Last week, Kanya UK exhibited at the Mach Show, held at the NEC Birmingham. Being our first time exhibiting at this event, and at short notice, we took up the challenge, joining the other 600 companies exhibiting there. What a show it turned out to be! Here are our Mach Show 2018 Highlights.

Spread over 5 days, there was something for anyone interested in manufacturing. The event was reported to have been attended by over 25,000 visitors in the previous event in 2016, and visitor numbers were set to top that.

Some great publicity surrounded the event, as Ben Ainslie opened the exhibition. Another highlight was a feature on BBC Breakfast Business News. News correspondent Steph McGovern, a former engineering apprentice for Black & Decker, presented her slot live from the Education and Development Zone at the exhibition on day 2. One of the key features of MACH 2018 from previous years, was the Education and Development Zone. This attracted a stream of young people of both genders throughout the week, but especially on the Friday, which was the day designated to focus on careers.

For Kanya UK, we demonstrated our electric height adjustable workbench example at stand H30-838 and came armed with samples and accessories for our visitors to tinker with.

It was good to see some of our clients also exhibiting at the event. Fanuc, in particular, were demonstrating a robot enclosure, constructed using the Kanya aluminium build system (see photo below).

So thank you to all those who visited our stand last week. And if we haven’t got in touch with you yet, please bear with us, we will be!


Last week, our colleagues from Kanya Switzerland made a welcome visit to our factory. Unfortunately, the weather was not as welcoming to our visitors as our team here. With heavy downpours, it was a typical English day, as we headed towards the long Easter weekend break.

As well as bringing with them some exciting new developments to the Kanya range, including the new box lifter brochure, we discovered that the brand new Kanya brochure was also on it’s way, ahead of the Mach Show the following week. It was also a great opportunity to meet Kanya’s new Marketing representative, Kunsang Chopathar, who accompanied Kanya’s Managing Director Patrik Muller and President Andre Muller on the visit (see photo).

A kind gesture of Swiss chocolate was also well received, and donated to the Easter raffle which was held during their visit.

For a copy of any of our new brochures, download them here, or get in touch and we’ll send you a copy.

Our spring newsletter 2018 is now available to download.

In this newsletter, we feature a case study example featuring roof top tent innovations.

We also highlight the latest projects being assembled in our factory, with a busy spring in progress, there’s lots to talk about.

Introducing once again, the latest resources now available from Kanya are the brand new ErgoPlace brochure available to download from our website.

We’ll also be giving out these brochures and demonstrating our workbench solution at the Mach Exhibition from the 9th to the 13th April. See us at stand H20-838 for the five day event, with our sales specialists available to illustrate the many possibilities offered by the Kanya aluminium profile system.

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Kanya UK are excited to announce that the new Ergoplace brochure is now available.

The brochure illustrates how Kanya can create an efficient working solution with its ergonomic workbenches, ideal for assembly and production lines.

Height adjustment, lighting and work surfaces are all considered when creating a productive workbench, and with the Kanya system, fully customised solutions are encouraged, in addition to standard versions which are available.

The workbenches are modular and flexible and offer a range of accessories to create further space savings.

Accessories include:

  • The Klink is a tray suspension system for storage of tools  and creates order and efficiency.
  • Shelving, cabinets, document holders and equipment holders can be provided.
  • Connection for power, data and compressed air can be provided on the desk space to aid workflow.
  • Crate lifting devices
  • Material shuttles

See an example of the workbench at next months’ Mach Exhibition at stand H20-838.

Download or request a copy of our brochure  and get in touch for a free design and quotation for your workbench solution.


Kanya UK are pleased to announce that they are to exhibit at Mach Exhibition 2018.

Held from the 9th – 13th April at the NEC in Birmingham, Kanya UK will be taking up stand H20-838 at the show.

The exhibition, held every two years, is the UK’s premier manufacturing technologies event, dealing specifically with engineering based manufacturing. As well as bringing together the best innovations and developments to come from UK manufacturing sectors, it is also a great chance to network with over 600 companies exhibiting there.

This will be Kanya UK’s first time exhibiting at this event, and the Kanya Sales Specialists are primed and ready to meet over 25,000 expected visitors to the show.

At the stand, H20-838, they will be demonstrating a large range of Kanya aluminium profiles and accessories, as well as the connector system which ensures the Kanya elements join together with ease. Some example applications will also be on display to illustrate the types of projects the Kanya application can be used for. A lab car example shows how test rigs can be built using the build system. This is a perfect illustration of an application, and relevant following last weeks’ publicity surrounding Riversimple’s hydrogen fuel cell car which Kanya UK provided test rigs for.

Also on display will be an example of a workbench which is electrically height adjustable and can be customised to suit the workflow required.

The Kanya Product Specialists will be available throughout the 5 day event to offer advice on your application and the services that Kanya UK can provide.

See us at stand H20-838. For more information about the event, please visit the Mach Exhibition website

This week, we were delighted to receive photos of a recently completed project from a client, which proved “Kanya Camper?…yes we can!”

The project was for iKamper, an innovative company specialising in roof top tents, who aim to bring the freedom of travelling and the outdoors into our lives.  Their requirement was for a framework built from Kanya aluminium profiles to fit inside a trailer. The framework is designed to take the loading of their roof top tent as well as the campers sleeping within.

The roof top tent innovation, called Skycamp, is usually fixed to the roof of a vehicle, however with the trailer addition, more campers can be accommodated…and quickly too, as the roof top tent can be set up in less than 1 minute.

iKamper are exhibiting this latest innovation at this weeks’ Camping and Caravan Show at the NEC (see photo below).

We look forward to finding out how the trailer tent went down with visitors…just another application idea from Kanya UK!


“Hot off the press”, our Kanya Newsletter February 2018 is here! Featuring the latest project application examples which we’ve been working on in our factory, there is plenty of inspiration for your next project.

From trolleys, to machine guards, turntables and exhibition display frames, we have assembled these in our factory during the last few months, before being delivered to our clients.

We are looking forward to showing the many possible applications at this weeks’ Southern Manufacturing Show. Held from the 6th to the 8th February at stand A205, we will be demonstrating our electric height adjustable workbench, a lab car prototype and display cabinet. Stand A205 is itself made from the Kanya aluminium profile system. We will also have extrusion examples available and our two Kanya Product Specialists, waiting to offer some advice and assist you with your project requirements.

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After the Christmas shutdown, we’re up and running again in the factory in January with lots of interesting project applications to manufacture and despatch to our clients.

First up, a turntable created for a client in the industrial automation industry. The turntable was designed to be heavy duty to support loads of up to 100kg and therefore, heavy duty Kanya profiles were used to create the hexagonal structure which sits on the floor (see image below)

The next project of worthy mention is a mechanical Lifting Trolley. The trolley, on castors, has roller stoppers to negate the need for lifting items in place. The trolley framework is created from Kanya profiles with cladding material used for the base. To adjust the height of the trolley base for lifting equipment, a hand crank with pump is used (see image above).

Finally, not a Kanya project of sorts, but worth a mention, the Kanya exhibition stand was being constructed this week in the factory. With preparations in full swing, an important mockup of the stand was required prior to the event, the Southern Manufacturing Exhibition. Kanya UK will be exhibiting a whole range of applications at stand A205 in the brand new exhibition hall at Farnborough, from the 6rd to the 8th February 2018.

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Above: Heavy Duty Turntable


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Above: Assembling the Kanya UK exhibition stand

Kanya UK are pleased to announce that the electric height adjustable workbench returns once more on demonstration…

The workbench, along with other application examples, as well as our Kanya Product Sales Specialists, will be exhibiting at next months’ Southern Manufacturing Show.

For Kanya UK, this must be our 13th appearance at the event, remembering the original venue at Thorpe Park, before it moved locations to Farnborough. However, this year is a landmark year for the show, which Kanya UK are excited to be part of. Not only is it’s 20th anniversary, but a brand new purpose built hall at Farnborough will be it’s new home.

The Southern Manufacturing Show remains to be the place to meet some of Europe’s top engineering specialists. As in the case of Kanya UK, it is the ideal opportunity to showcase the aluminium assembly system and illustrate with examples what can be achieved. The height adjustable workbench, which was launched at last Septembers’ Northern Manufacturing Show, will be demonstrated, accessorised with a number of handy space-saving solutions for your workflow. In addition, a test rig example; a lab car assembly can be seen as well as a selection of the range themselves. Get to grips yourself with the system and you will find an easy to use, clever connecting solution, which will help you build frames with ease.

Our Kanya Product Specialists will be on hand to offer advice on your intended application, and with our award-winning free design service, your project can be realised.

Look out for our Kanya-built stand, Stand A205 at the Southern Manufacturing Show from the 6th to the 8th February 2018.

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Kanya UK have been exhibiting great service when they provided an aluminium framework support system for an exhibition stand builder recently.

Constantly working on new ways to break the mould, Coventry-based Priority Exhibitions approached Kanya UK to help them with a particular bespoke exhibition display. They had been commissioned to build a large double sided touch screen unit for Siemens and so turned to Kanya Product Specialist Steve Taylor for advice on an aluminium framework support solution. The idea was to support nearly 3/4 of a ton of touch screen units using a modular system that could be assembled on site with pin point accuracy and speed.

Once the final design had been agreed and drawings approved, Kanya UK provided a kit of parts for the Priority Exhibition team to assemble on site.

Lewis Walters, Managing Director of Priority Exhibitions explained “Kanya not only provided a great solution in terms of product, they also worked on the structural design and helped us develop all support and fixing requirements. With prompt delivery and all round great customer support, I would not hesitate in recommending Kanya UK and Thinking Space Systems to anyone who needs a can-do approach from their suppliers. It’s not always what you supply it’s how you supply it.”


The Kanya aluminium framework being assembled to create the exhibition display