KAT focus on Quality

Quality, Training and Health & Safety

Gerry O'Leary photo 1

KAT was established by David Richards in 1998 and the company grew very fast thanks to marketing and manufacturing skills, combined with outstanding customer care. David is now Chairman of the KAT group of building products companies. Under his stewardship the company has continued to flourish as the demand for specialist windows and doors has increased. There are now 4 KAT manufacturing plants all making high-end, bespoke products.

In 2007, the KAT team recognised that another niche sector was fast developing in aluminium and they grasped early on that to be successful, manufacturing companies in this area have to really understand their customers’ needs and be able to demonstrate to people that they are true experts. The KAT aluminium bi-folding door has been a revelation and the company now has 2 specialist aluminium factories, in Macclesfield and Newhaven, dedicated to aluminium bifold door and aluminium triple track patio door manufacture.

PVCu and Aluminium sales have continued to grow and in 2011, the company acquired a small Joinery manufacturing specialist, Joinerman.

The company is circa 75 people strong today and boasts a number of the extended Richards’ family and many local families, most of whom are long-serving team members. The company has a very low staff turnover and is proud to be an Investor in People, in the truest sense.

Commerical Directory Chris Powell said “KAT is probably the only company in the UK manufacturing ‘made to measure’ bifold doors and patio doors in Timber, PVCu  and Aluminium. With continuing growth in demand from KAT customers and to ensure we continue to maintain our quality, we are delighted that Gerry O’Leary has joined the KAT Management Team as Quality, Training and Health & Safety Manager”.

Gerry said “Having worked in quality engineering and training in the past, I am looking forward to ensuring KAT continues to improve on product quality and ensuring deliveries are made on time and in full. In addition to this, I will identify training needs within the company and maintain and improve our Health & Safety processes throughout”.

Telephone KAT on 01625 439666 or email enquiries@katuk.co.uk