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New Accreditations Awarded To Team At K&S McKenzie

In a world of ever-changing legislation and standards, we want to ensure that our team is at the forefront when it comes to maintaining high standards across the industries in which we operate. We are therefore proud to share the news that we have recently become fully accredited members of both the GEA (Garage Equipment […]

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UPDATE: Covid-19

Owing to the recent announcement about a second lockdown across England, we are once again having to adapt to this ever changing situation. It is important to all of us at K&S McKenzie to not only look after the safety of our customers and colleagues, but also to ensure we continue to provide you with […]

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EXCLUSIVE! New RIGID Line-up Now At K&S McKenzie

K&S McKenzie are proud to be the largest supplier in the UK of several innovative new products from the lighting experts at Rigid. Available in a 9v-36v configuration for the HGV market, these new ranges of lighting will bring Rigid’s trademark styling and functionality to 24v based vehicles in a wide range of styles and […]

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Air Sanitisation Units for Offices and Workspaces Now In Stock!

We have been continually looking for ways to utilise our expertise and supply chain to help keep businesses safe and operational during the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. As such, we have invested in some innovative new machines that are able to sanitise the air, ridding it of 99.99% of surface bound and airborne viruses, bacteria, odours, […]

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Key Worker Discount At Tool Centre!

We are offering key workers a discount on anything bought from our Tool Centre in a bid to say “thank you” for all they have done for local residents during the Coronavirus pandemic. Stuart McKenzie, Director says; Like many business owners, my focus shifted during lockdown. Suddenly work became less of a priority and keeping […]

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Vehicle Sanitisation Kits Now In Stock!

Over the past few weeks, we have been looking for areas where we can use our expertise and supply chain to help keep local businesses safe and operational during the Coronavirus pandemic. We have therefore teamed up with WAI-Global to supply local businesses with innovative vehicle sanitisation kits. Stuart McKenzie, Director, says; “We are entering […]

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Our New Tool Centre is OPEN !

We are so pleased that the day has arrived where we can open the doors to our new Tool Centre and share it with you all. Over the past few weeks, we have been working hard to ensure that the Tool Centre is set up to comply with Covid-19 regulations so we can ensure the safety […]

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Covid-19: Important Notice

Due to the current situation with Covid-19 we have had to postpone the opening of our new Tool Centre which will now remain closed until further notice. K&S McKenzie is operating a reduced hours service from our main depot from Mon-Fri (note: there will be no Saturday opening). This reduced hours service is for the […]

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ANNOUNCEMENT: New Tool Centre Store Opening Soon!

We have some exciting news to share… For the past few months, we have been working hard behind the scenes to bring a brand new store to Carlisle in the form of our new Tool Centre! The new store will be opening next month and will sell a variety of products, from big-name brands such as […]

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Looking For A New Challenge In 2020?!

Due to continued expansion, we currently have the following full-time vacancies to fill: Warehouse Counter / sales Seamstress to work in our busy ratchet strap shop The above roles are all based in Carlisle, Cumbria. To apply, simply send your CV to stuart@kandsmckenzieltd.co.uk. Alternatively, you can send your CV via post to: Stuart McKenzie K&S […]

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Autumn Newsletter Features Offers Galore!

As the days draw in, we look back with a smile at the great summer that we had. Especially the trade shows we exhibited at – it is always great to catch up with old friends and new. Thank you to everyone who came to see us at a show this year, we hope you enjoyed […]

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Legislation Changes: Strapping Round Timber

A new specification for timber haulage has recently been implemented. This new specification means that STF (Standard Tension Force) must now meet or exceed 400daN in order to comply with new timber strapping legislation. An STF rating of 400daN is achieved by using a long-handled pull-down (ergonomic) ratchet, which can apply a greater tensioning force […]

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Investing In People, Equipment, And Vehicles

At K&S McKenzie we continue to grow and invest in our business. Our latest expansion has been in our Air Compressors department. Whilst we have been selling air compressors of all types and sizes for a number of years, recent success in this sector has led to expansion. As part of this expansion, we have […]

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New Legislation For Underrun Protection

The underrun protection device is a safety device for protecting the driver in case a car drives into a truck or trailer from behind. While most people welcome the tightening of requirements to improve safety, some may not realise that the coming new regulations for underrun protection will affect the transport industry in different ways. […]

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The Future of Diesel

In the 1890s Rudolf Diesel invented an ef­ficient compression-ignition internal combustion engine, an engine that bears his name to this day. Early diesel engines were large and operated at low speeds due to the limitations of their compressed air assisted fuel systems. High-speed diesel engines were first introduced in the 1920s for commercial vehicle applications […]

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Our Summer Newsletter has Landed!

There’s always a spring in the step this time of year; what with the sunny skies, beach holidays, and lots of trade shows to look forward to; Summer is certainly a season we enjoy at K&S McKenzie. In this Summer issue we kick off by sharing our top 5 RIGID products with you. We also […]

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Meet FPS Compressors…

FPS Air Compressors offer an unrivalled competence and experience in all areas of compressed air technology and their product range is unmatched in terms of quality, technology, and diversity. As specialists in compressed air, they are focused on delivering solutions that work, incorporating technology and features that are designed to ensure they provide products that […]

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K&S McKenzie one of just two RIGID suppliers in the UK

We have been working in partnership with Truck-Lite Europe Ltd. for a number of years and so we thought we would share a little bit more about them and the services they offer. Truck-Lite is a global leader in the design and manufacture of vision systems servicing the Automotive and Commercial Vehicle industry. Under the […]

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We Are Proud To Announce Our Partnership With UK Haulier!

UK Haulier is a website dedicated to transport and logistics and provides information, industry news, a business directory, job boards, and much more. They also have an online shop and we are proud to share the news that K&S McKenzie are sponsors of this shop, supplying UK Haulier customers with exactly what they need, when […]

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The Story of K&S McKenzie…

We first opened our doors in 1968 in Carlisle, Cumbria. At the time there was a shortage of parts suppliers to the commercial vehicle market in the area and it was this opportunity that Keith McKenzie knew was too good to let pass him by. 50 years on and we are one of the most […]

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