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Paul Collins

Bolger Engineering New Roles Announcement

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With Bolgers continued success in the marketplace we are now hiring for the following positions across our day and evening shifts.

2 Welders – Mig/Tig experience preferred however we do offer full training to anyone looking to upskill in the area of welding.

2 Painters – 1 Wet Spray Painter and 1 Powder Painter. Experience preferred but we do offer full training to anyone looking to upskill in the area of industrial painting.

6 General Operatives – 3 for day shift and 3 for evening shift – Roles required across all areas to support manufacturing output.

Please contact us directly at HR@bolgers.com for more information on these exciting new roles.

Bolgers Ramping Up Production To Increase Ventilator Fabrication Output To Support Medtronic Address The COVID-19 Pandemic.

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Pictured here are Noel Halpin (Floor Manager) and Paul Collins (Sales and Marketing Manager), Bolger Engineering, at the recent Manufacturing Solutions event in L.I.T. showing one of their high quality precision medical fabrications.

Bolgers is a leading medical equipment fabrication and assembly supplier based in Shannon, Co Clare, Ireland. It is increasing its ventilator fabrication manufacturing to support Medtronic as they more than double their capacity to manufacture and supply ventilators in response to the urgent needs of patients and healthcare systems across the globe confronting COVID-19.

Medtronic recognizes the acute need for ventilators as life-saving devices in the management of COVID-19 infections. High-performance ventilators play a critical role in the management of patients with severe respiratory illness, such as COVID-19, who require assistance because they cannot breathe effectively. By placing a patient on such a ventilator, the patient’s lungs are permitted to rest and recover while the ventilator performs the functions of supplying oxygen and simulating the actions of breathing. Without ventilation support, many patients with severe respiratory disease might not survive.

In Bolgers we manufacture the chassis’ for Medtronic’s Puritan Bennett™ 980 (PB 980) and Puritan Bennett™ 840 (PB 840) high performance ventilators from our purpose built facility in Shannon, Ireland. These ventillators are primarily designed for critically ill patients in high acuity setting.

Bolgers Demand and Supply

Ventilator demand has significantly increased in light of COVID-19, and Bolgers continues to work with Medtronic to meet this increased global demand. “We have identified additional opportunities to increase our manufacturing capacity including bringing on additional staff, approx. 25+ people, and implementing new manufacturing shift patterns. We also have strong commitments from our supply chain to support us during this unprecedented ramp up of demand and we fully expect to support Medtronic to get ventilators to market quickly. Bolgers in partnership with our supply chain are now going to be in the frontline of the battle against COVID-19 and we will play our part in the national and international effort” said Managing Director Graham Bolger.

About Bolgers

Bolgers based in Shannon, Co. Clare, Ireland, celebrating 40 years in business this year, provide end to end advanced manufacturing solutions for the Medtech industry including design aid for manufacture, manufacture at our high end purpose built facility, full validation of all components and logistics and supply chain solutions.

For further information contact Paul Collins, Sales and Marketing Manager at paul.collins@bolgers.com or visit our website at www.bolgers.com.

Manufacturing Solutions 2019

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A quick look back at last week where British Government Representatives attended Manufacturing Solutions 2019 at LIT, as UK Irish trade relations took centre stage.The British Embassy said it is confident “great business” will ensue from today’s event. Pictured here are  Noel Halpin and Paul Collins, Bolger Engineering with Catherine Page, Chargee D’Affaires, British Embassy Dublin showing one of our high quality high precision fabrications. UK Irish trade relations were central to Manufacturing Solutions Ireland 2019, as more than 600 visitors, exhibitors, manufacturers and business owners met at the manufacturing supply trade exhibition event at LIT, Moylish Campus, which was also attended by representatives of the British Government. Picture: Alan Place

GTMA – Supporting Manufacturing Excellence, Manufacturing Solutions Event on Wednesday the 12th of June.

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Only 2 days left for the Manufacturing  Solutions event to be held at Limerick Institute of Technology on 12th June. This will be a well attended conference with over 100 exhibitors from the #UK and  #Ireland – Come visit Bolgers at Stand P10 for all your precision fabrication needs. #manufacturingsolutions #supplychain #manufacturingindustry #Bolgers #sheetmetal #fabrications #precisionengineering Come visit Bolgers at Stand P10 for all your precision fabrication needs. Registration still open at https://manufacturingsolutions.ie/


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.