Ktwo invest in British Farming throughout COVID-19
23rd February 2021
Ktwo is a leading British manufacturer of farming machinery with factories based in Buckinghamshire and Hampshire and the company has invested significantly in supporting British Farming throughout the past 12 months during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ktwo has adapted and continued to grow rapidly during the past year to ensure it supplies and supports British Farmers who are feeding the nation with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
‘’We are doing everything we can to support the industry during these difficult times. We have been fortunate to have seen a 35% increase in sales in 2020 and that has allowed us to be able to invest substantially back into the industry to provide the best innovation, support, and service to our customers.’’ Explains Robbie Polson, Ktwo Managing Director.
Ktwo purchased Warwick Trailers in 2019 to increase the size of it’s production facilities to nearly 80,000 square foot, giving the company space to produce more muck spreaders and to be able to offer a complete range of trailers across the agricultural industry.
‘’The purchase of the Warwick Trailers was a significant milestone for us and has helped us to continue to grow even with the difficulties of the pandemic,’’ continues Robbie, ‘’We have continued to recruit and have grown to a team of nearly 70 staff. ‘’
Ktwo recently won Leading Innovators in Agricultural Machinery 2020 in BUILD Magazine’s 2020 Construction & Engineering Awards which is a testament to the company’s product innovation this year.
During 2020 the company improved it’s muck spreader range by redesigning the Ktwo Evo and Ktwo Bio spreaders to maximise outputs and increase efficiency.
The company has invested in product design and has increased it’s design engineering team by three in the last year alone, continuing to focus on product innovation based on customer feedback and the most up-to-date technology.
Along with new Design Engineers, Ktwo have further invested in their support team with service and back up Engineers out on the road for customers.
Will Green from Robinson Contract Services has worked closely with Ktwo for many years and praises the company for it’s customer support relationship: ‘’I would recommend Ktwo both for their machines and as a company – we have always had excellent backup from the Ktwo team regardless of whether this has been for parts, advice, or joint head-scratching when problems have arisen.’’
Ktwo also launched a campaign called Spread The Load to raise awareness of mental health in farming and to provide support to those who need it this year. The company has a dedicated webpage for farmers and their families to find advice during difficult times and often promote it across their social media networks. The page links to many services and charities such as The Farming Community Network’s Farming Help and YANA Rural Health Support which offers a full directory of support services.
For more information, visit the Ktwo website.