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Major expansion for specialist materials handling company

From a new start up in 2003 KPI have developed into one of the country’s leading manufacturer of specialised material handling equipment.

Having doubled turnover in two years and a full order book KPI have outgrown the existing premises and now moved into new premises at Kingsway industrial Estate, Rochdale, with a large manufacturing and office complex and a smaller second unit for testing and development.

With the new world class facility KPI are determined to be a world class manufacturer of Materials Handling Equipment.

Phil Cornell, the owner, determined to keep the company within Rochdale, particularly in view of the position of the new premises adjacent to the M62 motorway, allowing ease of access for employees, customers and suppliers.

Allan Hodgeon who has been with the company for six years becomes Managing Director with Phil Cornell moving to C.E O. 

The company has always worked closely with Rochdale Council and business hub with training and apprentices and business development.

With the new development KPI will increase turnover with existing orders by approximately 25 % during the coming year, with a pro rata increase in staff numbers.

The company has developed from small beginnings, gaining quality and environmental qualifications and the ability to qualify and test their own manufactured equipment by now gaining membership of The Lifting Equipment Manufacturers Association.

With prestigious clients around the country and overseas KPI and going from strength to strength.,

Household name such as JCB, Jaguar Land Rover, Bentley Cars, Bombardier and Leyland Trucks are amongst the growing list of clients.

 The diversity of product range and the experience of specialist design engineers has assisted the Continual growth of the company, offering solutions to complex materials handling projects. 

Also working within the Nuclear industry KPI have developed resources and experience to offer a progressive team culture to respond to the necessarily arduous requirements of that industry.

All the staff and clients have bought into the move and the next two-three years will be exciting times at K.P.I.


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