Monday, June 11th, 2018

Factory Visits - Limerick/Shannon Region

Visits to leading companies of our industry will be an important part of the programme.   As part of the Congress we will be visiting companies in the region on 3 of the 4 days.  

Today we will visit:-

Modular Automation began in 1986 as a specialist tool and die provider for advanced electronics manufactures who required precise reliable tools. Today they deliver complete automation integration solutions to customers in Europe, North America and beyond.

Smithstown Light Engineering was founded in 1974 and have been manufacturing in Shannon since then.    Since 1993 they have invested heavily in machinery, technology and staff and have become a premium supplier in the medical devices sector.

Mincon Group PLC was founded in 1977 in Shannon.  Mincon manufactures and distributes a range of precision engineered hard rock drilling tools for a variety of industries including mining, exploration, waterwell, geothermal, construction, horizontal directional drilling, Oil-Gas and Energy.

Takumi Precision Engineering, established in 1998 is a one stop shop for general engineering companies. They supply medical, aerospace, automotive, chemical, pharma and other sectors.

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

Factory Visits - Galway Region

Today we will visit a number of companies in the Galway Region

LISK Ireland - LISK Ireland began its operations in 1980 and is today the European design and manufacture centre for the New York based company.  LISK applies its engineering expertise in the areas of industrial and mobile hydraulic solenoids across a wide range of applications as diverse as aerospace, engine emission controls, fuel systems, off shore oil & gas and transmission controls.

Penn Engineering - Penn Engineering was founded in 1942 and has enjoyed a sustained history as a global leader in the fastening industry since their founding in 1942.  Their expanding portfolio of fastener designs and technologies continues to to keep pace with the challenges presented by an ever-evolving workplace. 

Dawlough Ltd - Dawnlough Ltd. was founded in 1987 by Patrick McKeon.  At the turn of the millennium Dawnlough Ltd started supplying special purpose tooling to the International Medical Device Industry. In 2011, Dawnlough started supplying precision components to the aerospace Industry.

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

Factory Visit : Killarney, Co. Kerry

Today we will visit Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd. in Killarney, Co. Kerry. In 1958, Hans Liebherr founded the company in Ireland as the first manufacturing plant outside of Germany. Here, the company produces ship to shore container cranes, rubber-tyred and rail mounted stacker cranes and accessories. Liebherr is not only one of the world's largest manufacturers of construction machinery, it also enjoys success in many other industries.  Liebherr container cranes are in use in over 100 ports and nearly 50 countries worldwide.