Kyal Employs Experienced UK Sales Manager
Regarded as one of the most prestigious machine tool suppliers in the UK, Kyal Machine Tools Limited has now appointed Mr Kevin Jones as the new UK Sales Manager.
Joining the Market Harborough business at the start of September, Kevin hit the ground running with an immediate trip to EMO Hannover to investigate the new innovations from principal suppliers WFL Technologies; Weiler; Hembrug and Willemin Macodel.
With over 35 years industry experience, Kevin started his career as a shop floor apprentice and progressed through several prestigious machine shops prior to moving into application engineering with a well-known machine tool builder. After cutting his teeth on the shop floor and subsequently as an applications engineer, Kevin moved into machine tool sales, spending over 25 years working with several world leading machine tool builders and earning a reputation for understanding and delivering the most suitable solutions for the end users.
Commenting upon Kevin’s appointment, Managing Director of Leicestershire based Kyal Machine Tools, Mr Simon Pollard said: “I worked closely with Kevin many years ago and his attention to detail, relentless work ethic and expertise in all facets of machine tools and the manufacturing industry made this appointment an obvious choice. Kevin has joined Kyal Machine Tools to underpin our already impressive sales growth in recent years and to enhance customer experience and understanding of the potential of the high-end solutions available from Kyal Machine Tools.”
“Kevin has years of experience in dealing with the bespoke demands of the aerospace, motorsport, medical, automotive, defense and oil & gas industries, which are all key markets for our high-end brands. Unlike other machine tool vendors, our portfolio is very specialised and targeted to the specific applications of end users. For example, the WFL Millturn Technologies brand is fully focused on high-end mill/turn ‘one-hit’ high added-value manufacturing whereas our Hembrug turning centres are purposely to produce micron precision parts. Additionally, the Swiss built Willemin-Macodel brand is right at the cutting edge of made-to-measure machining solutions for complex, very high precision workpieces. With such tailored solutions, an engineer of Kevin’s experience is a necessity for a business like Kyal; but more importantly a prerequisite for dealing with our prestigious blue-chip customer base.”