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Branch Contact Details
Kite Packaging’s branch in Coventry is a fully owned site and home to Midlands Key Accounts, Kite Online, New Business Development, Account Management, Customer Service, IT, HR, and Admin. Kite Environmental Solutions also operates from here, overseen by Managing Partner Andy Fay. For Key Accounts, the Coventry branch services businesses across the Midlands region in Birmingham, Nottingham, Northampton, Leicester, Rugby and much more. The branch, which occupies 179,000 sq. ft of space in the Tile Hill area of historic Coventry, a city renowned for innovation and industry, has two impressive Warehouse spaces which service Midlands and Kite Online (website) customers.
The Midlands operation is overseen by Gavin Ashe – Managing Partner, as well as Managing Partner Warren Powell who looks after Midlands Key Accounts and Jake Kirk – Managing Partner for Kite’s Online operation, and has maintained consistent growth since the business moved in to the building in 2007. The central location makes for a perfect location to operate the e-commerce business, with 60% of the UK population just 3 hours away and 40% just 2 hours away.
We are looking for several team members to join our fantastic sales team based in our Coventry based e-commerce division. We are looking for permanent talented individuals.
Skills / Attributes:
If you are interested in this role please send your CV and a covering letter to Humayun: firstname.lastname@example.org
New Innovations to Reduce Costs:
A West Midlands based bathroom supplier came to Kite with an aim to reduce their packaging spend and improve their packing operation. At the time they were using InstaPak (a product which we also supply to some clients) to package their bathroom products, ready for distribution to customers.
The account manager assigned to the client quickly established that although InstaPak is ideal for high-value, breakable items it often causes problems in that it is not uniform which isn’t ideal for POS, and can be very costly when voids to be filled are large and require several pillows of InstaPak to be used.
The Kite Air Shock was introduced to the customer – a product available online and to branch customers who require bespoke versions. Both a sink pack and toilet pan pack were drop tested and transit tested, and used a mere two Air Shock packs per product to offer full protection. The new Air Shock packs saved 62p per pack for the sinks, and a huge £6.89 for the toilet pans – offering a significant annual saving for the client. As well as this packing time was significantly reduced as the Air Shock packs could be inflated in seconds, compared to the InstaPak method which required packers to firstly expand the foam and then pack the cushions around the products.
Situated just off the A45 between Birmingham and Coventry, Kite Packaging’s Coventry branch is only a short journey from the entire Midlands region. Please refer to the map to the left for a visual guide.
Take A38(M), at Junction 6 exit onto M6 towards London/M1/M42/M40, at Junction 4 take the A446 exit to B’Ham Airport. At the roundabout take 3rd exit onto Stonebridge Road/A446, continue straight onto A452 and at the roundabout take 1st exit onto the A45 ramp to Coventry. Keep right at the fork and merge onto A45, continue to Broad Lane in Coventry and turn left to Jobs Lane. At the roundabout take the 1st exit to Torrington Avenue.
Get on M1 in Edgware from The Mall, and continue on M1 to Rugby District. Merge onto M1 and keep left to continue on M45, follow signs for Coventry(S). Follow A45 to Torrington Ave in Coventry and at the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Coventry Rd/A45, go through 5 roundabouts and turn left onto Torrington Avenue.
Get on M1 in North West Leicestershire District from A453 and merge onto M1, at Junction 21 take the M69 exit to Coventry and then the 3rd exit onto M69 heading to Birmingham/M6/Coventry. Continue onto A46 and go through 2 roundabouts, at the 3rd roundabout take the 3rd exit onto Stonebridge Hwy/A45. Continue to follow A45, go through 2 roundabouts and turn left onto Torrington Avenue.
Take A594 and A5460 to M69 in Blaby District, exit the roundabout onto M69 heading to Birmingham/M6/Coventry. Continue onto A46 and go through 2 roundabouts, at the 3rd roundabout take the 3rd exit onto Stonebridge Hwy/A45. Continue to follow A45, go through 2 roundabouts and turn left onto Torrington Ave
Follow Herbert St and St. Andrews St to Grafton St/A428 and turn right onto Weedon Rd/A4500. Keep left, go through 4 roundabouts and at the 5th roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the M1 ramp to M6/Coventry/Leicester/Birmingham. Merge onto M1, keep left to continue on M45, follow signs for Coventry(S) and take the 1st exit onto Coventry Rd/A45. Continue to follow A45, go through 5 roundabouts and turn left onto Torrington Ave.
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Founded from scratch in 2001 with a unique vision - to be the premier packaging suppliers in the UK with a philosophy of employee-ownership.
Bespoke products and services are available to customers requiring large quantities and spending over £30,000 a year or £3,000 an order on packaging.