Robotics in subcotract manufacturing

Eurofab Technologies Ltd was established in 1999 by 3 Directors who continue to manage the business to date.  The founding directors are, Martin Crowley, head of Production and Operations, Joe Morrissey, Engineering, and Michael Brackett, Quality and Finance. Between them they have collectively 75 years’ experience in this sector.

They produce sheet metal products on a sub contract basis for indigenous and multinational customers.

Over the last 3 years, the company, while maintaining its main batch building business, has started to broaden its customer base into bespoke industrial furniture and fittings for STEM focused customers. The diversification of the business into the Science and Technology areas will strengthen the core of the business and will ensure competitiveness in a sector that is cost conscious.

In pursuing market diversification, they have had to do three things:

  • Actively seek new customers
  • Develop their production capacity to deliver for the new customers
  • Invest in new Technology

LEADER, under the RDP Theme: Economic Development, Enterprise Development and Job Creation, assisted Eurofab Technologies Ltd in the acquisition of new technology.  Eurofab Technologies has invested in a Load/Unload Automation Machine, and a De burring Machine, all of which are CNC based.

From Eurofab’s perspective, the structured process of replying to a targeted call helped them to prioritise their needs, and it also ensured that all the requirements for project execution were in place from the outset in terms of Planning Permission, Tenders, Tax Compliance and Matching Funding, so that when approval issued, the project was implemented smoothly and without too many hitches.

Funding this project created one new job and secured the existing 17 already in place.

 

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