Edition 95 April 2015

We never stand still!


At Kentec we never stand still! We are always looking to improve our processes, procedures and have for the last 30 years continuously invested in our manufacturing facility.

In July last year we invested significantly in upgrading our ERP system. As a result of this investment we have been able to start enhancing our manufacturing workflow IT systems. Initially our customers will only see some small changes to the way we label product (both internally and on the outer package) and they will notice some additional barcoding on some component parts.

At this stage these changes only affect our Sigma CP, Sigma XT and Syncro AS product line but we will be rolling out the changes across the whole product range over the next few months.

Although what our customer will see in the short term is generally cosmetic, behind the scenes we have started to implement a very ambitious and comprehensive intuitive manufacturing IT system.

Over time this will benefit our customers in many ways including:

  • Shorter and more accurate lead times
  • Improved quality
  • Improvements in information updates when enquiring about orders

All of these changes have been made within our production facility to improve standardisation and increase efficiency which ultimately means we can give our customers the best service from start to finish.




New Approval for our 10.25Amp Power Supply

Kentec has released a new range of UL Approved, 10.25Amp, universal mains input, fire alarm power supply and battery charger units.

Fully Approved by UL, the K1840 range is the most powerful UL approved power supply range available.

A range of enclosure sizes is available some of which are capable of housing up to 40Ah batteries.
An intelligent, two stage, temperature compensated battery charger keeps batteries in optimum condition and maximises their performance and service life.

On board LED indications provide clear status indication and a ribbon cable connector allows extension of fault conditions to other systems if required.

Contact our sales team for more information or download a copy of the 10.25Amp Power Supply datasheet.




Meet the Internal Sales Team

The Customer Services team are available between 8.00AM – 5.00PM Monday – Friday to assist with all your queries.







Cheryl Lonergan, Karen Smith, Kirsty Hewitt 
The primary role for Cheryl, Karen and Kirsty is to provide assistance to all customers worldwide in relation to the processing of orders, standard product pricing, delivery date enquiries and general sales admin. 

Cheryl Lonergan joined Kentec in 2010 as an Operations Clerk.  Before working at Kentec Cheryl already had 10 years’ experience in a sales office. In her spare time Cheryl enjoys spoiling her three dogs to her husband’s dismay.

Karen Smith joined Kentec in 2013 as an Export Sales Coordinator and her primary role is to assist the Export Sales Team. Karen is a keen Charlton Athletic Football Club Supporter and most weekends she follows her team up and down the country.

Kirsty Hewitt joined Kentec a few years ago as a Receptionist and has now joined the Customer Services Team covering Maternity leave for Emma Wallace.  We wish Kirsty all the best in her new role. Kirsty is working towards buying her first house.

Cheryl McArdle
Cheryl McArdle joined Kentec in 1992 on a part time basis and is now the Customer Services Supervisor responsible for the Customer Services Department as well as the Despatch Department. Cheryl or Chez as she is known in the office, oversees the daily running of the Customer Services Department.



Allison Datson
Allison Datson joined Kentec in 1988 when a newly created Kentec only had 6 employees. Allison worked in the Drawing Office doing mechanical design and artwork creation. Over the years she has moved across into Operations and is now the General Manager of Operations. As well as overseeing the Customer Services Department, she is also responsible for Materials/Purchasing and the Product Engineering Departments.



FIM Expo


As you may already know, the FIM expo is taking place on Wednesday 15th April 2015 at the Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay. If you are planning to come along, why not come and visit Kentec.

FIM is not one your traditional exhibitions, as the informal format means many of the UK’s leading fire detection and alarm manufacturers can showcase their products in one place. This enables them just to focus on their industry by showcasing the latest designs, developments and top products.



Congratulations to our iPad winner!

Kentec would like to thank everyone that took part in our recent customer survey. We have reviewed all of your responses and we will take on board ways to improve and continue to deliver our UK leading fire alarm panels from start to finish.

Congratulations to Petia Simeonova, Sales Manager at Sectron based in Bulgaria, who was the winner of our customer survey competition and won herself an iPad. Thank you Petia for taking part and we hope you enjoy your new toy!


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