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Lightning Deals – Winter Offers Brochure Now Live!

This year we have created a Winter offers brochure packed full of fantastic offers across a wide range of products. From screen wash and cable ties to heaters and workshop equipment… and everything in between! Whether you are looking for a bargain for yourself or want to get a head start on Christmas shopping for […]

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Pre Stock-Take Clearance at the Tool Centre!

Throughout October, we are doing something a little different and having a bumper clearance sale at our Tool Centre in readiness for our annual stock-take. This means that we will have a wide variety of items at hugely discounted prices, featuring big name brands such as Sealey, Cell 2, Draper, Eclipse, Deltec, PCL, and Britool […]

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Family Firms Crucial To UK Recovery

We are a proud family business that has been operating for over 50 years and are delighted to be ambassadors of this year’s National Family Business Day which takes place on 23rd September. Family firms come in all sizes and cover all sectors with many having been around for hundreds of years, successfully passing from […]

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Summer Newsletter – Out Now!

Our newsletter took a break over the past year, but we are pleased to be back with this Summer 2021 issue! Our newsletter is a place for us to share all our news, supplier stories, offers, events, and general thoughts on developments within the industry. In this edition we hear from national industrial tools specialist […]

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K&S McKenzie: Authorised ALIVE Tuning Dealer

We are pleased to share that we are now an authorised ALIVE Tuning Dealer and can offer remapping of the following Land Rover vehicles at the Tool Centre: Discovery 2 & Defender 2.5 Td5 (from stage 1 to stage 5) Defender 2.2 & 2.4 TDCi Evoque & Freelander 2 2.2 Td4 Evoque & Freelander 2.2 […]

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VACANCY: Sales Representative

Due to continued expansion, we are looking for someone to work in our busy sales office as part of our sales team. This is a full-time role based in Carlisle and will involve some external work (within a 140mi radius of Carlisle). To apply, please send your CV via email to stuart@kandsmckenzieltd.co.uk by 17th July […]

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July Event: Vehicle Cleaning Product Launch

On July 9th and 10th, we will be hosting a special event to celebrate our brand new range of vehicle cleaning products! Join us at the Tool Centre to experience our new range which includes Wash & Wax, Snow Foam, Alloy Wheel Cleaner, Glass and Plastic Wipes, and Orange TFR. There will be discounts and […]

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K&S McKenzie Win National Award

We are so proud to share the news that K&S McKenzie have taken the Small Family Business of the Year title at this year’s national Family Business of the Year awards! Our family business was founded back in 1968 and is currently run by brothers – and second-generation – Stuart and Alastair McKenzie. When the business […]

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New ‘Click & Collect’ Website LIVE for Tool Centre

We are pleased to announce that our new Tool Centre website is now live! This new website enables customers to browse Tool Centre stock and reserve items ready to collect in store using our handy ‘Click & Collect’ service.   How it works: Visit toolcentrecarlisle.co.uk to browse our stock and build your order ‘Check out’ […]

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Introducing Our New Display Cabin!

Just over a year ago we opened the doors to our new Tool Centre store in Carlisle, Cumbria. Over the past year we have continued to add to the range of products and services that we offer at the Tool Centre and this has seen us expand our premises even further with the launch of […]

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Tool Centre Summer Sale!

We are hosting a Summer Sale event where you can enjoy up to 90% off our usual ‘pay now’ prices when you shop with us in store. The Tool Centre Summer Sale will be taking place between Wednesday 26th – Sunday 30th May 2021 at the Tool Centre: 92 Blackdyke Road, Kingstown Industrial Estate, Carlisle, […]

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New Lift Service Available at K&S McKenzie!

We are pleased to announce that we are now able to service, repair, fit, and commission lifts. Our specialist team recently supplied local garage, Underwood’s Motorsports, with a new Stertil-Koni 5500kg two-post lift. This is the second Stertil-Koni lift we have supplied to Underwood’s Motorsports with owner, Scott previously opting for a 3T Stertil-Koni for […]

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NEW: 640 Litre IBCs of AdBlue Now Available!

We are pleased to announce that we are now supplying AdBlue in 640 litre IBCs (intermediate bulk containers). At K&S McKenzie, we are one of the leading suppliers of AdBlue in the North and have been supplying to businesses and individuals up and down the country for over 10 years. Our AdBlue is available across […]

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We’ve Been Shortlisted For Family Business Of The Year 2021!

We have started off this year with a bang having been shortlisted as finalists in the 2021 Family Business of the Year Awards! The awards are run by Family Business United, an organisation that prides itself on supporting and promoting the great work that family businesses up and down the country undertake each day. The […]

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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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