Kee Connections News & Blog
2023 The year ahead
As a leading manufacturer of high-quality connectors and fittings, we at Kee Connections have big plans for growth this year. Since being formed in 2009 we have established a reputation for excellence in the industry, and we're now looking to expand our reach even further.
One of the ways we plan to grow is by expanding our product line to offer even more solutions to our customers. We already have an extensive range of products, including stainless steel fittings, tube fittings, and quick release couplings. However, we plan to add new products to our portfolio, such as bespoke fittings and custom connectors, to meet the specific needs of our customers.
In addition to expanding our product offerings, we're also focused on expanding our presence in international markets. While we already have a strong presence in the UK and Europe, we plan to increase our reach in other parts of the world, such as Asia and the Americas. This expansion will allow us to serve a broader customer base and meet the growing demand for high-quality connectors and fittings.
With our commitment to innovation, quality, and customer satisfaction, we're well-positioned to achieve our growth goals and become an even more significant player in the industry. We want businesses looking for high-quality connectors and fittings to trust us to provide the solutions they need to succeed.
2020 Golf Day
Our 2020 Golf Day hosted at Berrington Hall Golf Club was a great success.
Congratulations to our winners.
Overall Winners: Joe McGinnis, Kieran Feeney, Lewis Melling.
Longest Drive: Mark Peet
Internal Staff Training Session
Our Design Engineer Joe McGinnis and Quality Engineer Matthew Dunn held internal staff training sessions to educate some of our employees on the important role our couplings have in the breathing air industry.
Each member of staff was able to try on a Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) and the goal for these sessions is to increase warehouse staff knowledge on our fittings, and more importantly, them seeing the importance of our products in application.
Visit us at INTERSCHUTZ USA in October 2020.
Health & Safety Matters
As a proud member of the British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF)we have been welcomed into a community of like-minded professionals who share our commitment to safety and health in the workplace. Our membership in the BSIF has been a valuable asset to our company, providing us with access to a wealth of resources, training opportunities, and industry news and developments.
We take great pride in our membership in the BSIF, and are honored to be recognized as a respected and valued member of this important trade association. We look forward to continuing our involvement in the BSIF, and to working together with our fellow members to promote safety and health in the workplace and advance the interests of the safety industry in the United Kingdom.
Online Store Live
Kee Connections Online Store is now available starting with a price drop on 3 of our series which are used in a number of applications.
Team Building trip to TeamSport Karting
Kee Connections recently went on a Team Building trip to the Go-Karting track. See the attached pictures to find out who made the Podium!!
Kee Connections opens new Northwest facility as part of major expansion roadmap
Kee Connections, the specialist designer and manufacturer of pneumatic and hydraulic couplings, hoses and connectors, has opened a new facility in the Northwest of England. This move is the first realisation of the company’s plans for a major expansion of its UK operations over the next three years.
The new facility in Knowsley, Merseyside will include provision for both R&D and for component parts stock read for production of couplings on the assembly line.
Requirements for innovative coupling design
Kee Connections’ managing director, Tony Keeley, believes the key to growth is new markets developed around requirements for innovative coupling design that solve application requirements. “The expansion of our Design Department is fundamental to improving the relationship between customers’ desires and the realisation of those ideas into prototypes for field trials/pre-products,” he said.
Kee Connections stocks finished goods ready for next-day dispatch. “This is crucial in order to meet the demands of clients who have just-in-time expectations,” commented Keeley. The company offers a boxed bagged and barcoded facility to meet these requirements.
Well-positioned for growth
With its new facility and over 30 years’ experience of coupling design, Keeley adds that the company is well-positioned for growth. He concluded: “We are ready for tomorrow’s requirements today by offering innovative, problem-solving solutions. The global landscape is changing quickly; we are not interested in keeping up, only in leading the way.”
Kirkwood Wilson helped this start-up become a £1m business
Kirkwood Wilson Accountants have overseen the accounts of a remarkable success story in Scarisbrick-based experts in couplings, hoses and connectors, Kee Connections Limited. Under our financial stewardship, they've grown from a promising start-up to what is now a multi-national business with an annual turnover of just under £1 million.
Kirkwood Wilson has been acting for Kee Connections, and their founder, Tony Keeley, since the company began trading in 2008. Shrugging off the unsettled financial environment, just two years later they'd outgrown their existing premises and were seeking a financial solution to fund their relocation.