173 | UK Enterprise Awards 2021 Best Steel Fabrication Company – UK & Ireland Situated in Pomeroy, County Tyrone, Fabricat Ireland Ltd is a steel fabrication and erection company with the capacity to fabricate 200 tonnes of steel a week, as well as manufacturing a range of products including girders, trusses and stanchions. These are erected on-site to provide the skeleton of any commercial building project all over the North and South of Ireland and UK. Over the years, Fabricat has grown both in size and reputation and has carried out contracts like Google Offices Dublin, University College Dublin, NUIG Galway, Bangor Grammar School Bangor, Abbey Grammar School Newry, Cheif O’Neills Dublin and Whitlee Wind farm Glasgow, Scotland. From manufacture to site installation, safety and product quality is of paramount importance. Through its vast experience in the industry, Fabricat has developed a highly skilled workforce trained to exceptionally high standards, including fully qualified steel fabricators, fitters, welders and steel erectors. The superior reputation of Fabricat is due to careful consideration of client requirements for optimum quality. To consolidate this reputation, the company has implemented a quality system which conforms with the requirements of BS EN ISO 9002. From initial site surveying right through to site erection, Fabricat’s comprehensive service offers customers a complete turnkey package. Fabricat greatly benefits from the location of its workshop and facilities, based at the edge of Pomeroy, which allows for a spacious yard as well as having a storehouse just seven minutes away. This extra storehouse means that it is easier for local steel suppliers to deliver bigger stock orders without taking up required and necessary space in the yard where all the fabrication takes place. Also housed on the 40,000 square foot facility is a fully equipped in-house drawing office with exceptionally skilled and fully trained structural detailers that use state-of-the-art computerised steel detailing equipment: Tekla Structures. The Drawing Office plays an important role in the tender stage as it quickly produces the information needed to get an accurate and competitive cost. Producing a model at this early stage also means it gives the client a visual impression of how the finished structure will look. Site performance is one of the most important stages of the whole process at Fabricat. This rewarding development is where you can physically see the hard work and dedication go up to make a remarkable structure. The Contract Manger corresponds and interacts between the clients, the Site Foreman and the Steel Detailer to ensure that if any problem arises at site it can be fixed quickly and efficiently. Before arriving on site, all the steel is analysed by the Workshop Foreman in a checklist order to ensure that the steel is safe and fit for purpose. With his 15 years’ experience and close eye for perfection, he will not let any assembled piece leave the yard unless he is confident and satisfied that it is adequate for site. All the site erectors are fully committed to their site safety, therefore they are all thoroughly instructed of the Method Statement before they start anything. In accordance with the current laws and legislation, the site erectors and operatives have all carried out the imperative and fundamental training for working on-site with the required documentation (CSR and IPAF Cards etc). Within the past couple of years, Fabricat has invested heavily in new cutting edge technology such as the Ficep Endeveour CNC Saw/Drill Line Machine, along with other machinery in the workshop that provides high accuracy and increases production time, such as the ‘Durma Press Brake’ and the ‘Durma Guillotine’. All plates are cut in-house with the Hypertherm HPR260XD Plasma. The CNC Files are provided by the Drawing Office with the part numbers and hardworking Plasma Operators ensure that the numbers are correctly transferred onto the plates after they have been cut as well as operating the machine correctly and effectively and keeping the plasma well maintained. Company: Fabricat Ireland Ltd Web Address: www.fabricatireland.com Apr21717 With a reputation for its ability to achieve the best in the market, Fabricat Ireland has grown into one of the leading steel work fabricators in Ireland and the UK.