In a bid to help customer-facing environments and businesses which require close contact with employees, Kanya UK are launching their latest application, barrier screens for retail, to help the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.

The screens are manufactured using the Kanya aluminium profile system. They can be custom designed to any height or width required for your counter area, workspace or checkout, and can stand on the counter top or be full height from the floor. A space between the underside of the frame and the counter surface allows for documents, receipts etc. to be passed from one side to another. They can hold either polycarbonate panels or aluminium panels for privacy, or a mixture of both. Both can be printed with your logo or design, a notice or warning sign.

Need an adaption? The Kanya aluminium profile system makes this easy, and additional profiles and accessories can be provided to meet the ever-changing environment.

All surfaces can be wiped down and are non-porous, making them effective in maintaining hygiene.

The barrier screens can be made quickly and efficiently at our factory in Romsey, with staff under strict social distancing in order to maintain production.

Our sales team are working remotely, so please get in touch and they can provide a quotation for your requirements. The screens can be made and shipped to you in the UK within 48 hours.

Find out more about our new barrier screens in our video:


Kanya UK offers a number of lighting solutions for your workbench.

Overhead lighting

Warm LED lighting panels are used to create the ideal ambient task lighting. These can be provided in various sizes to suit the working space being illuminated below, and ensures no shadowing occurs.

Signal light system

A traffic light system can be displayed on the top of each workstation, controlled by colour coded buttons for the operator. As their parts stock falls low, the operator can signal to the Operations Manager by pressing the amber light button. The red button can be deployed for a red warning light if the operator has completely run out of an item, or if there is a problem with production and help is required.

The signal light system can also be controlled by Bluetooth through an app, which the Production Manager can have installed on their phone, for remote operation.

Novus task lighting

Novus offer the Novus Attenzia range of lighting, that can be clamped to the workbench for closer working.

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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.


Ahead of the Southern Manufacturing Show, we bring you our Kanya UK Newsletter February 2019.

In this newsletter, we feature the latest applications from our clients and within the factory, including enclosures, trolleys and panelling.

And we’ve some projects closer to home to report on, as we have recently constructed a clean room with sliding door in our factory.

As part of our parent company Thinking Space Systems new production line being installed, the clean room will house a brand new digital printer.

Soon, we will be able to offer printed panels to our Kanya customers too. So logos, designs and surface finishes could be added to your partitioning, enclosures, panelling, cabinets and more!

We also review our demonstrations for the Southern Manufacturing Show this year.

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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!