Kelkay appoints Jonathan Wilson manufacturing manager

Company: Kelkay

Kelkay, the market-leading manufacturer and distributor of aggregates, has appointed Jonathan Wilson to the position of manufacturing manager.

Jonathan will take day-to-day control of Kelkay’s production facility, ensuring the company’s stringent quantity and quality targets are met. He’ll be responsible for the company’s programme of continuous improvement in manufacturing efficiencies and will introduce new key performance indicators.

Jonathan will also implement an advanced, ISO 9001 compliant, quality control system.

Jonathan joins Kelkay from paving, block paving and concrete paving specialist, Marshalls, where he worked for nine years. During this time he held the positions of production manager and site manager, managed over 200 employees and helped his site win numerous health and safety awards.

Antony Harker, managing director at Kelkay, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Jonathan to Kelkay. He’s enjoyed great success in our sector and brings skills that will improve performance at individual and team levels. With Jonathan now on board, Kelkay is well placed to sustain its recent fantastic growth and advance to another level.”

Kelkay recently 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. This investment, which completes the commissioning of the Pollington, East Yorkshire plant, means the company can increase efficiency, improve its products and enhance customer service.

Kelkay ensures industry leading stock availability and delivery lead times, especially at peak periods. It offers a £500 carriage paid order service across the UK through its transport logistics department. This ensures customers receive their orders within three days - and in many instances, within two days. 

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, growing media and winter garden 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.

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