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Newry-based Re-Gen Robotics announces £1m investment in response to 'phenomenal' demand

Pictured are: Fintan Duffy, managing director of Re-Gen Robotics; and James Power; tanker and site supervisor

NEWRY-based Re-Gen Robotics has invested £1 million in the business to meet growing customer demand.

The sister company of Re-Gen Waste, which specialises in remotely controlled, ‘no man entry' robotic tank cleaning in the petrochemical industry, has purchased a new tank cleaning robot and jet vac tanker lorry.

The firm, which is the only business of its kind in the UK and Ireland, is also recruiting four new employees as part of its ongoing expansion plans.

For the business, founded only earlier this year, it is the second major investment made after a £1.5m outlay announced in April.

Re-Gen Robotics managing director, Fintan Duffy said the latest investment is a response to "phenomenal" interest from major UK-based oil firms.

"We take delivery of our additional robot and tanker in October, which means we can increase capacity and meet customer demand," he said.

“The industry is striving for more predictable methods of cleaning, inspection and assessment and there is a very real appetite across the board, for 'no man entry' tank cleaning. Tank owners globally are increasingly looking for tank cleaning and waste product removal systems that can perform safe, efficient and cost-effective operations."

“Applying fully integrated, ‘no man entry', robotic cleaning technology is where a monumental difference can be made to safety in the petrochemical industry and this major investment places us in a strong position to service our clients' demands and gives us a solid platform to continue our roll-out plan," Mr Duffy added.

Re-Gen Robotics is the sister company of Re-Gen Waste, which works with businesses and councils across Britain and Ireland to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.

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