K2 Investment

The K2 logistics department has invested in a new Side Tracker - Stand on Side Loader- for their warehousing operations.

Costing £76000 it is a significant operational investment which Tony Leach, Logistics Manager, describes as essential. “Our industry is highly seasonal, which means that our warehousing capacity requirements vary enormously from one end of the year to the next. It would be unrealistic to increase out square footage simply to accommodate those peaks. By investing in the Side Tracker - which is the only machine that can not only operate in narrow aisles but is also better for working at the heights required for long loads - we can instead increase the capacity of the existing space by bringing our storage racks closer together.

('Sidetracker manufactures a wide range of multi-directional lift trucks at their facility in Derbyshire. Each truck is designed to considerably reduce the amount of space needed for long loads, by being specially dimensioned to match the application, whilst using common components internally. All trucks can work indoors and outdoors, in any weather.(www.sidetracker.co.uk))


Turkish Spa

We’ve all seen spas, we’ve all seen conservatories, and I am sure we all know about these lovely wooden summer houses specially designed to house spas in garden.

But have you ever seen one like this?

Turkish Spa

Nothing that unusual you might think, but there is a little bit more about it than first meets the eyes.

This is simply a spa with a view!

Fabricated and installed by K2 fabricator ETA YAPI, based in Istanbul, Turkey, using the K2 system, and featuring a gable roof with high performance glass, it is probably one of the most unusual locations we have seen for one of our products.

Measuring 5.7m x 4.8 m, with a total height of 3.2 m including cresting it is a sizeable glass building using 24mm toughened reflective glass.

True, spas do get installed in conservatories, but let’s face it, we rarely see them in a glass house, in the middle of a garden.

We want to thank ETA YAPI for forwarding this great picture to us and for carrying the K2 flag with such originality.

K2 launches new website

K2 Conservatories – one of the key conservatory systems manufacturer in the UK - has launched its new website. Now to be found on www.k2conservatories.co.uk, the site is user friendly and offers lots of new, useful features to visitors.

Anne-Marie Busch, Marketing Manager at K2, comments: “the industry is becoming wiser to the practical side of using email and websites to communicate and gather information. It was time for us to introduce a website that would allow our customers and potential customers to contact us and to find the information they need easily”

Some of the key features that can now be found on the website include:

  • Newsletter and newsletter subscription: to be published every 2 months, the new K2 newsletter will keep subscribers up to date with our latest company information, product reviews, people news, marketing tips and much more.

  • Trader registration area: all our customers can now register on our site, giving them access to:
    • Trade literature
    • Consumer literature
    • Photo gallery

So whether they are looking for a copy of an installation guide, our Living Conservatory brochure, or need to use one of our photos, all they need to do is log on and download the information.

More developments are planned, including a quote request facility, which will allow traders to send their requirements either by entering their information online, or by downloading the necessary forms, thus making it easier for K2 to provide them with accurate quotations.

The site also caters for homeowners, offering advice on how to chose a conservatory, help on finding an installer and free bochure requests.

This website has been in development for some time and we are extremely pleased with its performance to date. We are hoping this site will become key to K2’s business development efforts by showcasing our products and services more effectively then ever before.