KCL News

Chris Weaver - Our New Production Administrator

Chris Weaver - Our New Production Administrator

By Admin, 08/10/2019

We are really pleased to be welcoming a new member joining our team, Chris Weaver in his role of Production Administrator. Chris brings with him some great experience and knowledge from years in the automotive industry of the midlands. He has recently relocated to Kent and is looking forward to be learning brand new aspects of bespoke foam engineering with us. Chris has all the skills, ability and attributes to make a positive impact in his role, plus a personality that will fit right in with our company culture.        

Malcolm Newington - Business Development Manager/ Internal Sales

Malcolm Newington - Business Development Manager/ Internal Sales

By Admin, 23/09/2019

We woudl like to introduce Malcolm Newington who has joined our office team as Business Development Manager.  He will be overseeing internal sales, analyzing customers and order paterns, making most of our business opportunities. Following 20 years working as a Field Sales Engineer in the Fluid Power industry, Malcolm has decided to return to working in an office environment with actual people, as he was getting concerned with the amount of time he was spending talking and arguing with himself in his car. His main activities will include ensuring Kewell maximise their business opport...

Keith Gater and Brian Dedman retiring after over 60 years (combined) at Kewell!

Keith Gater and Brian Dedman retiring after over 60 years (combined) at Kewell!

By Admin, 19/09/2019

Keith Gater started at Kewell over 40 years ago, when it was only him, Colin and 2 other chaps. The company premises were much more modest then they are today and in so called "cow shed" they only had one tubing machine, one vacuum former and couple of small routers. Keith is convinced that it is due to his brilliance the company prospered and it is still going strong to this day. Unfortunately all good must come to an end and he said it is time for him to travel the world! He is leaving us at end of September, a bit earlier than planned as he needs to take care of Lou who is having ...

Successful Quality Management and Environmental Certification ISO 9001, ISO14001

Successful Quality Management and Environmental Certification ISO 9001, ISO14001

By Admin, 10/09/2019

Kewell converters is not only proud to successfuly renew the Quality Management ISO 9001 certification but also acieving the Environmental Accreditation ISO 14001.   By working closely with our staff, customers and suppliers we continously improve our environmental performance.   We are commited to reduce our consumption of energy and raw materials. Reduce waste and pollution, both locally and in the wider environment.    Well done to everyone at Kewell Converters!    

Sue Whittington - Sales Administrator & Customer Care

Sue Whittington - Sales Administrator & Customer Care

By Admin, 29/07/2019

We would like to give a warm welcome to our new Sales Administrator Sue Whittington who will be working alongside Angeline, providing customer service support, processing purchase orders and liasing with the production team. After being self-employed for 16 years Sue has decided to take the plunge back into employment and joined the team in July 2019.  She brings with her various office administration, sales and customer support skills that she has gained throughout her consultancy work. She is very much looking forward to working in a team again and providing support. In her free ...

New production power!

New production power!

By Admin, 07/06/2019

We are delighted to see some positive personnel changes on our shop floor. First we would like to welcome Jack Pitman, our latest full time recruit as Stores and Production Operator. Jack is a local man who has started out his working life in Costa and is slowly moving his way through the town down the B2026 to Oxted!  We sincerely hope he stays with us for a while as he is showing a bright future already.  When not working, Jack enjoys spending time with his family. We are also proud to see Vasile Fuior progressing and becoming the latest member of the CNC machining team....

Colin Kewell – The Founder of Kewell Converters

Colin Kewell – The Founder of Kewell Converters

By Admin, 07/03/2019

Colin Kewell (Chairman) very sadly passed away on Tuesday 19th February 2019. He was a truly great and inspirational man, and gave Kewell Converters Ltd the foundations and guidance to make it evolve into the business we see today. This a tough time for the family, but we know he would take peace and pride knowing that KCL will continue to grow and prosper even now he has gone.  Colin was the founder of Kewell Converters and dedicated his life to the Foam Plastics industry with huge technical knowledge and enthusiasm for manufacturing with great pride and principles. He died peacefull...

Supporting a very important charity

Supporting a very important charity

By Admin, 14/11/2018

Donating to charities is very important to us. This time we chose Ellenor, chartity who cares for families who face terminal illness. Here is a lovely letter we received and tells you more about this very important charity. I am writing to express my sincere thanks for your generosity and support.  Your donation is already helping thousands of local families facing terminal illness to have the very best care and support possible.  By supporting ellenor in this way, you are helping people of all ages – babies, children, adults and their families, to make the most of every s...

Chris Marguet joins the team

Chris Marguet joins the team

By Admin, 08/10/2018

We would like to say a warm welcome to our new member of staff Chris Marguet. Chris is a highly skilled Chief Engineer having worked in newspaper printing industry previously, maintaining various print presses. Chris's new position as Maintenance Engineer will involve breakdown and plant preventative maintenance, as well as looking after our building and making sure everything runs smoothly in the entire factory. Chris is also a beater for a local pheasant shooting and enjoys the occasional fly fishing.  Chris’s manager Neil Johnston said: “We are delighted to have someo...

Internal Promotion, Micky Lee - Warehouse Supervisor

Internal Promotion, Micky Lee - Warehouse Supervisor

By Admin, 14/09/2018

We are excited to announce the promotion of our machine operator Micky Lee.Micky has joined us 6 years ago and ever since he has been a valuable member of Kewell team. Micky's experience grew over the years, he has been taking on more and more responsibilities and new tasks, amongst which was taking the helm of the brand new contour cutter.Micky's new job as Warehouse Supervisor will involve running day to day operations of goods, managing recycling, volumes of materials, overseeing daily deliveries, deadlines and also liaising with administration and higher management.Production manager Ki...