MK Gilze was started in 1991 by the Mr. Frank Kennes in a home-built garage. At that time, the work consisted mainly of the overhauling and maintenance of food machinery.
In 1993 he moved to a larger workshop. This was a workshop in an old, large barn where the winter would like to enter.
In 1999 he decided for this reason to demolish the old building and to realize a workshop with office. The work was expanded and the first employees were hired.
In 2011 son Bart will assist and there will be an expansion of activities. This makes the existing building much too small and is currently looking for a solution. in 2011 the solution was found in a new construction project in the Midden Brabant Poort in Gilze. In June 2012 the construction of the new business premises was completed. Even after the move to the new building, an extra piece of land was purchased next to the building in 2015 and in 2016 the expansion of the current location with a loading and unloading dock for trucks started.
In 2017, the new building was completed and MK Tooling was established. this part of Machines Kennes (MK) will focus on developing and Multivac related parts. think of wear parts or shape and seal parts of a Multivac packing machine. In 2017, the transfer of the company to Mr. Bart Kennes will also take place.
From 2018 onwards, the company will be completely managed by Bart and Henriette and Frank will take on a role of management and advisory role outside the daily roles.
In 2020, a completely own and new line of Deep-drawing machines will be set up. by making use of the purchasing and sales channels that MK Gilze already has, we can quickly serve and supply a large part of Europe with machines. The first machine is for delivery in September 2020