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KR Group to expand the business
Aberdeenshire-based Steel and Cladding company KR Group has announced an exciting expansion.
Despite the recent pandemic and the current economic challenges, KR Group has thrived and continues to be recognised nationally for their contributions to local communities and environmental initiatives.
More recently, KR Group were named as finalists in the 2023 Northern Star Business Awards, for Inspiring Futures and Driving Sustainability. Their cladding work, on behalf of CHAP Construction, for the renovation of Northfield Swimming Pool has also been shortlisted for the upcoming 2022 Façade UK finals.
“It’s been a challenging few years for almost all UK businesses,” says Nicola Fraser, Business Director. “We’ve worked very hard to ensure that KR Group has continued to grow and be able to offer jobs and opportunities.”
In another step forward, KR Group has made a deal with a fellow local business to purchase their metal fabrication department.
Currently, KR Steel manufactures structural and supporting steel products and then outsources the sheet metal products they install. By acquiring new sheet metal fabrication equipment through the sale, KR Group will now also be able to fabricate their own sheet metal products such as cladding panels, gutters, louvers, and flashings.
“We welcome this expansion of our existing fabrication service and the opportunities it will bring,” explains Kenny Robertson, Managing Director of KR Group.
“KR Group can now offer a full metal fabrication service, and our team looks forward to working with existing clients as well as the new ones we acquire through this transition.”
The expansion into sheet metal fabrication will also allow KR Group to upscale their circular economic initiative KR Bon Reduction, which sees them repurpose discarded cladding panels by stripping the metal skins and using the remaining rigid insulation for new products. They plan to use the repurposed PIR Board to line sheet metal products such as insulated gutter systems
CeeD member KR Group was initially founded as KR Steel in 2003, by husband-and-wife team Kenny Robertson and Nicola Fraser. Over the years, the business has grown to encompass KR Steel, KR Cladding, and KR Solutions.
KR Group services a variety of clients across the UK. It’s headquarters, based in Aberdeenshire, includes an office building, repurposing shed for cladding waste, and state-of-the-art steel fabrication facility. They have approximately 50 employees across the several divisions.