Seminar Draws Manufacturing Engineering Personnel Together In Northwest
LotusWorks collaborated with the School of Engineering, Institute of Technology Sligo on Thursday last, 26th March, to deliver a half day seminar themed “Engineering Out Costs”
L-R: Tony Walsh, Maintenance Manager Wyeth Biopharma Campus, Grange Castle Dublin; Padraig Philips, Maintenance Manager, Abbott Ballytivlan; Joe Foley, Factory Manager, Ireland Fab Operations, Intel Leixlip, DublinJustin Knecht, Centre for Design Innovation, Institute of Technology, Sligo, Business Innovation Centre and Connor Flanagan, MD Lotus Technical Services, at ‘Engineering Out Costs’ seminar at Institute of Technology, Sligo. (Photo Declan Bray)
Keynote speakers at the event were engineering personnel from leading multinational manufacturers including Wyeth, Abbott and Intel. The companies showcased cost saving initiatives and efficiency improvement. These solutions have been adopted successfully by their companies to assist in ensuring competitiveness in today’s challenging environment. ‘Engineering Out Costs’ was attended by engineering experts from over sixty manufacturers in the Northwest, West and Midlands making it one of the biggest events of its kind in the region for some time.
Opening the event, Professor Terri Scott, President, IT, Sligo commented: “Innovation is the key to success in challenging times. IT, Sligo is delighted to partner with LotusWorks in hosting this seminar which showcases examples of engineering innovation across Ireland’s most iconic companies. As the largest third level education provider in the region, IT, Sligo is taking a leadership role in promoting innovation. We will collaborate with industry and support agencies to promote an enterprise culture to maximise the potential for growth across the region”.
L-R: Padraig Philips, Abbott Sligo; Tony Walsh, Wyeth Biopharma , Niall McEvoy, Head of Technology Transfer & Innovation, Institute of Technology, Sligo; Emer Conroy, Marketing & Communications, LotusWorks and Joe Foley, Ireland Fab Operations, Intel Leixlip. (Photo Declan Bray)
Connor Flanagan MD Lotus Technical Services stated: ‘For two decades now, Lotus Technical Services has been delivering outsourced engineering services to the manufacturing and process industries here in Ireland & the U.S. We understand the challenges faced by manufacturing companies and assist by delivering solutions to help meet those challenges.
He developed this further: ‘ Despite the size or scale of the company, remaining competitive and cost efficient is a shared common goal of manufacturing organisations today. We realise there is value in organising a seminar on engineering cost reduction solutions. Taking into account the current economic climate, this event presents an opportunity for engineering personnel to share practices and ideas, to network and to perhaps gain new information on how best to remain competitive and reduce costs. Local manufacturers will benefit from the expertise of larger multinational manufacturers”
IT, Sligo- largest online School of Engineering
Niall McEvoy, Technology Transfer and Innovation Manager at IT, Sligo commented ‘The School of Engineering at IT Sligo includes the largest Online School of Engineering in Ireland. This event in partnership with LotusWorks brings local and international technical expertise to businesses in the North West. I t ensures that engineering work practices are innovative and cost effective maintaining positive bottom line figures.
He concluded that ‘ LotusWorks is an example of a company set up in Sligo that has grown internationally and this seminar sees them bringing some of the benefits home to other engineering companies in the North West’
Connor Flanagan, MD Lotus Technical Services, shares some international learning at ‘Engineering Out Costs’ seminar at Institute of Technology, Sligo today. (Photo Declan Bray)
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