Our Engineering Manager tells us about the exciting developments happening at Kerax - Kerax Limited



Our Engineering Manager tells us about the exciting developments happening at Kerax

Over the last 18 months, Kerax has invested heavily in installing brand new manufacturing equipment to increase our capacity. While it has been a team effort, there is one man who has had primary responsibility for all these improvements, so we couldn't wait to sit down with our Engineering Manager Stephen Adewumi to learn more about his role.

What led you to become our Engineering manager? "I began my career as a mechanical maintenance engineer in the plastic manufacturing industry back in Nigeria. A desire to get a degree led me to apply to a course in advanced engineering at Sheffield Hallam University. I moved to the UK after graduating with my degree and got a job in the titanium industry, where I worked for about four years before switching to the cable industry. The opportunity to work for Kerax came to me after working in this industry for another 4 years, an opportunity I viewed as a new challenge that I was looking forward to right from the start, I accepted the offer and the rest is history, Friday 5th November 2021 marks my 3-year anniversary with the company and here is to many more."

What is your favourite part of the job? "Having worked in engineering my entire career, I enjoy the technical aspects of it, especially with the company's rapid growth and expansion. As a result, I get many opportunities to use my knowledge and experience, whether that means implementing new technologies and practices or improving existing ones. Every day is different, no two are the same!"

How would you describe the work culture at Kerax? "I really enjoy working here, the people around me are hardworking and yet relaxed at the same time. Everyone is so friendly, willing to help, listen, and there to offer advice, as well as open to feedback. Despite the high workload, everyone keeps a level head and a positive attitude. Throughout all departments, the work standard is extremely high."

Tell us about a project you are currently working on? "Over the past few years, Kerax has enjoyed steady growth across all sectors, but nowhere more than in candle wax. The demand for our products grew dramatically during the Covid-19 pandemic, and so did the need for new equipment to expand our production. We began by installing a state-of-the-art emulsion plant, then moved onto stainless steel candle wax storage vessels, pastillators, and flakers. Kerax is a team and whenever a challenge arises, we tackle it together. My main concern now is making sure our equipment expansions are ready by the set deadline. We plan to increase our production capacity by at least 50% by 2022, and it's my responsibility to guide us toward that goal."

What are your aspirations for the future of the company and what role do you have to play in it? "My aspiration for the company's future is to ensure continued production capacity and reliability, ensuring customer satisfaction through quality products. It is my intention to help the company find ways to combat climate change, from environmentally friendly manufacturing processes to the development of vegetable waxes. Kerax does its part to reprocess waste plastic worldwide, and I would feel fulfilled if we could reduce the carbon footprint that our species leaves in the world by reprocessing more of that waste. Ultimately, I would be very happy if I could leave Kerax in a better place than I found it."

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Published: 31st March 2020

Kerax are proud to have been appointed the sole manufacturer and distributor of EcoSoya products.

Published: 1st November 2020

You can now order candle wax samples directly from our website!

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