50 Years Of Service - Two Kenrick Staff Complete Milestone

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Celebrations have been taking place at Kenrick as two members of the team celebrate a whopping 50 years’ service each. Nash Singh Ranue and Davinder Kaur both joined the hardware supplier in 1971.

Both Ranue and Kaur were just 16 when they started. Product development engineer Ranue began as an apprentice but his engineering talent was soon spotted and he moved into product development. Ranue, who develops and tests Kenrick’s protypes and finished products, also spends a lot of time working alongside customers, helping them to understand and trial new products. He has been behind the development some of Kenrick’s best-known flagship products, including the Excalibur window lock. Excalibur is now one of Kenrick’s best sellers, with the firm selling around 500,000 sets of the shootbolts a year.

Assembly operative Kaur has worked in many different departments on the shop floor, including machining, assembly and packing. Many members of Kaur’s family have also worked at Kenrick, including her husband, brother and sister-in-law. she is part of Kenrick’s 16-strong operative team and literally, millions of Kenrick castors and hardware products have passed through her hands during her five decades at Kenrick.

Kaur says: “Kenrick is like a second home to me and I have been very happy here for the last 50 years. There is a genuine family feel about the business and everyone is really supportive of each other – it almost doesn’t feel like I’m coming to work.”

Andy White, operations manager at Kenrick, adds: “There are so few companies today that have family values and even fewer that have loyal staff who have served for half a century! Nash and Davinder have both been a tremendous asset to the business throughout their careers. Congratulations to them both on such an achievement.”


Picture: Davinder Kaur, Andy White and Nash Singh Ranue.

Article written by Cathryn Ellis
16th December 2021


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