Kelkay, a leading manufacturer and distributor of aggregates and paving, has made a £1m investment in new machinery. The investment completes the commissioning of its Pollington, East Yorkshire plant, and has been made to enable Kelkay to increase efficiency, improve its products and enhance customer service.

The investment follows a major strengthening of the company's sales team in 2014, during which Liam Walsh became sales manager, Spencer Goodall took over the South West of England sales division and ARC Southern was appointed to manage Kelkay's South East sales division.

Kelkay moved into a purpose-built head office on the Pollington site last year, as well as opening up further acreage for increased stock holding. The expanding site is providing storage for back up stock, currently at 50,000 pallets, which is 30% more than this time last year. The company also has over 75,000 tonnes of aggregate stock piled on its premises. The company says this means its customers can be reassured over stock availability for the season, especially with the increased demand for aggregates in the garden.

Antony Harker, managing director at Kelkay, said: "This investment is great news for Kelkay customers. I believe maintaining product availability especially as the popularity of hard landscaping products continues to soar, is paramount in providing an unrivalled service. It has played a very important part in Kelkay's success and should continue to secure our position as a market leader in the long term."

Kelkay's brand portfolio includes Borderstone, Build Mate, easyfountain and Henri, providing retailers with a single source of supply for a wide range of garden products. These include aggregates, stone, water and garden features, paving, edging and walling, building materials, horticulture and winter products.