History - Serving Industry Since 1970

Kennedy was founded by Michael Gregory when he opened the first premises in Wilberforce Road, Leicester, on the 1st August 1970 and with the effort, support and dedication of many people, he has since steered the company through its carefully managed expansion programme along to the present day.

Wilberforce Road

Kennedy is now part of one of the largest European owned industrial distribution groups and has over 1,600 employees. The company is unique in having: 57 Distribution Centres Worldwide - 4 specialist companies and an export division operating in 37 countries and 5 continents - a team of "time-served" sales engineers in each region - global product research - product analysis unit - a team studying production methods worldwide; unique daily inter-company delivery system enabling rapid access to products, services and information. The Company intends to extend its global coverage during the coming years with the intention of establishing a base in Ireland.

HQ Warehouse

Kennedy people are totally committed to working closely with every customer and supplier, for the benefit of all. The development of products and training of people, creating the opportunities that are the foundation of our Company’s success and growth - these positive contributions are part of the long term success and future security of the company and its people.

Kennedy’s comprehensive stocks of over £19 million held in our central stores and World Distribution Centre (WDC) at Wigston, Leicester, UK is available to you.

Our Prime Objective is to be...

"The Complete Industrial Supply Company"