Responding to the need for sneezeguards during the COVID-19 pandemic, Kanya UK have provided sneezeguards for The Kay Group (UK) Ltd., keeping staff and customers safe.

The Kay Group  is an industry multiple award-winning company in the fields of design, innovation and customer service.  It is one of the North West’s leading petrol retailers, operating through 19 developed high volume 24hr petrol retail outlets, all with convenience stores and car washing facilities.  Shell, BP, Texaco and Spar are the Company’s principle suppliers along with in store retailing partners Greggs, Subway and Costa.

Kanya UK were tasked with supplying 30 sneezeguards at 20 different sites. The Sneezeguards were supplied as a kit of parts, cut to size with connectors fitted and the polycarbonate infill panels ready to use. Plastic end caps were supplied to cover over any exposed extrusions. Allen key tooling was provided to allow the frame to be assembled by The Kay Group at each site.

Managing Director of The Kay Group, Richard Cox, is delighted with the new screens. ‘Just thought I would drop you a note to say thank you for the speed of processing the order and also how impressed I am with the quality of the manufacture of the screens…They have been easy to put up!’

The group employs over 240 personnel and provides a local based service to over 200,000 customers a week. Thanks to the screens, they can continue to operate safely, keeping staff in employment, supplying goods and services to customers, and protecting the NHS.

Kanya UK can provide custom sneezeguards to meet your exact requirements, with easy self assembly at your premises safely and efficiently.

Find out more…


We would like to reassure all our Kanya UK customers, existing and potential, that due to the recent events surrounding COVID-19, we have put in place plans to ensure we can continue with all operations without interruption to our service levels.

It’s business as usual for us, and here’s yet more reassurance for you as we continue to help you with your business….

Our shelves aren’t empty

We hold a large stock of profiles and accessories in our factory in Hampshire.

We have a healthy supply chain

Kanya products are supplied by Kanya in Switzerland, and we have assurance that there are no difficulties in supplying stock to the UK.

Online ordering

Our staff are available to take orders but don’t forget you can also order online for your convenience!

Applications

We are experienced in the supply of custom enclosures and clean rooms, and offer a free design and quotation service.

Find out more about our applications

Consultations

Our sales specialists are always remote workers, so you’ll find them where they always have been!
Get in touch with them and they can arrange video or phone calls to help the consultation process.


Missed us at the Southern Manufacturing event this year? Have no fear, we will be back in two months for the next event on the calendar, the Mach Show.

Kanya UK will be appearing at the Mach Show at stand 6-724, in the UK Supply Chain area at the NEC in Birmingham.

This two-yearly event is the UK’s largest exhibition for the manufacturing industry, held over 5 days from the 20th -24th April 2020.

Kanya UK exhibited here for the first time in 2018, where we occupied a moderate stand.

This year, we’ve gone bigger and better, which has allowed us to bring even more product applications to our stand to demonstrate to you. We’ll be one of over 600 exhibitors here, connecting UK manufacturing engineers, decision-makers, buyers and specifiers with suppliers like Kanya UK.

What to expect

At our stand 6-724, we will be focusing on our workbench and workplace systems, suitable for manufacturing, packaging and assembly production lines.

An example of the ErgoPlace workbench, combined with mobile parts trolley and roller conveyor will be demonstrated alongside a further workbench, to create a production line effect at the stand.

Our focus is also on our new printing production line, where we can demonstrate that enclosures can be printed with logos, patterns and images to achieve a corporate look.

We will also have a range of ergonomic accessories for the manufacturing workplace. From monitor mounts, to tablet holders, lighting and tool holders, we can show you a whole host of examples, as well as the complete range from our Novus UK colleagues.

Meet the team

Our sales specialists Tony Ferreira and Steve Taylor will be available throughout the 5 day event to explain the advantages of using the Kanya profile system for industrial builds, as well as demonstrating our workplace systems.

The possibilities with the Kanya profile system don’t just stop at workbenches. The team can show examples of applications ranging from test rigs to enclosures and frameworks.

The stand

We’ll be able to show you our latest stand design, featuring the Kanya profile system as well as large format digital printing displays which clad the framework.

Register for the event

Register for the event hereand we’ll look forward to welcoming you to our stand 6-724 in the UK Supply Chain Zone, Hall 6.

 


Kanya UK are pleased to be able to confirm their upcoming events in 2020.

The year will kick off with our attendance once again at the Southern Manufacturing Show, at Farnborough International from the 11th to the 13th February 2020. We will be taking stand K200 this year, and will be looking forward to demonstrating our range of ergonomic workbench designs and workflow efficiencies at the stand.

A regular “gig” of ours, we’ve been attending the show for some 12 years now, and it never fails to satisfy. In the early days, we attended with our aluminium stand, an example in itself, and over the years, we’ve transformed it by powdercoating in our corporate colours. Next year, we’re set for an even bigger improvement on the stand, demonstrating to you the possibilities that can be achieved for stand designs.

Looking back in the early days, a regular feature of ours was Goliath, an aluminium profile model. Goliath retired from exhibitions back in 2017, but he still graces us with his presence in our reception demo area back at our headquarters in Romsey.

The early days saw different sales specialists on the stand, who are still with the company today. Do you recognise any of them? Where are they now?

 

 

From 2017, our Kanya double-act,Tony Ferreira and Steve Taylor, above right, took visitors by storm with their welcoming attitude and passion for aluminium. The double-act will be returning for all our upcoming events in 2020, rest assured.

Our second confirmed event is Mach 2020. Held every two years, this is our second appearance. We’ll be occupying stand 6-724 from the 20th to the 24th April, hoping to meet new clients from the north of the country.

The last event attracted over 25,000 visitors with over 500 exhibitors in attendance from engineering-based manufacturing backgrounds. With a larger stand this year, using our own aluminium framework, we’re looking forward to bringing our workbench applications along to demonstrate.

Further details for both these events will be available towards the end of the year.

But for now, save the dates!


We introduce you to our mobile assembly workbenches. This latest workbench design from Kanya UK originated from a requirement by our own team. With our factory reorganisation taking place earlier in the year to accommodate the new printing clean room, we recognised a need for our workshop operatives’ workbenches to be mobile. This would then allow flexibility to move the benches around to accommodate larger assemblies for Kanya and more consoles for Thinking Space.

And so the mobile assembly workbenches were born!

Design

These workbenches combine a mix of the Kanya aluminium profiles with the TSS Core Assembly System for the framework, and Evolution media wall components for the front profiles and feet. The large laminated worktop is overhung to create the maximum flat workspace possible. Two large drawers are provided under the worktop, for operatives to store their essential tools.

Personalisation

Cladding panels are fixed at either end of the leg assemblies, which now give rise to the option to print on, thanks to our new digital printing process. So, a logo, surface print or even personalisation of the workbench with the employees name, photo or their favourite pet, can be added in future!

Electric height adjustment

Not only are the workbenches mobile thanks to locking casters, they are electrically height adjustable too. Fitted with a control paddle, the desk controls are activated by gently tilting to move the desk up or down.  Pre-set positions can be added, so that height adjustment is automated, as well as sit/stand reminders throughout the working day.

For greater personalisation, the Linak App can be downloaded from the App store, from which you can control the desk height. Just connect your device to the desk from your mobile or tablet by bluetooth, and you can adjust the height in real-time, set up your memory positions, or view your sit/stand goals.

Battery operation

Due to the need for the assembly workbenches to be mobile, a high performance 2.15 Ah battery pack is fitted, which is compatible with the Linak electrical actuator. With a warning audible alarm and LED indicator bar, it will remind you when it is time to recharge. It recharges simply by plugging in a mains cable to the control box or removing and recharging with an external power supply. When fully recharged, these provide around 225 cycles of movement before needing to be recharged. Our workshop operatives have found that a single charge can last several weeks, depending on use and weight of items being lifted.

Parts trolley

As part of the workbench set up, a mobile parts trolley was also manufactured for the team. Delivering shared tools and parts to the workbench areas when needed, it has ensured an effective, efficient working area for our operatives.

Find out more about our Mobile Assembly Workbench solution and request a quotation here.


Last week, Kanya UK experienced summertime with the Swiss, when we visited the Kanya HQ for a commercial review.

Having freshly landed on Swiss soil, Paul and Suzanne were greeted and treated to traditional Swiss fayre al fresco by our hosts Andre and Patrik from Kanya. With a warm and balmy evening panning out, we mooched around the lake. We took in scenes of leisure and relaxation, soaking up the atmosphere and taking in vantage points along the route (photo above).

Our hotel was previously home to the Bleiche textile industry. The cotton weaving mill dates back to 1853, with the chimney and many of the original features of the factory in preservation since its’ closure in 1988.

Awakening to a bright and sunny Swiss morning, we set off early to the Kanya headquarters in Ruti, where a warm welcome and strong coffee awaited us.

With a packed presentation day, we learnt of new developments within the company, with Marketing Manager Kunsang taking us through her latest project; they are launching a new website  soon! We were taken on a tour of the factory, spread over a number of floors. This gave us the opportunity to experience the efficient organisation of the workspace and the array of builds being constructed. We were able to review the demonstration area, which included examples of the KanyaSafe sliding door system and the ErgoPlace ergonomic workbench with several configurations set up.

After a delicious lunch and a Swiss language lesson, we headed back to the factory to round off our review.

With the weather hitting the upper twenties even in the late afternoon, there was only one thing to do in such a climate. A cold glass of beer beckoned around Lake Zurich, after taking in the sights of the historic town of Rupperswil, before heading our way back through vineyard-covered terraces by train to the airport.

 


Kanya UK can proudly announce that they can now print onto panel materials with your logo, image or chosen finish as part of an investment into a new production line for parent company Thinking Space Systems.

The story so far…

Back in December last year, Thinking Space Systems were awarded government funding to contribute towards a new flatbed digital printer, lacquering machine and clean room to house the new production facility.

But why?

Thinking Space Systems, who manufacture bespoke technical furniture, use aluminium composite panels in the construction of their builds. After recognising a reliance on a third party outside of the UK to supply finishes for the composite panels, which was continually being reduced, Thinking Space sought funding from the Solent Enterprise Partnership. After being awarded the funding, the work began to implement the new production line.

Our offering

Now we can print onto aluminium composite panels, foamex and polycarbonate, so ideal for a whole host of projects. So whether it is for a workstation or enclosure or even display graphics for exhibition stands, we can print using your supplied artwork, even at large format.

In addition, we now have 24 surface finishes in the form of textures and patterns to offer as standard. These include gradients, graphic shapes and even natural finishes to compliment your project or corporate branding. As an extra service, we’ll even colour match your corporate identity for you.

Check out our Thinking Space Systems website for the range of finishes available, and try out our console configuration tool too.

Keep checking back on our news page here for some great case study examples as our new services unfold.

Get in touch…

If you have a project you’d like to discuss with us or would like to know more about our printing services, please get in touch.


Our Kanya production team are firmly in their new position following our factory reorganisation.

Due to the installation of a brand new production line for parent company Thinking Space Systems Ltd, the factory has seen lots of changes in recent weeks. A new clean room has been installed to house new printing equipment. This will form the basis of the new production line, coming soon. Thinking Space production colleagues have been relocated, with brand new height adjustable workbenches and parts trolleys, all created from a combination of the Kanya aluminium build system and Evolution media wall system.

The Kanya production team too have brand new workbenches, which are custom designed to suit assembly and packing of aluminium profiles to fulfill our customers’ orders. Their parts store has been rebranded with new display boards too.

kanya-workbenches

And Kanya UK are also responsible for the new clean room for the printing production line. The enclosure has two large sliding doors, which operate smoothly…as demonstrated in our video.

 

We’re looking forward to seeing the clean room completed with specially designed printed panels installed around the exterior.

Elsewhere in the factory, we’ve been mocking up our exhibition stand, made from Kanya aluminium profiles, ready for the Southern Manufacturing Show Stand B215 from the 5th to the 7th February.

We look forward to seeing you there!


The new Ergoplace workbench solution offered by Kanya has been demonstrated at a number of exhibitions during the last year by Kanya UK, with an overview brochure accompanying it.

Now we are delighted to announce the publication of the brand new complete workstation brochure – Ergoplace.  An excellent resource allowing you to create your ergonomic workbench, this brochure takes you from an initial ergonomic assessment of your workstation through to defining a customised solution using our modular systems, then accessorising it to meet your particular needs.

When considering an economic workspace, its’ height is a main consideration. The Ergoplace offers height adjustment for sit/stand working. The work surface is available in different materials with tools and equipment being located within easy reach.

Finally, lighting your workspace is paramount, so we have a range of lighting options for task lighting as well as overhead lighting.

Adding to the efficiency of your production line, the ErgoLifter (page 26) is the perfect accompaniment. Move your boxes or containers from floor to work station automatically with the ErgoLifter, which has sensors for height detection and can lift loads up to 200kg.

The brochure provides examples of a typical workstation for an assembly line, test and measuring workbench and packaging workstation, with a whole host of accessories to site tools and equipment conveniently.

A handy checklist is included, to build your workstation requirements with, before contacting us for a quotation from our ever-helpful sales specialists.

For more information, download a copy of the new Ergoplace Complete brochure, or get in touch for a printed copy.


The Kanya aluminium profile system is perfect for creating enclosures for CMM, measuring and optical testing equipment. Our enclosures ensure that precision equipment is protected from dirt, dust and damage within a busy factory environment.

Custom design service

We offer a free comprehensive design service using AutoCad Inventor, so customised enclosures are not a problem. A full site survey is offered as part of the consultation service and 2D/3D renders are created for your approval at proposal stage. This enables you to visualise your enclosure and ensure that your equipment will be accommodated as well as accessed within the factory. Designs can be fitted closely around your equipment, ensuring your enclosure takes up the minimum of space.

Materials and Features

Enclosures are constructed using Kanya aluminium profiles which are assembled with our exclusive connectors, making up the Kanya PVS connection system. Cladding panels using 4mm clear or opal polycarbonate can be fitted, or alternatively coloured panels to suit your branding, health and safety or particular needs. These panels can also be removed for access to your equipment. Accessories and features such as handles, casters, hinges, lighting, positive air pressure, power supplies and locks can be added.

Assembly and Inspection

We assemble enclosure projects within our factory first, and clients are welcome to visit us to inspect their enclosures. This ensures that you the client get exactly what you want and there are no nasty surprises when the enclosure arrives on site. We can deliver and install the enclosure for you too, thanks to our experienced installation team.

 Benefits

The benefits of a Kanya enclosure for your CMM, measuring and optical testing equipment are:-

  • Protection of your equipment from the shop floor environment
  • Visually appealing and can be branded for corporate identity
  • Free design service with customised designs from experienced draughtspeople
  • Easy installation and relocation if necessary
  • Installation service offered

Browse our enclosures gallery for inspiration and if you have an enclosure project you’d like to discuss with us, please get in touch.