Manufacturing Excellence

We have a long and well established manufacturing heritage, dating back to our earliest years, and to this day our facility remains a uniquely integrated manufacturing operation in Shannon, Ireland.

Our own in-house designed and manufactured sensors are the core elements of our alarm products. These highly sensitive and robust devices are assembled and calibrated within the manufacturing process. All of the other key components are also manufactured in-house, including populated printed circuit boards, plastic parts, enclosures, and piezo chamber assemblies.

Highly Automated Processes

A fully integrated manufacturing philosophy includes state of the art through-hole and surface mount technologies in our PCB assembly, together with a range of injection moulding machines supplying our complement of plastic parts and enclosures

Printed Circuit Board Assembly

Using both Surface Mount and Thru Hole Technologies

Injection Moulding of Plastics

45 Machines with 20-300 Tonnes Clamping Force

Cell Assembly

Following the two stages of PCB and Plastics component manufacture, comes the stage of product assembly, which takes place within dedicated assembly cells. The use of lean manufacturing practices, introduced in the 1990’s ensures that the optimum in flexibility, efficiency and quality can be achieved. Multiple proprietary and dedicated test and calibration equipment as well as fully and semi-automated assembly jigs and fixtures deliver on-time output and quality levels for our customers.

Key Stages

  • Integrated Circuit Test & Chamber Assembly
  • Robot Soldering & Final Assembly
  • Test & Calibration
  • Packing & Quality Control

12+ Million Smoke & CO Alarms Manufactured Annually

Lean Manufacturing & Continuous Improvement

Our integrated manufacturing approach, unique in the current age, is underpinned by an ongoing assessment of our ISO 9001 quality management system and a desire to achieve ever improving productivity and quality yields. It affords us unrivalled flexibility, efficiency and control throughout the entire supply chain. Our lean manufacturing philosophy ensures total employee involvement, and has also built a company wide culture of continuous improvement, which has been critical to our growth and success since our foundation.