Established in 1979 originally based in Essex, through growth and progression moved to Basildon in 1997 to a modern freehold premises, employing in excess of 35 people operating multi-shift capacity, supplying major customers within the Aerospace and Defence sectors.
Managing Director Allen Knife, undertook Management buyout in 2014 ensuring continued growth and success, allowing GKM to redefine strategic business objectives, rebrand and to streamline in-house processes. Significant reinvestment back into the company has seen over £2m of improvements ensuring continual development since 2015.
GKM operates Match-IT production, planning and stock control system; managing the entire supply chain from initial enquiry to delivery.
Match-IT is a sophisticated finite capacity planning system that creates achievable work schedules with regard to our capacity, loading, min/max batch size constraints, supplier lead times and much more. This enables GKM to promise delivery dates to our customers and have complete confidence in achieving them.
This is also an integrated quality assurance system which means we can control permissions and our quality procedures are always followed. Full audit history is kept ensuring complete transparency identifying who did what and when. Resulting in adherence to procedures to quality auditors and customers. G.K.M has the capability to manufacture from traditional engineering drawings and models to finished components with full Quality Control, for the Aerospace, Defence, Auto and any other industries where a high level of precision and accuracy is required using a wide range of materials including Aluminum, Steel, Invar, Castings and Titanium.
Our Mission Statement:
Through dedicated customer focus, service and value, our vision is to provide Innovation, Quality and Precision components in order to be your established long term partner in component supply and solutions.
To significantly grow a portfolio of both existing and new customers over the next three years and beyond; resulting in revenue growth, ensuring cutting edge software and machining capabilities are regularly invested and updated supplying complete turnkey solutions within the supply chain.
To be delivered by following a strict code of conduct based on 6 business attributes:
Fundamental understanding of customer’s requirements.
Delivering to agreed agendas.
Lead time optimisation.
Excellent customer service levels.
Quality of manufacturing.
Diversifying market audience.