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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 ...

AZOTE® Adapt Premieres at Foam Expo Europe 2019

AZOTE® Adapt Premieres at Foam Expo Europe 2019

By Admin, 11/09/2019

Zotefoams announced the launch of AZOTE® Adapt, the new member of the AZOTE family at FOAM EXPO EUROPE today!  With a fine cell structure, excellent consistency and low odour, AZOTE Adapt couples Zotefoams’ knowledge of foam processing using autoclaves with the latest blowing agent technology in a proprietary process that redefines chemical foaming. Zotefoams continues to evolve manufacture of its AZOTE® and ZOTEK® foam ranges based on physical expansion of pure nitrogen while recognising the growing market our customers serve wit...

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!    

FOAMEXPO 2019 : Stuttgart, Germany | 10 - 12 September, 2019

FOAMEXPO 2019 : Stuttgart, Germany | 10 - 12 September, 2019

By Admin, 14/08/2019

  10 – 12 September 2019  Stuttgart, Germany Europe’s largest trade fair dedicated to the technical foam industry Kewell Converters (KCL) are the UK’s longest established firm of foam converters.  We have been successfully solving engineering problems in foam for our clients for almost 50 yrs. We are a private firm that is still wholly owned by the family. We have always been proud of our service, manufacturing excellence and design skill. We are easy to work with and have many clients who have been working with us for decades because they value our open...

FOAM EXPO EUROPE - 10-12 September, Stuttgart, Germany

FOAM EXPO EUROPE - 10-12 September, Stuttgart, Germany

By Admin, 01/08/2019

We are delighted to say we will be exhibiting at Foam Expo Europe again, this year in Stuttgart. Come and visit us at our exhibition stand 316 or book a meeting with us to catch up. The expo is free to attend and offers exhibits of all types of foam and raw materials, technical foam products, technologies, as well as the entire foam supply chain.m  Foam Expo will highlight the latest product applications, services and equipment from multiple sectors, including: foam manufacturing, adhesives & sealants, converting & fabricating, equipment & machinery, raw materials, ...

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 ...

Zotefoams boosts product protection foams line-up with two new Plastazote® grades

Zotefoams boosts product protection foams line-up with two new Plastazote® grades

By Admin, 28/06/2019

Zotefoams plc, the world’s largest manufacturer of lightweight cross-linked block foams, has announced two new grades in its bestselling Plastazote® polyolefin foams range designed to improve efficiencies in product protection applications. For decades, Plastazote, a low-density polyethylene foam range in the AZOTE® family, has set the standard for protection of products in transit, long-term storage and conservation applications due to its lightweight, aesthetic qualities, excellent impact resistance and compatibility with a wide range of processing techniques. Plastazote pr...

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....

KEWELL CONVERTERS LTD valued in a special market report

KEWELL CONVERTERS LTD valued in a special market report

By Admin, 20/05/2019

Kewell Converters has retained its entry in a new analysis of the largest and most successful companies in the UK Foam Conversion industry. This reflects our ongoing resilience and performance over the past 12 months and readiness for whatever is on the horizon. What is more impressive is that we have achieved this in a difficult marketplace where 29 of our competitors are in financial danger and a record number are making a loss. Well done everyone for all your hard work and making our business successful.

British Paralympic Association Donation

British Paralympic Association Donation

By Admin, 01/05/2019

This month we are sponsoring Paul Harnett, orthopeadic surgeon who is supporting British Paralympic Association, with conjunction with British Orthopeadic Association. Paul set himself a target to break a world record for the fastest marathon completed in ski boots! Amazingly he not only finished without an injury but also reached a new world record of 5 hours and 30 minutes! Well done Paul, amazing achievement!   For more information on this important charity and donations please see the link below. https://www.boa.ac.uk/research/joint-action-the-orthopaedic-research-appeal.html ...