DesignPro Automation is a leading provider of precision automation and machine build services to a variety of industries such as pharmaceuticals, medical devices, aviation, automotive, cosmetics and renewable energy. Based in County Limerick, Ireland the company has developed a reputation as a creative and highly professional partner to some of the world’s largest multinationals. Providing a complete turnkey solution, our services include; problem analysis, design, prototyping, build, installation and maintenance. Together we work with companies to reduce cost, improve efficiency and deliver return on investment all within specified timeframes and budgets.
Services & Capabilities
- Problem Analysis
- Electrical Design
- Solidworks Electrical Schematics
- Control Panel Build & Machine Wiring
- Automation & PLC Development
- Automation & Electrical Service Support
- CNC Machining/ Milling/ Turning
- Form Grinding and Surface Grinding
- 5 Axis Machining
- Cylindrical Grinding
- Contract tooling/ Press tooling
- 3D Modelling
- Virtual Prototyping and full R&D lab
- 2D to 3D Conversion Services
- Solidworks CAD Package
- PDM system (Product Data Management)
- ISO 9001:2015 Internal Process
- European Standards for conformity of CE Marking
- Validation process to GAMP 5 level
- Equipment Certification
- Assembly and Debug
- Installation and Site Support
- Service & Maintenance
Opening new doors
What a difference a year makes!
Award Success & The Launch of a New Robotics Division
Industry Recognition for Research Partnership with UL
For this particular accolade we teamed up with the University of Limerick & KUKA Robotics UK & Ireland to further develop a robotic solution to endoscopy that aims to improve patient safety. A special mention must also be made to the late Dr. Paul O’Byrne, who was the brainchild of this concept – a true pioneer for medical advancements.
DesignPro is established by Paul Collins, a designer with big dreams, in the spare room of a rented house in Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick, Ireland.
Demand for Paul’s innovative machine designs increases quickly and the company expands into an industrial facility in Abbeyfeale, while also taking on another full time employee.
The company takes on its first full machine build project, an assembly machine for a large multinational in the medical device industry. Strong supplier relationships are formed and word-of-mouth generates a number of multinational projects.
Continued expansion leads to a move into an additional 14,000ft² facility in Newcastle West, Co. Limerick and a refreshed ‘look and feel’ for the company brand. DesignPro achieves ISO 9001: 2008 certification.
Up against 30,000 other applicants, DesignPro is crowned the Overall Winner of the National Enterprise Award rocketing the company into the public domain and generating significant international interest.
The move to a 110,000ft² facility in Rathkeale, Co. Limerick sees DesignPro pull all its operational capabilities under the one roof to become the largest special-purpose, machine building facility in Ireland.
In light of the company’s growth strategy DesignPro embarks on a rebrand launching a new brand identity that will help support the move into international markets. The company is also successful in receiving H2020 funding for a highly innovative renewable energy project.
With a number of large international contracts already secured, plans for the year ahead include further expansion and a large recruitment drive lining 2019 up to be another important year full of progressive milestones.
A large expansion in July 2015 to a 110,000ft² building located at the Rathkeale Industrial Estate, in Co. Limerick, Ireland has allowed us to establish new departments and expand existing ones. This map shows the section of the building that is completely overhauled and fully operational since the move.