I M Kelly – Kettering

Project Overview

Previously known as I M Kelly Ltd, the IMK Group has evolved dramatically from the business first established in Burton Latimer in 1975. No longer just specialising in leather, the Business now supplies premium quality trimmed parts in manmade, natural and sustainable materials to the; Automotive, Aerospace, Rail & Leisure markets.

With the support of its parent, ECA Group, IMK has been able to make this significant investment into renewable clean energy and significantly reduce its Carbon Footprint.

The Kettering Head office now boasts a state-of-the-art 716.4kWp Solar PV installation, meticulously crafted by Custom Solar. This cutting-edge system will generate an impressive annual output of 667,295kWh while bringing annual carbon emissions down by a remarkable 313.55 tonnes. To accomplish this project, a total of 1,592 Solar panels, each with a capacity of 450Wp, were skillfully integrated. This transformational system is set to curtail IMK’s energy expenses by a substantial 36%.

In addition to supporting IMK’s Kettering manufacturing, the scale of the project will mean that significant surplus green energy will be fed back to the grid for the wider community. IMK are now exploring further solar installations across its other UK sites.


“Having worked with Custom Solar over the past year, IMK have been very impressed by their professionalism, quality of installation and openness. Custom Solar have demonstrated their expertise and experience throughout the project and have been successful in delivering a Solar system, safely, on time and to budget costs.” 
Gary Hotchkies, Operations Director

How Can We Help You?

Custom Solar LTD designs, installs and maintains nationwide solar systems for corporations and public sector institutions. Our track record of tailoring projects for large-scale commercial clients relies on our creativity, our expertise in engineering and an industry-leading attitude to health & safety. We value the trust placed in us to provide a solar solution and investment plan for each client that we work with. Whatever your solar energy needs, you can rely on our industry-leading and experienced team to secure a future-proof, renewable and sustainable future for your organization.

Custom Solar – as part of the Mitie group – can offer a range of services. Being part of a multi-sector Facility Management Company with years of experience means we can bring customers more efficient and cost-effective service delivery than ever before as we use technology-backed solutions.

Project details

IM Kelly, Kettering
System Size
716.4 kWp
Panel Type
Longi 450Wp
Inverter Manufacturer
Annual System Generation
667,295 kWh
Annual CO2 Savings
313.55 Tonnes
Completion Date
August 2022

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