Kent metalworking firm boosts laser cutting offering via KMD acquisition

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MJA Metalwork, based in Kent, UK, has acquired Kent Metal Developments (KMD), one of the UK’s leading sheet-metalwork and fabrication companies, operating for over 31 years.

The acquisition will improve MJA's offering by bringing a fully experienced team, along with a range of CNC laser cutting, bending and powder coating equipment, into its current operation.

“KMD’s knowledgeable team and machinery provide an exciting opportunity to strengthen what we can offer our clients", said Mike Allen, managing director of MJA Metalwork. "As well as structural steel, balustrades, balconies and staircases, we now have laser-cutting, precision bending and full surface-finishing capabilities. This improves what we can offer our customers by bringing the full manufacturing process in-house and making us more effective. It's now just one call to us to get the whole job done. I’m particularly pleased that we were able to secure all the jobs from this acquisition and operate within the caring values that got our family business to where it is today. Nobody will be left out as we move forward together, expanding UK metalwork in the South East and positioning ourselves as a leader for all kinds of metalwork requirements”.

Phil Chapman, director of KMD, commented that “Joining MJA Metalwork and the parent MJAllen Group provides a huge amount of opportunity for my team and the clients that we’ve been working with for many years. We look forward to adding to the excellent knowledge and skills that are already present”.

Welcomed as safe-guarding jobs and promoting business growth after Covid, this acquisition will see MJA Metalwork grow to a projected turnover of £4.5m from a new team of forty staff.

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