Established since 1939 our business portfolio focuses on specific industries
CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY: Marketing leading K Rend is the UK’s largest independent silicone render manufacturer. For 28 years, K Rend has offered a high quality extensive range of renders and finishes, designed to give a durable weatherproof coating and a natural looking finish. K Rend is the only UK manufacturer to incorporate in-house innovate silicone technology to create a water repellent surface.
INDUSTRY & AGRICULTURE INDUSTRIES: Kilwaughter Lime has been an established mineral and quarry processor since 1939. Quarrying and production facilities are based at headquarters in Larne, Northern Ireland where operations span a 75 acre site. Product lines include calcium carbonate powders, limestone sands, aggregates & minerals. We produce the much sought after ‘Co. Antrim white limestone’ used in the construction and agricultural industries throughout Ireland.
LANDSCAPING INDUSTRY: Subsidiary company Kilwaughter Cork, is a leading supplier of materials to the Irish Construction and Landscaping industries, stocking a large range of dry dash, coloured render, decorative aggregates, landscaping materials and specialist sands. We have a extensive range of high quality, natural stone landscaping products. The range incorporates Paving, Furniture, Planters, Building Stone, Water Features and Landscaping products.
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT: Research and development at the company is a continuous process that provides new answers to the changing needs and expectations of our customers. Driven by market requirements and the emerging opportunities presented through the development of new technology, the company is committed to providing new innovative products.
ACCREDITATIONS: We continually work to achieve Certifications and Accreditations ensuring best in practice and international recognition as a quality product and service.
ISO 9001 a certified Quality Management System (QMS) proving our ability to provide consistently quality products and services, ensuring that the needs of both our customers and other relevant stakeholders are met.
ISO 14001 Environmental Management System an internationally accepted standard that outlines how to put an effective EMS in place. This certification ensures that we meet our legal obligations and prepare for the changing business and regulatory needs.
OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System internationally recognised as best in practice in creating a safer and better working environment for our staff.
THE ENVIRONMENT: We take pride in innovative product design, however the impact on the environment is also important. Environmental considerations are an integral part of business practice. Care has been taken to ensure that from the earliest stages of product design through to manufacturing, modern technologies have been utilised to help reduce their impact on the environment.
Environmental achievements include:
Five areas of particular attention are: