Edition 113 January 2017

End of an era- A big farewell and thank you to Robert Jefferys



At the end of 2016, Kentec said a heartfelt goodbye to Technical Director and original veteran of Kentec Robert Jefferys. As some of you may know, back in 1985, Robert alongside Ray King set up a company in a chicken shed on a cold November’s day called Kentec Electronics. It has now grown into the internationally recognised business that it is today through the hard work and perseverance of Robert.

Although Robert has retired from his full time position at Kentec, he will still be with us on a consultancy basis and I’m sure we will still see him from time to time. Please join us in thanking Robert and wishing him all the best for the future.




Customer Announcement

Kentec Electronics has to announce that the General Manager of Sales and Marketing, Jonathan Gilbert is no longer with the company. Jonathan had been at Kentec for three years and was a great asset to the team, however the time has come for him to move on so we wish him the best of luck in his future endeavours.

In light of Jonathan’s departure, we are now requesting that any enquiries are to be sent directly to Sales. Our Sales team will be dealing with enquiries until a new Sales and Marketing Director will join the company this coming April.

Thank you for cooperation on this matter.



Change to the supply of panels




Recently we have had an increasing demand for our Fire Alarm Control Panels, which is good news for us but not such good news for you the customer with regard to lead times and ‘on-time’ delivery. Our factory has been under pressure to supply more and more panels in the same amount of time and to ensure that we can deliver your order with the quick lead time you know and love us for, we have had to change the way we supply product.

Historically when you received a panel from us it would have been manufactured specifically for your order, and if required a logo badge would have been attached to the panel on the lower right hand side. We have now changed this so that panels are supplied from stock and the logo badge is supplied separately in the packing box for you to attach yourselves. As a result of this change we are able to achieve a much faster turnaround and you will see an improvement in ‘on-time’ deliveries and lead-times. 

Initially the new system is limited to the CP,XT and AS ranges, these will be added to throughout this year.

If you have any questions or are interested in branding your panels please speak to your local BDM listed below.

Wayne Marston

Head of Sales – UK (UK Northern Area)

+44(0) 7738 928373

Kevin McCarthy

Business Development Manager (UK South Western Area)

+44(0) 7825 344133

Jason Pye

Business Development Manager (UK London & South Eastern Area)

+44(0) 7554 400803

Lee Maher

Head of Sales – EMEA

+44(0) 7557 283048

Marcel Zwarthoed

Business Development Manager (Europe)

+31(0) 623 316 829

Chris Matthews

Business Development Manager (Middle East & Africa)

+44(0) 7469 140214



Donít forget- We are exhibiting at Intersec Dubai 2017!



Kentec will be exhibiting at Intersec 2017 which takes place next week at The World Trade Centre in the Middle Eastern city of Dubai from Sunday 22nd- Tuesday 24th January 2017.

On show at our stand will be our ever popular UL/FM approved range of addressable, extinguishant and conventional panels which feature the latest and updated technology. Our innovative life safety Taktis range will also be on show and will feature our new Taktis Voice panel which will be available for live demonstrations throughout the show!

If you are attending the show then make sure you head over to Kentec’s stand to say hello and see what’s new with us or catch up with our team. You will find us in Hall 3 stand H-24. We look forward to seeing you there!


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