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New State of the Art Factory for Sligo!

Planning permission has been approved for a new state of the art manufacturing facility to be built in Sligo.

Established in 1995, Ward Automation is a leading manufacturer of world-class automation equipment providing to the medical device, pharmaceutical and high end manufacturing industries.

Growing demands for the company’s ingenious automation solutions has secured the need for the new facility. The expansion will ensure the creation of highly skilled jobs in the Sligo area.

Ward Automation has partnered with award winning McCabe Architects for the design of the new facility with construction expected to start on the green field site in Finisklin Business Park in August.


Finisklin Charity Cup

“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much!” – The statement fits perfectly when describing the Finisklin fundraiser event ran by Lotus Works. The team organised the “Finisklin Charity Cup” which took place on Wednesday, June 20th in the Showgrounds Astro Facility. It was wonderful to see so many Finisklin businessesContinue Reading

Achema 2018

This week Ward Automation engineers are at Achema in Frankfurt, Germany. ACHEMA is the world forum for chemical engineering, process engineering and biotechnology. Every three years the world’s major fair for the process industry attracts around 4,000 exhibitors from over 50 different countries to present new products, processes and services to 170,000 professionals from all overContinue Reading

Ward Automation Soap Box Team Thrill at RNLI event!

Our engineers were delighted to take part in the charity soap box event ran by Bundoran Lifeboat Station over the weekend. The Ward Automation Soap Box Team came out victorious once again with the Mark 2! Congratulations to all at Bundoran Lifeboat Station for delivering a fantastic event, raising funds for the voluntary organisation thatContinue Reading

Medical Tubing Cut, Coil & Band

Our Galway-based team have recently developed and installed a fully automated machine to cut, coil and cohesive band medical tubing for a major customer.  The machine also assembles pinch clamps onto the tubing.  The machine has flexibility to manufacture three configurations of coil, with flexibility to add future coil configurations. The machine is fully automated, includingContinue Reading

Bottle Loading Cobot

At our Sligo facility, we have developed and built another collaborative robot cell for a customer who is committed to keeping at the forefront of new technology. The machine can process different bottle sizes, it separates the bottles on a conveyor, picks the bottles at 50ppm and loads them into empty trays which are circulated on separateContinue Reading

Ward Automation receives ISO 9001:2015 certification

Ward Automation is proud to announce its successful transition to ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System, in both the Sligo and Galway facilities effective 2nd January 2018. Our decision to upgrade our systems from ISO 9001: 2008 to ISO 9001:2015 demonstrates our commitment to providing a first class services for our customers. We are committed toContinue Reading

Epson Robotics

Epson recently released a low cost T3 SCARA Robot to complement their existing range, it is an “all-in-one robot” as the controller is built into the arm. It is easy to install, saves space and is ideally suited to pick & place and material handling applications. We have integrated the T3 robot on a numberContinue Reading

Catheter Coat & UV Cure

Catheter Coat & UV Cure

Application and UV curing of hydrophilic coating are important processes in the manufacture of catheters and other minimally invasive delivery systems. We have recently shipped a custom-designed fully automated Coat and Cure machine to an overseas customer, having built several similar machines in recent years. Key machine features include: Two coating layers Immersion speed, immersionContinue Reading

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Our offices will be closed for the Christmas and New Year holidays at 5pm Friday 22nd December and will reopen on Tuesday 2nd January. We would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!