Cookstown Engineering Company Invests in Capability

Oct 13, 2004

Cookstown-based Steelweld (Fabrications) Ltd is investing over £1 million in plant and capability to develop new business opportunities it has identified for its range of engineering and fabrication services outside Northern Ireland.
22/3/2004

Cookstown-based Steelweld (Fabrications) Ltd is investing over £1 million in plant and capability to develop new business opportunities it has identified for its range of engineering and fabrication services outside Northern Ireland.

Steelweld specialises in assembly and metal fabrication services throughout the engineering sector, including plasma and laser cutting, metal forming, welding and fabrication, punching and metal finishing.

Invest NI’s Omagh Local Office is assisting the company in capability development areas, such as quality, supply chain management, business improvement, IT and marketing.

Graham Davis, Invest NI’s Local Office Network director, said: “By adding value to its services this enterprising company expects to expand its business with existing customers and to exploit new opportunities that will continue the growth in turnover. This approach will provide additional opportunities in the Cookstown District Council area, a designated NTSN region.”

Dominic Crilly, Steelweld’s managing director, said: “This investment will enable us to develop our skills and capability in customer-facing activities. This will enhance our services and enable us to move even closer to our customers that include major engineering businesses with strong export sales.

“To assist our expansion plans, the company recently achieving ISO9001 and is currently working towards Investors in People accreditation. As part of the Company Development Programme, all welders are receiving on-the-job training and weld testing to BSEN 287.

“This focus demonstrates our commitment to our most valuable asset, our employees, and our determination to provide the best possible and most responsive services to all our customers.”

The company currently employs 40 people, a figure that has increased significantly over the past two years.


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