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Kenard Engineering Group

Kenard Engineering Group


DA11QE Kent
United Kingdom

Specialising in high value subcontract manufacturing for over 50 years, our ability to produce and reliably repeat even the most complex, close tolerance machined critical components gives our customers the confidence to push the boundaries with their designs.

We have a proven track record of supporting customers from the development and prototype stages (NPI) through the full lifecycle of the product. As a single source supply our services extend from precision machining to complex project management of assemblies, encompassing a wide range of disciplines such as non-destructive testing, heat treatment, chemical processing, painting and assembly.


Product news

  • Collaborating for success

    When faced with the challenge of satisfying short delivery times, the machining of a complex design and international competition to secure the production contract of a new critical aerospace engine component, the Kenard Engineering team focused on driving operational improvements to achieve a 70% cycle time reduction on a single part.

    With more than 50 years’ experience as a precision engineering subcontract manufacturer, the company is well placed to respond to such challenges without compromising the high quality levels that are the cornerstone of the business. Working with customers to determine optimised production processes for prototyping and for the introduction of new products is becoming a more frequent requirement as component designs become ever more ambitious and complex. Meeting these challenges requires the provision of highly skilled services that necessitate in-depth experience and breadth of engineering knowledge.


  • Kenard joins Sharing in Growth Programme

    We are delighted to announce that Kenard has been selected for Sharing in Growth (SiG), the government backed supply chain competitiveness programme to help companies take advantage of UK aerospace growth opportunities.
    As a privately owned business the Kenard Group, the company has successfully developed over the past 50 years through continuous investment in skills, advanced technologies and improvement processes. Kenard has a long history of supplying aerospace, both military and civil applications, with a proven track record of supporting customers through the development and prototype stages, into full production. The SiG programme was a natural next step for Kenard, which is primed to move to the next level.
    Business transformation & growth strategy

    Engaging with SiG through an intense diagnostic phase helped the management team to develop a vision and strategy for the future. As a result Kenard has set itself ambitious growth targets, as well as cultural, process and digital transformation goals, that will benefit from the specialist coaching and training that SiG will provide across all areas of the business. The initial focus of the four year programme will be to drive operational excellence, business development, people development and management control and reporting.
    Said Kenard Group Managing Director Keith Ellis: “With a strong heritage and wealth of experience to draw upon, we anticipate that the SiG programme will build on the many core strengths of the business and already high levels of professionalism and capability within our team. We see this as a fantastic opportunity to invest in our ability to deliver globally cost competitive performance, with thought leadership on the latest best practice and applications in manufacturing at its core. We expect SiG to help unlock the full potential of our business, to the benefit of all our stakeholders and industry.”