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 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.
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 is Ireland’s Inward Investment Promotion Agency. The Agency partners with overseas companies to secure new investment in Ireland and collaborates with companies to expand their existing footprint in Ireland. IDA Ireland works with a portfolio of almost 1,800 overseas companies operating in Ireland across a myriad of industry sectors from Technology and Life Sciences to International Services and Financial Services.
Today, 9 of the top 10 Pharmaceutical companies, 14 of the top 15 Medical Technology companies, 9 of the top 10 Industrial Automation companies and 7 of the top 10 Global Software companies have established operations in Ireland.
Whether you’re a large, established multinational or a high-growth scaling company, Ireland offers the perfect platform for continued success. Our proven track record for attracting global foreign direct investment means companies benefit from unrivalled experience in setting up rapidly and quickly achieving scale. IDA Ireland continues to support companies on their transformation journey through a number of supports including Lean, Digitalisation, Sustainability, Innovation and Training grants.
With over 70 years’ experience in partnering with corporations and start-ups to internationalise and scale, IDA Ireland has gained a unique perspective on what it takes to succeed – come and speak to us during the Lean Business Ireland conference so that we can discuss in more detail how we can support you as you continue to grow and innovate your operations in Ireland.
Leading Edge Group
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:
Strategy development and deployment
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.