Local Steel and Cladding company KR Group announces exciting expansion.
Despite the recent pandemic and the current economic challenges, KR Group has thrived and continues to be recognised nationally for it’s contributions to local communities and environmental initiatives.
More recently, KR Group were named as finalists in the 2023 Northern Star Business Awards, for Inspiring Futures and Driving Sustainability. Our cladding work, on behalf of CHAP Construction, for the renovation of Northfield Swimming Pool was also shortlisted for the upcoming 2022 Façade UK finals.
“It’s been a challenging few years for almost all UK businesses,” says Nicola, Business Director. “We’ve worked very hard to ensure that KR Group has continued to grow and be able to offer jobs and opportunities.”
In another step forward, KR Group has made a deal with a fellow local business to purchase their metal fabrication department.
Currently, KR Steel manufactures structural and supporting steel products and then outsources the sheet metal products we install. By acquiring new sheet metal fabrication equipment through the sale, we will now also be able to fabricate our own sheet metal products such as cladding panels, gutters, louvers, and flashings.
“We welcome this expansion of our existing fabrication service and the opportunities it will bring,” explains Kenny Robertson, Managing Director of KR Group.
“KR Group can now offer a full metal fabrication service, and our team looks forward to working with existing clients as well as the new ones we acquire through this transition.”
The expansion into sheet metal fabrication will also allow us to upscale our circular economic initiative KR Bon Reduction, which sees us repurpose discarded cladding panels by stripping the metal skins and using the remaining rigid insulation for new products. We plan to use the repurposed PIR Board to line sheet metal products such as insulated gutter systems.