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Water Garden wins second KAR UK award

Water Garden wins second KAR UK award: For the second successive year, Water Garden UK has won the KAR UK Top Sales Award after its impressive distribution of Kasco Marine products.

Water Garden UK, a leading supplier of high-quality water gardening products, now has its name engraved on the trophy for both 2019 and 2020 after yet again excelling in the sales of Kasco marine products.

Water Garden wins second KAR UK award

Water Garden wins second KAR UK award

The family-run business based in Portsmouth, Hampshire, successfully market and sell the established brand of Kasco products which includes lake aeration equipment and decorative fountain technology – all of which are supplied to them by KAR UK.

As importers of the Kasco brand, KAR UK has seen a huge increase, year-on-year, in the demand for the products. It is a side of the business which is rapidly growing, with KAR UK recently awarded Kasco’s European Distributor of the Year 2020 which follows the 2019 Top Sales Growth Award.

Commenting on the award, Roger Lupton, Regional Sales Manager for KAR UK, said: “This award is another phenomenal achievement for Water Garden UK who continue to go above and beyond in actively promoting the Kasco brand.

“From all at KAR UK we would like to say a huge congratulations to the whole team. We have been working very closely with Water Garden UK for several years now and it has been a pleasure. I look forward to continued success with them in the future.”

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KAR wins distributor award

KAR wins distributor award: KAR UK is delighted to have recently been awarded Kasco’s European Distributor of the Year 2020.

For over 50 years, Kasco – a family-owned company, has offered world-leading water quality solutions. Today, the company manufactures high quality products such as fountains, surface aerators, diffused aerators, de-icers, circulators and beneficial bacteria to aquatic industries – all of which are designed to improve water quality.

KAR wins distributor award

KAR wins distributor award

KAR UK – the leading wholesaler of irrigation equipment in the UK, distribute the innovative Kasco product portfolio, and over the past couple of years has seen an increasing demand for the products.

This latest award follows the Kasco Top Sales Growth Award which KAR UK was presented with in 2019.

“It came as a bit of a shock to me,” admitted KAR UK Regional Sales Manager Roger Lupton. “We were aware that we had an exceptionally good and buoyant year with Kasco products, but we didn’t know quite to what extent.

“To be awarded this, above all the other companies throughout Europe is a great achievement – especially during a pandemic. It is very pleasing to be recognised for all the work we are doing with Kasco.

“There is a reason why the Kasco brand is so popular,” continued Roger. “The products stand out for their reliability and for their features such as interchangeable nozzles and a large range of motor units. Quite simply, they are premium products.”

Roger was also quick to praise the suppliers, installers, operators, and specialist contractors that work closely with KAR UK.

“At the end of the day we bring the Kasco products into the country,” he said. “But we then distribute it to several other companies, who in turn help to get the products to the end user. It is because of them, their efforts and hard work, as to why we have received the award from Kasco – so I would like to say a big thank you to everyone we work with.”

Commenting on KAR UK’s award, Joe Holz, Kasco’s International Sales Manager, said: “KAR has been a terrific distributor partner with Kasco and we are proud to present them with the 2020 European Distributor of the Year Award.

“Their knowledge of and commitment to Kasco fountain and aeration equipment has propelled them to this top spot. KAR UK’s commitment to marketing, training, and customer service makes them a great partner with Kasco and an excellent resource for knowledge and service for the UK market. We have no doubt in their continued growth.”

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KAR UK announces new Hunter products

KAR UK announces new Hunter products: KAR UK, a leading wholesaler of irrigation equipment and distributor of Hunter products, has announced some exciting new product launches.

NEW EZ-DT diagnostic tool

The industry’s simplest two-wire system just got easier with the new handheld EZ-DT diagnostic tool from Hunter. It uses wireless technology to streamline installation and maintenance of EZ Decoder Systems.

KAR UK announces new Hunter products

KAR UK announces new Hunter products

Contractors can use the EZ-DT to quickly and easily assess system health from within the valve box — without having to uninstall the decoders — reducing time and labour.

The reliable, battery-operated EZ-DT lets EZ-1 decoder users:

  • Detect faults and perform electrical troubleshooting in the field without uninstalling decoders.
  • Quickly read decoder status, station address, current draw, and two-wire voltage to simplify maintenance.
  • Program decoder station address via wired connection to speed up installation and save time on-site.
  • Update controller face pack or decoder module firmware via ribbon cable connection for flexibility when updating systems.
  • Communicate in their preferred language using the multilingual user interface.
  • Work efficiently on the go with power supplied by four AAA batteries.

NEW MP Stake

Native plant restoration projects and subsurface drip irrigation systems often require temporary overhead watering to support delicate plants.

Designed for use with any water-efficient MP Rotator nozzle, MP Stake kits come preassembled for simple installation. Quickly give fragile plants the supplemental irrigation they need without adding significant labour.

KAR UK announces new Hunter products

KAR UK announces new Hunter products

Other key benefits include:

  • Pair with any high-efficiency MP Rotator nozzle to simplify temporary irrigation.
  • Preassembled for fast and easy installation in the field.
  • Standard kit includes a 66 cm stake, nozzle adapter, 0.345″ tubing, and ½” threaded male fitting for quick connection.
  • For maximum water savings, upgrade to a 2.8 bar (280 kPa) pressure regulator and Hunter Check Valve.

The new Hunter products are available from KAR UK with immediate effect.

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KAR UK Wins Top Sales Growth Award

KAR UK Wins Top Sales Growth Award

KAR UK Wins Top Sales Growth Award: KAR UK has won the coveted Kasco Top Sales Growth Award for 2019.

KAR UK – the leading wholesaler of irrigation equipment in the UK, provide a wide range of irrigation products to the horticultural, agricultural, landscape and sports turf markets in the UK and Ireland.

KAR UK Wins Top Sales Growth Award

KAR UK Wins Top Sales Growth Award

The company has gone from strength to strength over recent years and its success can partly be attributed to working only with the most prominent manufacturers – one of which is Kasco. KAR UK distribute the innovative Kasco product portfolio, and by all accounts it was a huge year for the two companies.

For over 50 years, Kasco – a family owned company, has offered world-leading water quality solutions. Today, the company manufactures high quality products such as fountains, surface aerators, diffused aerators, de-icers, circulators and beneficial bacteria to aquatic industries – all of which are designed to improve water quality.

Commenting on KAR UK’s award, Joe Holz, Kasco’s International Sales Manager, said: “We are extremely proud to present KAR UK with an award recognising their Top Sales Growth for 2019. KAR UK earned this award by being one of the fastest growing Kasco distributors in the world.

“Combining their knowledge of the product and excellent customer service, KAR UK was able to dramatically grow their Kasco sales in 2019 with excellent prospects for 2020 and beyond.  We, at Kasco, would like to thank them for their partnership with us and we look forward to more award recognitions in the future”

In reflecting upon the achievement, KAR UK’s UK Sales Manager, Mike McDonnell, said: “We are delighted to have won this award for the first time. My thanks go to Kasco, for recognising our contribution, to everyone at KAR for all the hard work, and also to our customers for their continuing support.”

For more information, please visit www.karuk.com or www.kascomarine.co.uk

 

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KAR raises tempo at Bromley

KAR raises tempo at Bromley: Bromley FC’s players and staff have reported a huge improvement in their synthetic pitch after a Hunter Industries irrigation system from KAR UK was installed at the stadium.

Bromley FC is currently plying its trade in the Vanarama National League and plays its home games at Hayes Lane Stadium – which, over recent years, has undergone a significant transformation.

KAR raises tempo at Bromley

The stadium investment saw the construction of a new South Stand which has allowed for an additional 1,450 seats, and two years ago an all new FIFA certified synthetic pitch was installed.

Bromley FC’s First Team Coach Alan Dunne provided the reasoning behind the club’s switch from natural to synthetic turf.

“In winter, our natural pitch would often be in a bad condition and games would have to be called off, which would have a huge impact on revenue,” he said. “Even when the games were on, the pitch could be waterlogged, it would slow down our play which would then cause further damage. It is for this reason that we decided to have a synthetic surface installed because it offers all-year round play as well as providing the club a constant stream of revenue by renting it out for the local community.

“We are a hugely ambitious club and we are doing everything possible to make sure that we continue to progress up the football leagues.”

The new pitch was soon installed and opened up to the wider community, and even though the extra revenue would help the club compete in terms of transfer fees and player wages it became apparent that something was missing.

“It’s a great pitch,” said Bromley FC’s Director Jerry Dolke. “However, over the past 24 months we had an increasing amount of comments from players who were claiming that the rubber crumb, which is used as the infill in the synthetic surface, was uncomfortable to play on. During hot weather we were not playing at the same fast tempo we like to play, so we identified that we urgently needed to start getting water on to the pitch.

“Ultimately, we want to give this group of players all of the tools and equipment to be successful and therefore after a consultation with Ian Jordan from Jordan Sports Ground Solutions who look after our pitch, an irrigation system became a priority.”

KAR raises tempo at Bromley

It was at this point that a Hunter ST1600 irrigation system would be the ideal solution.

The Hunter ST irrigation system is designed for the specific needs of synthetic turf sports pitches. Featuring long-range irrigation sprinklers, unique swing joints, durable irrigation valves and nearly indestructible vaults, Hunter’s ST system offers everything required to keep synthetic turf pitches cool, clean and playable. The enhanced radius rotors are perfect for football pitches, where smaller radius rotors might fall a little short – meaning that every inch of the pitch can be watered.

The system, which also comprises of an ICC2 controller and an EZ decoder system, sees the ST1600 rotors installed in six positions around the pitch – one on each of the four corner areas and one either side of the halfway line.

“It’s made a huge difference to the way we play – we like to play quick football and when the pitch is watered we have that effect,” said Alan. “We now water before the game and at half-time and it sees us through nicely. The system is so quick and simple and it takes just eight minutes to have the whole pitch watered.”

“We needed a system that was going to work efficiently on our pitch and within our budget,” added Jerry. “We now have that in place and all of those previous problems have disappeared. We had a very short timescale to work to because our first pre-season game was on the 6th July so we had a five-week window to get the project completed. The contractors met the deadline and we are all very happy with the end result.

“The irrigation system is just another step in the right direction as we try and push on to that next level.”

Hunter Industries is distributed in the UK by KAR UK. For more information, please visit www.karuk.com or www.hunterindustries.com.

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KAR To Launch Hunter TTS Rotors

KAR To Launch Hunter TTS Rotors: KAR UK is set to unveil a unique range of new Hunter TTS rotors at SALTEX 2019.

KAR UK – the leading wholesaler of irrigation equipment in the UK, will be situated on stand E053 at SALTEX 2019 and visitors can expect to find out more about a wide range of irrigation products from prominent international manufacturers.

KAR To Launch Hunter TTS Rotors

Boasting an impressive portfolio, with a vast array of products on display at SALTEX, anticipation is already building around the soon-to-be launched new Hunter TTS-800 series.

The Hunter TTS-800 rotors provide maximum uniformity and longevity. The high-torque gear drives are the strongest in the industry, so the challenges of reclaimed water use or poor water quality are mitigated. An extra-large, fast-access flange compartment comfortably accommodates wire connections and other components.

The new 800 series feature Hunter’s patented TTS (Total-Top-Service) technology which allows for every serviceable element of the rotor to be accessed through the top. Mechanical and electrical, big and small, you can get to every component without disturbing the playing surface. That means there’s no more digging, no more unsightly scars, and more importantly, one less item on a busy turf manager’s schedule.

Another highlight on the KAR UK stand will be the recently launched ST-1700V rotor which offers unrivalled high-performance irrigation for synthetic turf. Simplicity is the key to the ST-1700V as it integrates Valve-in-Head (VIH) capabilities and a TTS design to simplify installation and maintenance.

Hunter’s line-up of controllers offer an array of user-friendly features and smart controller water-saving options built to fit any sports and landscape irrigation system. The modular design of the ICC2 and the ACC2 controllers set yet another industry standard for easy-to-use and expandable automatic irrigation controllers.  KAR will also demonstrate the new Centralus Software which is available to the ICC2 and ACC2. Both of these controllers will be showcased on the stand at SALTEX.

SALTEX visitors may well be pleased to see the Rega Rainking on display – which is an ideal sprinkler for watering sports turf and can water the complete pitch in just 2 runs. The unit is suitable for night operation which will help with water usage as less water is evaporated in the early hours. The Rainking covers up to 38m width and with 135m cable will cover up to 175m length.

A trip to the KAR UK stand will also enable visitors to find out more about the innovative Kasco product portfolio which includes fountains and aerators for projects of all sizes.

The experienced KAR UK team will be on hand throughout the two-day event to provide advice and support for any of your irrigation projects.

For more information, please visit www.karuk.com or www.hunterindustries.com.

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KAR UK Unveil Hunter I-80

KAR UK Unveil Hunter I-80: Boasting unparalleled levels of power, performance, and versatility, Hunter Industries’ all-new I-80 gear-driven rotor is the most technologically advanced commercial rotor on the market.

Engineered for sports turf the I-80 is built with a robust, dirt-tolerant gear drive that offers the highest torque output of any rotor in the commercial sphere, and extends a radius range from 11.3 to 29.6 meters.

KAR UK Unveil Hunter I-80

The I-80 features a wide range of highly efficient, dual-trajectory, wind-fighting nozzles for highly efficient performance in a range of applications. Provides total top serviceability (TTS) via its integrated, surface-mounted snap-ring for no-dig easy maintenance.

In addition, the I-80 offers an advanced ProTech Turf Cup System — an industry first. Thanks to ProTech TC™ technology, living or synthetic turf is retained in a cup mounted to the top of the rotor and installed flush to the surrounding turf.

The special retaining rings in the turf cup add surface area for increased root adhesion, helping to keep turf securely in place. The net result is an aesthetically pleasing installation that helps ensure safety during sports field play. The no-dig turf cup is also totally top serviceable and features no-tool quick-release removal, arc adjustments without riser removal, and a fully contained riser assembly that stays together when removed from the sprinkler body.

I-80 there’s nothing else like it available for sports surfaces.

Hunter Industries is distributed in the UK by KAR UK. For more information, please visit www.karuk.com or www.hunterindustries.com.

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