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Re-Gen Robotics completes £1million HQ in Newry

The Re-Gen Robotics team outside their new headquarters in Newry. From left - Grainne Mulgrew, project manager; Tony Havern, design engineer; managing director Fintan Duffy; Conor Kelly, contracts manager; and Amy McKeown, marketing and business devlopment

ROBOTIC tank cleaning company Re-Gen Robotics has completed a £1 million headquarters in Newry as part of an ambitious growth strategy.

In addition to high specification offices, an engineering and robotics hub has been designed to house the company’s research and development facility. with bays installed to service their growing number of robots and tankers.

Managing director Fintan Duffy said the expansion marked the continuation of a fast-moving two years in the company, which specialises in 100 per cent no man entry robotic tank cleaning for oil majors like Shell, Vermilion and Philips 66.

He said: “We’ve made substantial investments across several key areas including our people, our service offering and a new 2,500 sq ft headquarters with R&D facilities, in preparation for significant international growth.”

Staffing levels at the company have doubled in the last year taking headcount to 12, with more design engineers, robot operators and project managers being recruited this spring to meet demand.

The team is working on several new patents that will allow Re-Gen to carry out more and more diverse tasks remotely, and plans are also in place to further develop existing robotic equipment, as the firm invests to serve growing European and worldwide demand.

Fresh from winning three awards at the Energy Industries Council Awards 2021, Mr Duffy said the company’s recent expansion is by no means the last.

“Our focus is firmly on plans to realise a raft of new equipment this year. We've evolved so much recently with the addition of new robots, equipment and services that have made a big impact on our market share, so investing further in our talented people, processes and facilities is the next strategic step for us,” he said.

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