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Paul Collins


Bolgers Awarded ISO 9001 & the new IATF 16949 Quality Standard

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Congratulations to our Quality Manager Gavin James, the Operations Team and all employees of Bolgers who were instrumental in Bolger’s becoming one of the first sheet metal fabrication companies in Ireland to be certified to the brand new ISO 9001 Quality Management and IATF 16949 Automotive Management standards.

Being accredited to IATF 16949 ensures that we have a quality system focused on the stringent requirements of the automotive sector.

The Bolgers Quality Management System is also appropriate to any high technology environment where reliability and quality are critical.

We strive to:

  • Meet or exceed our Customer requirements
  • Deliver our products right first time and on time – every time
  • Add value to our business through efficient processes
  • Grow our business through competitive customer partnerships
  • Protect the dignity and safety of our colleagues
  • Conduct our business with respect for our environment

Some of the methodologies and technologies in use at Bolgers are:

  • Product and process qualification through CPK analysis, FAI, ISIR, PPAP and other APQP principles
  • Risk management through FMECA studies, process maps, and Control Plans
  • Appropriate measuring capability including 3 axis co-ordinate measurement using a FARO arm
  • Continuous Improvement initiatives to challenge and improve our systems
  • Robust problem solving focused on defect elimination using techniques including 5- Why and 8D Analysis
  • Product verification systems using a Poka Yoke approach and other systems for end of line fixturing and customer pass-through-point assurance
  • Daily Direction Setting with operations team and operators

If you require a solution delivering reliability where quality is paramount please contact us to review our full service offering.

Bolgers meets with Taiwan’s Ambassador to Ireland Simon S. K. Tu

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On Friday 23rd Bolgers Business Development Manager, Paul Collins, attended a business lunch with Ambassador Simon S. K. Tu and Clare Fine Gael TD Joe Carey in Quin, Co. Clare. Also in attendance were Brian King from Smithstown Light Engineering and Vincent Delaney from UTS HR Group.

During the meeting there were very rich discussions on Taiwan’s manufacturing capabilities, competitiveness and quality in the area of machine building and export as well as the culture comparisons between Taiwan and Ireland.

It was also really interesting to hear, from a neutral prospective, the Ambassadors opinion on Brexit and what he thinks lies ahead.

To finish the Ambassador kindly invited us to Dublin in October to celebrate Taiwan’s national day.

Minister Humphreys leads Enterprise Ireland Trade Visit to Volvo Cars, Sweden

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Heather Humphreys TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, is leading an Enterprise Ireland trade visit to Volvo Cars in Gothenburg, Sweden today – 15 Irish companies, including Bolger Engineering, are taking part in an Irish Automotive Supply Days initiative at Volvo Cars HQ where they will exhibit to Nordic-based automakers and suppliers. Read more here http://ow.ly/GSCB309Tdj4

Bolgers team meet Mary Mitchell O’Connor – Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation at the Enterprise Ireland, International Markets week event, held at the RDS, Dublin recently.

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L-R – Michael Campion: DA Enterprise Ireland. – Mary Mitchell O’Connor: Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation. – Terrance O’Rourke: Chairman, Enterprise Ireland. – Pat Breen: Jun Minister for Enterprise and Small business, – Ian Bolger: MD Bolgers. – Victoria Bioko: Market Advisor, Enterprise Ireland. Andrew Lynch: Head of Intl Bus Dev, Bolgers. – Julie Sinnamon: CEO, Enterprise Ireland.

Whilst attending the recent International Markets week event, hosted by Enterprise Ireland at the RDS in Dublin, Ian Bolger and Andrew Lynch had the pleasure to meet with Govt Ministers Mary Mitchell O’Connor and Pat Breen, along with senior members of the Enterprise Ireland organisation, to have a discussion around how Bolgers are working toward widening our International reach, by acquiring new customers in new territories.



Minister for Enterprise and Small Business Pat Breen visits Bolgers

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Recently Bolger Engineering had the privilege to welcome the Minister for Employment and Small Business, Pat Breen, along with the Director South/South East & Mid-West Regions for Enterprise Ireland, Jerry Moloney, and Enterprise Ireland Development Adviser, Michael Campion.

We firstly conducted a plant tour led by Bolger’s Production Manager, Peter Hennessy. After that tour Minster Breen complemented Bolgers on our skilled and engaging workforce, as well as the detailed processes and procedures in place that will help drive Bolgers continued success in the future.

From there rich discussions focused on Bolgers business growth strategy post Brexit led by Bolger’s co Managing Director, Ian Bolger. Here we looked at how important market diversification and innovation will be in an uncertain market climate following Brexit.

To finish Minister Breen thanked Bolgers for the work we are doing in the Mid-West region and has promised to stay close to our work with Enterprise Ireland on export market diversification.

Enterprise Ireland Director South/South East & Mid-West Regions, Jerry Moloney, Bolger Engineering Production Manager, Peter Hennessy, Minister for Employment and Small Business, Pat Breen, Bolger Engineering Head of International Sales, Andrew Lynch, Bolger Engineering Business Development Manager, Paul Collins, Bolger Engineering MD, Ian Bolger, Enterprise Ireland DA, Michael Campion