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Cumbrian motor factor to sell stock for a penny in celebration of 50-year milestone

L-R: Alistair and Stuart McKenzie

[K]&S McKenzie first opened its doors in 1968 in Carlisle. At the time there was a shortage of parts suppliers to the commercial vehicle market in the area and it was this opportunity that Keith and Sara McKenzie knew was too good to let pass them by. They were one of the first businesses to take up residence on Kingstown Industrial Estate back in 1972, and today they are one of the most well-respected motor factors in the North West.

2018 sees K&S McKenzie celebrate a huge milestone – 50 years in business! To mark this occasion, they are holding a Penny Sale that will see them sell off 50 products for just a penny each. Items on offer vary from a 240v compressor worth £99, to socket sets worth over £30, and more general items such as tape measures, spill kits, and car air fresheners. There will also be a 32” TV up for grabs for one lucky prize draw winner at the end of the event.

Today K&S McKenzie operates all over the UK from its base in Carlisle and is run by Keith and Sara’s sons, Stuart and Alastair. They are a major supplier of AdBlue across the whole of the UK and also provide an expert chain testing and calibration service, are a BOC Gas agent, and offer a wide-ranging variety of products and services unique to this motor factor.

When speaking about the factors that have helped the business reach this 50-year milestone Stuart McKenzie, Director, says; “I learnt from my father the value of seizing opportunity, having a fantastic supply and distribution chain, and importantly on never swaying from the values and focus on service that formed the foundation of this business all those years ago. It is this that drives us forward, builds our customer base, and makes us more than just a motor factor”.

The K&S McKenzie Penny Sale is open to everyone and runs from 8:30-18:00 on Friday 29th and Saturday 30th June at K&S McKenzie’s headquarters in Kingstown Industrial Estate, Carlisle. For more information call 01228 528218 or visit K&S McKenzie’s Facebook page.

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