Kypol Limited started trading in 1970 originally based in Sand Road Industrial Estate, Great Grandsden,. Bedfordshire. The company was formed by Ron Kapoor and John Young both partners were Industrial Chemists, previously working for Jenolite, which later became BP Shell in the metallurgical division. Ron Kapoor being their head of laboratories which took him all round Europe negotiating licences for them. Ron Kapoor had previous experience in his earlier years in plating firms and later in the running of various companies in the midlands. The first original building was a small 1000 sqft ex army hut, comprising of leaky roof etc. Not an ideal unit, but for the time and with limited finances more than adequate for its activities.

The name Kypol came about from the two partners names Kapoor and Young thus KY and POL for polishing as the original company specialised in electroplating and polishing.

After the first few months of trading the John Young decided that he would go back to his old job so Ron Kapoor was left by himself . The first 2 years were a struggle with Ron living in Hemel Hempstead at the time traveling down at 5am everyday and working till 9 or 10 most evenings. With hard work and determination he started employing staff after the first 3 months a couple started and then by 1972 this had risen to 5 or 6. By the end of 1973 business had grown significantly to enable further expansion to a much bigger 10000 sqft building on the same industrial estate.

 

 
Rishi Kapoor, Managing Director of Kypol Ltd.
Rishi Kapoor, Managing Director of Kypol Ltd.
The Kapoor family

By the following year the company installed a new automatic barrel line and stated installing much more equipment. The company by 1975 employed over 20 members of staff. Ron Kapoor decided after 1975 to start investing in other industries and invested in the creation of Suven chemicals and with his chemical knowledge designed various new chemicals and set up his own manufacture and bottling plant. The next ventures included part ownership in electronics and plastic companies.Towards the late 1970s the company started looking for new premises. In 1981 land was found in Sandy in the companies present location Ron Kapoor designed and organised the building of the purpose built plating plant which in its time was way in advance of any local plater in the East Anglia. with a fully automated effluent plant being installed.

The building came at a significant cost and any future expansion was put on hold the company continued to trade but with the decline in the UK of manufacturing decided not to build on the additional land it had for the considerable future. The new existing factory only being around 6500sqft.

By the late eighties Ron Kapoor decided to consolidate the business with less staff and concentrate on a smaller selection of customers. Looking forward to his retirement.

 

 

By 1993 a decision was made. Ron Kapoor's son Rishi Kapoor joined the business fresh from college. having spent much of his childhood at the company decided it was only natural to join. So from that year it was decided the company was to move forward again with a new enthusiasm. A further member of management was introduced to help with the sales aspect and the day to day running of the business. While Ron Kapoor took a back seat in the business.

Kypol Ltd achieved iso9000 accreditation.

After a year Rishi Kapoor took control under the watchful eye of his father, whose advice and knowledge was invaluable. It was a perfect combination. New equipment was installed gradually and staffing levels increased. The company started to expand its delivery and collection areas and buying larger delivery and collection vehicles. By 1995 the company achieved iso9000 accreditation.

From 1993 to 1995 staggeringly sales doubled. The business began focussing their business making changes and started to specialise in volume zinc as well as the additional processes offered. The company by this time employing 26 members of staff. By 2000 the company acquired BPGK Limited in Biggleswade the nearest local competitor. Thus doubling its since plating capacity. The company ran from two sites for two and a half years. The Biggleswade site being made profitable after the first 4 months of take over.

By 2002 the company decided to further expand again and built a further 5000sqft extension behind its existing factory in Sandy. The plating operation in Biggleswade was closed and the old barrel line in Biggleswade factory scrapped and a refurbished fully automatic 2 transporter barrel line was purchased to go into the new building in Sandy. In addition the auto zinc vat line in Biggleswade was dismantled and most of the old tanks were scrapped and the line was totally refurbished, extending the capacity on it. The decision was made to move from Biggleswade as this was a rented building and it seemed sensible to have the entire operation on one site. By the 2003 the new operation was fully operational. The companies effluent plant was also expanded to keep with new legislation as well.

Work started and company found that being under one site was a much better move than the previous two sites. By 2006 it was decided to purchase a fischer x ray testing machine. This enabled Kypol to offer full testing services enabling it to do defence work and medical to exacting standards.By 2007 the industrial estate was put up for auction and additional land behind Kypol and adjacent to the railway was up for auction. Rishi Kapoor decided to purchase this for future expansion or investment for the business.

In house laboratoryIn house laboratory
X Ray Machine

X Ray Machine

Today the company is continuing its forward thinking and always looking for ways to improve its service to its customers.

 

 

 

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