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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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We’re 51 Years Old!

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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Spring Newsletter Alert!

We are pleased to share the latest issue of our quarterly newsletter. In this Spring edition we share the latest legislation changes relating to ladders and welding fume, ensuring you are in the know and helping you to keep your business compliant. We talk about what makes K&S McKenzie “more than just a motor factor”, […]

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Change in Enforcement Expectations for Mild Steel Welding Fume

We make sure to keep abreast of changes within the industry so we can let our customers know about anything that may impact them. This month, we are sharing the news that with immediate effect, there is a strengthening of HSE’s enforcement expectation for all welding fume, including mild steel welding; because general ventilation does not […]

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Cumbria Family Business Awards 2019

Last night we attended the Cumbria Family Business Awards – and had a truly brilliant evening! Even though we didn’t win an award, we were honoured to not only be finalists in the Retailers and Wholesalers category, but also to have our very own Brandon McKenzie shortlisted for Family Business Employee of the Year. The […]

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Torque Wrench Calibration

Torque wrench calibration is extremely important to a variety of workmen, engineers, contractors and road hauliers. Our specialist in-house torque wrench calibration service ensures that torque wrenches are performing within specification and that any nut, bolt, or fastener is tightened to the correct amount. The testing of torque wrenches can be done on any ¼, […]

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Gas Testing

Gas equipment can be a hazard at work if it is not maintained properly and using unsafe equipment or failing to test equipment fully could result in accidents and serious injury in the workplace. Our expert team provide a quick and easy way to avoid the pitfalls associated with gas safety and ensure your compliance […]

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A Double Whammy!

We are thrilled to have been shortlisted as finalists in this year’s Cumbria Family Business Awards in the Retailers and Wholesalers category. Furthermore, our very own Brandon McKenzie – who is the third generation of the family to work for the business – has been shortlisted for the Employee of the Year award. You can […]

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Our Winter newsletter is here!

We are pleased to share that the latest issue of our quarterly newsletter has arrived. Our newsletter is a place for us to share all our news, supplier stories, offers, events, and general thoughts on developments within the industry and in this Winter issue we talk about the future of diesel (a hot topic in […]

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