Lean Business Ireland Conference Exhibitors 2023


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ATC Group

Do you require a modular lean material handling system designed for your specific process?
Do you need to improve quality, increase productivity, improve employee morale, safety and reduce operating cost?
Do you need a flexible solution that will grow with your production line, maximising efficiencies every step of the way?
We provide a full range of lean modular solutions that are built to ensure our customers have the best solutions to help improve the process.
Our innovative and bespoke LEAN engineered solutions are designed with the operator at core.

Atlantic Technological University

ATU offers students the opportunity to study part-time through a variety of delivery modes such as online, blended, and on-campus learning with progression routes from Level 6 Higher Certificate right up to Level 9 Masters.
We have the experience and expertise amongst our academic and support staff to ensure our graduates succeed, in whatever path they choose.
With over 20 years’ experience in part-time online and blended learning, we will give you the flexibility you need to invest in yourself and your career whilst also balancing life commitments such as family, work, or caring responsibilities. Our focus has always been to deliver a flexible part-time learning experience designed to suit you and your life.
Atlantic TU offers a new higher educational experience. Building on the foundations of applied learning, our university will grow through
research informed teaching.


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Competitive Capabilities International 

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Crystal Lean Solutions

For the last 12 years, we’ve worked with clients across a range of industries including Pharmaceutical, Food, Electronics, Medial Devices, Healthcare, Precision Engineering, SME’s and Construction (LCi Commended). We provide tailored Lean solutions, bespoke training packages, mentoring, and coaching, to enable you to implement and sustain genuine business improvements.

Our team of consultants have backgrounds covering a diverse range of experience across multiple industries. This experience enables us to fully support you in your pursuit of excellence.


For over 28 years Dataworks have helped leading Life Science companies to deliver better outcomes through the Optimisation, Automation and Digitisation of their Processes. We apply our deep understanding of your sector, our Lean and OpEx experience to deliver truly transformational solutions to your business. We work collaboratively across all functions and levels of your business to develop the optimum solution with you. We strive to ensure that the social and technical aspect of your workplace operate in harmony, empowering your teams to work more effectively, make more informed decisions and enabling them to deliver their true value to your organisation.

We look forward to meeting you at the Lean Business Ireland Conference 2023.

Contact us any time if you would like to discuss how we can use our experience and expertise to deliver real benefits to your business.

Address: Dataworks Ltd Unit 4i, Six Cross Roads Business Park Waterford.
Tel: +353 (0)51 878 555
Website: www.dataworks.ie

Engineering Industries Ireland

Engineering Industries is Ireland’s engineering business representative group and one of Ibec’s newest Trade Association launched in November 2021, Engineering Industries Ireland represents over 150 industrial engineering manufacturing and services companies in Ireland. The engineering sectors we represent have exports at €8.8 billion or 3.6% of national exports, 10,800 enterprises employing 50,751 people and 65% indigenous companies. Our members are involved in industrial automation, precision engineering, agriculture machinery, material handling, packaging, energy and environment, process engineering, automotive, metal fabrication & processing, renewables and engineering services.

We represent engineering businesses, both homegrown and multinationals, big and small, to advocate for a supportive business environment, as well as provide expert employer relations, industry insight and incomparable networking opportunities for our members.

Enterprise Ireland

Enterprise Ireland is the state agency responsible for supporting the development of manufacturing and internationally traded services companies. We provide funding and supports for companies - from entrepreneurs with business propositions for a high potential start-up through to large companies expanding their activities, improving efficiency and growing international sales.
Enterprise Ireland can support your Lean / Digital Enterprise Excellence journey, whether it is to benchmark and improve business processes with the support of digital technologies, to innovate your entire organisation, or to transition your organisation to the low carbon more resource efficient economy of the future.
Enterprise Ireland’s Lean Business Offer (LeanStart, LeanPlus, LeanTransform) is designed to encourage clients to adopt Lean business principles in their organisation to increase performance and competitiveness.
Lean tools and techniques are helping companies across the globe to address competitiveness issues within their businesses by building the capability of their people to identify problems, improve operations and create a more innovative organisation.

Herbst Software

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ICBE Advanced Productivity Skillnet
Helping Businesses Be the Best They Can Be

Exploring new and better ways of working that will bring improvements in the shortest time.

Learning how a challenge that has kept you awake at night has been solved by others.

And knowing that you’re building a strong company not just for yourself, but as part of your commitment to Ireland’s competitive future.

The key to it all is SHARING. A coming together for the good of not just one, but for all. At the Irish Centre of Business Excellence, our Members know that power is gained by sharing knowledge, not holding on to it. Because knowledge only reaches its true potential when we pass it on – and watch it multiply. Without a doubt, some of the most successful companies in the world are those who share, collaborate and practice free exchange of ideas.

This ‘willingness to work together’ is in the DNA of the ICBE, and has seen us help set, support and share best business practice, skills and knowledge for all our Members within the manufacturing and service industries.

Through events, customised funded training, Benchmarking Visits to exemplary companies and our unique Call for Support process we facilitate continuous improvement, spread innovations and collectively solve problems for the good of all.

ICBE Advanced Productivity Skillnet
This comprehensive Skillnet is committed to promoting innovation and productivity though industry-led training for the manufacturing and service sectors in Ireland. Advanced methodologies and technology are key focus areas.

Focusing initially on Lean, Six Sigma and Shingo, this Skillnet has expanded to include key technologies and methodologies from automation to data analytics and additive manufacturing.

IDA Ireland

IDA supports a range of overseas companies from small high growth businesses to large multinationals. IDA Ireland’s main objective is to encourage investment into Ireland by foreign-owned companies. Our success is measured by the impact on the Irish economy of FDI and IDA supported companies.

Jigsaw Better Business

Jigsaw Better Business are an award-winning team of Operational Excellence coaches delivering Enterprise Ireland, IDA and Local Enterprise Office programmes and support. Jigsaw Better Business help business leaders to step back and look at what they do each day with fresh eyes. With a highly-skilled team across 4 pillars - Operations, Digital, Sustainability and People Development, we recognise helping people is at the heart of every project. It is people who carry out the daily business operations, manage the business, and have a vision for its future.

When companies work with Jigsaw Better Business, it means having an experienced coach & mentor stand alongside you, asking insightful questions. We have worked with hundreds of businesses across Ireland and no matter what kind of business you have, after working with us you will make improvements in how you operate. Every project we have worked on has resulted in cost savings or increased capacity and usually both together.

Put simply, through creative problem solving, people development, and process innovation, we help great businesses like yours BE BETTER.


Founded in 2002, LBSPartners is a business consultancy firm that provides leadership and operational excellence training that specialises in the areas of digitalisation, business excellence & strategic direction. We are guided by the LBS business transformation framework, enabling our clients to become better businesses.
We work closely with our clients to help them transform into the streamlined efficient operation they aspire to be. Together we do this by guiding our clients in developing skills and techniques to become more efficient, productive, and cost-effective to fulfil the value proposition they offer to their customers.
We have extensive Digital, Operational Excellence, and Leadership experience in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and Irish-owned, indigenous companies across a number of sectors, including manufacturing, engineering, financial services, public sector, and medical devices.

Leading Edge Group

Our Mission

Leading Edge Group develops a natural bond with leaders focusing on business transformation. We grow as your organization grows and improve performance by providing customized services that deliver measurable results. We work with you every step of the way to realize your organization’s true potential because we care about your people, your culture and your customer. We care about passing the benefits of our experience to you, as an individual, an SME or a large corporate or healthcare organization. Striving for perfection underlies all that we do and we will provide you with the platform to develop a Continuous Improvement culture and sustain it in your everyday work. We use a combination of data based process change and positive cultural change to improve performance and help your organization grow.

Who Are We?

Leading Edge Group was established in 1995 in Cork, Ireland by our CEO Joe Aherne. We have continued to grow and expand with operations in Canada, Australia and the Middle East. Joe established the business when he realized that positive change is achieved by going back to the very basics – the people. Leading Edge Group was established to help the real experts – every manager, every operator, every administrator, every clinician, every CEO. With our experience, we act as a lever for change to allow you to realize your organization’s true potential. In over 24 years, we have worked with more than 1,000 satisfied clients to deliver anything from full organization-wide transformations, rapid improvement events to customized training solutions, all of which have created over $1B in improvement savings.
You can read about our team here.

We are a leader in the provision of:

Business Transformation
Management consulting
Change management
Strategy development and deployment
Process/operational improvements


Our Mission
Our mission is to support businesses to work smarter, not harder. We do this by helping you unlock the potential of the people behind the processes in your organisation. As a result of our training, expert mentoring and our own experiential simulation game, our clients are more competitive, have greater profitability and have lower employee attrition rates.

About Our Company
When we first started the business in 2006, our goal was to share the simple yet highly effective approach of Lean Thinking. We wanted to make lean “real” and deliver “hands on” training to give people the skills and practical tools to improve their processes.

Today, this is still our goal. We want to work with organisations that:

See practical process improvement as part of what they do,
Value people development,
And value individual support to drive process excellence.
Our goal is to engage and develop the capability of your staff to improve your operational performance. This will help your organisation grow and succeed.

Macmarts Software

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We Are The OEE People!
We work with the world’s most progressive manufacturing companies to increase capacity, reduce costs, improve quality & drive continuous improvement. Our unique record of combining our Smart Factory OEE Software, PerformOEE, with our Science of Manufacturing Methodology delivers real-time visibility, analysis and control of your manufacturing performance.

Pembroke Alliance

We are a Team of 30 Associates with experience of either running our own manufacturing/services business or being in Senior Management positions across multiple sectors including, construction, food, recycling, engineering, MEDtech, plastics, furniture, dairy, tech, etc.



Profitsflow is focused on the provision of Enterprise Resource Planning and Field Service software solutions to manufacturing and field service companies.  Profitsflow sets itself apart from its competitors by offering an individually tailored approach to its clients. A cornerstone of the company ethos is the belief that to deliver the best ERP solution for a client you most focus on understanding the customer’s needs.

Profitsflow core ERP solution is EFACS E/8. This software package is authored by Exel Computer Systems plc. Profitsflow is the sole distribution partner for the Island of Ireland.

The success of an ERP solution depends on its evolution which enables it to meet the changing requirements of the users. Profitsflow is in the unique position where we have direct access to the system developers which allows us to have an input in the future development of the ERP solution.

Address: Wexford Enterprise Centre, Rosslare Road, Wexford, Y35 VO48
Tel: 01 2449580
Website: www.profitsflow.com


RIKON is a hybrid centre of innovation in Business Technology Management situated on the South East Technological University (SETU) campus, in the heart of the South East of Ireland. Our BizTech strategists specialise in solving business problems and creating commercial opportunities through pioneering research advancements across business strategy, innovation, design, operational excellence and technology optimisation. RIKON think differently because we are a mix of business strategists, technologists and design thinkers who will create, incubate and deliver a future for your business that will produce extraordinary results and allow you to leapfrog your competition.

S A Partners LLP 

We believe in a better future where employees thrive and leaders inspire. Where work is meaningful and has purpose. A future where workplaces are customer-centric, and put employees first. Great workplaces don't just happen, they are developed through a focus on Purpose, People and Processes.

Since 1993 our team have been supporting organisations around the world to build and leverage their Continuous Improvement & Leadership capabilities - and develop their business systems to enable them to achieve Enterprise Excellence. We do this through a combination of accredited training; coaching and consultancy.

Our global team supports clients in over 18 countries. Our approach is centred around creating people and behavioural based solutions that inspire and engage. We believe in making an impact and the power of every company to build a better future.

For more information about how we can support companies in Ireland contact our regional head [email protected]

SeaChange Ltd

SeaChange offers market-leading EHS consultancy, behaviour-based safety (BBS) solutions, safety culture measurement and auditing, lean risk management tools, digital safety products and bespoke safety culture programme design and delivery within multiple sectors including manufacturing, pharma, medical device, FMCG, and SMEs. Client 'safety culture' results include 80% increase in staff safety engagement; 78% decrease in LTIs; 25% increase in global audit scores and 65% increase in EHS KPIs.

SQT Training 

For 30 years, we’ve brought the latest thinking, the leading techniques and the most accomplished industry trainers into ambitious organisations, large and small, throughout Ireland, the UK and beyond.  We empower people with the capability to help their organisations reach the highest standards, maintain compliance and drive efficiency.  We are renowned for a dynamic, practical real world approach.  A combination of theory and practice that works.

We believe, in the field, the best people to learn from are seasoned industry experts, not just academics.  That’s why we so carefully hand- pick every single tutor.  People who have worked at the coalface, who can draw on their experience and share real world insights, stories and techniques. Leaders to empower and inspire you.

Training is much more effective when it’s made relevant to your organisation and your particular needs.  That’s why we make it our business to understand your business.  With that understanding we can best advise on who needs what training, and tailor programmes to precisely address your unique needs.

Suir Engineering  

We are a leading provider of innovative mechanical, electrical and instrumentation engineering solutions for our clients throughout Ireland, the UK, Europe and other locations across the globe.

We provide best in class contracting solutions with in-house, flexible resources capable of providing a personable and consistent service to our customers.

Our people are our number one asset. Suir Engineering prioritise direct hire practices and make it our mission to contribute to our employees development every step of the way. Suir Engineering has a proud track record of retaining staff and promoting its talent from Apprenticeship to Director.

Suir Engineering is a wholly owned subsidiary of EDF Energy Services, a JV between EDF Energy & Dalkia


Our mission in Ubix is to support and drive the implementation of Visual Management Systems. We believe the use of Visual Management give business a simple, cost effective means to drive real change, delivering excellence in the culture and effectiveness of their operations.

To this end we design, print and supply both standard and bespoke pre-printed dry-wipe boards and a full range of support materials. We work with clients to develop solutions that use their language to address their problems and opportunities. These solutions can then easily be developed and changed with the organisation as it evolves.

Established from a 35 year WCM/Lean expertise, married to a 20 year print experience,  Ubix is your new one stop shop for brilliant quality Lean, HR and Safety products.


WrxFlo is a leading software solutions company that specializes in helping businesses connect multiple data sources and optimize their supply chain operations.
Using a People, Process, Technology framework, WrxFlo identifies gaps in both process and system functionality, integrates multiple Business systems (ERP’s, MES, CRM, CSV’s, Spreadsheets) and develops tailored solutions to enhance efficiency throughout the supply chain. As a result, WrxFlo’ s clients have seen significant improvements in manufacturing capacity, cost per unit, customer order fulfilment, and sustainability. For instance, some clients have reported a 40% increase in manufacturing capacity, a 20% reduction in transformation costs, a 98% decrease in overdue orders, and a 99% decrease in on-site paper usage. With their expertise in software solutions and commitment to helping businesses thrive, WrxFlo is a valuable partner for any organization looking to Lean-out and optimize their operations.