To further develop M&K Units by expanding its market share in tandem with upgrading its production capacity by investing in new manufacturing equipment.
The promoter M&K Units is a creator and manufacturer of bespoke kitchen units based at Hillsborough Co Down. This partnership business was founded in 1977 by Linda and Robert Kerr with their son Geoffrey subsequently joining the partnership and who now manages production operations at the firm’s premises on Edenticullo Rd Hillsborough. The signature product range also includes bedroom and bathroom furniture with hand-painted solid wood doors and specialising in corian, granite, solid wood and quartz work surfaces. Research indicated an opportunity to significantly increase manufacturing output and design options through investment in the latest kitchen design technology.
Funded under Axis 3, through Lagan Rural Partnership, the promoter purchased a CNC Beam Saw and CNC Edge Bander and implementation of a marketing plan.
The promoter is also able to offer customers a packaged service including tilers, electricians, plumbers and builders on a sub-contract basis. The firm continue to place environmental considerations at the forefront of production and operate an energy efficient wood-burning heating system in the factory using wood shavings & cuttings from the manufacturing process.
The project has created 2 new FTE posts and annual sales income is increasing.