has over 75,000 tonnes of aggregate stock piled on its premises. The company understands how important it is that its customers have reassurance on stock availability for the season, especially with the increased demand for aggregates in the garden.
Speaking about the investment, Antony Harker, Managing Director at Kelkay, said: “This investment is great news for Kelkay customers. I believe maintaining product availability, especially as the popularity of hard landscaping products continues to soar, is paramount in providing an unrivalled service. It has played a very important part in Kelkay’s success and should continue to secure our position as a market leader in the long term.”
Kelkay’s brand portfolio includes Borderstone, Build Mate, easyfountain and Henri, providing retailers with a single source of supply for a wide range of garden products. These include aggregates, stone, water and garden features, paving, edging and walling, building materials, horticulture and winter products.
By promoting aggregates, paving and fountains with eye-catching point of sale, merchandising units and display stands, garden retailers have seen sales grow in these categories.
For more information, visit www.kelkay.co.uk.