Record manufacturing output and inventory holding to serve increased customer demand.
Consumer demand for garden landscaping products has remained high through the lockdowns and the team at Kelkay expect this to continue when restrictions are lifted. Despite all the challenges associated with operating in a Covid-secure way, the team at Pollington have increased manufacturing capacity significantly, and have higher inventory on hand than ever before, approximately 50% more than the prior year.
Additionally, the team at Kelkay have signed a long-term lease for additional land in Pocklington which will expand inventory holding capacity by a further 25%.
“I’m so proud of the team,” said Jon Wilson, Operations Director at Kelkay. “In November last year we set a new record for manufacturing output in a single month, and we are continuing to outperform prior year performance by investing in more resources and productivity. Our pre-season customer commitments are in many cases more than double last year, and so we are doing all we can to respond to extraordinary additional demand.”