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Raymond Nixon joins Alpha Tanks as a Mechanical Engineer

Alpha Tanks are delighted to welcome Raymond Nixon to their Engineering department. Raymond, a graduate in Design Technology from Sheffield Hallam University, will work under the direction of Fergal Cleary to support production operations and to provide customers with technical assistance. Raymond will also work closely with key customers to ensure that their expectations are being met and surpassed.


Patrick Graham joins Alpha Tanks as a Mechanical Engineering graduate.

Alpha Tanks are delighted to welcome Patrick Graham to their Engineering department. Patrick, a graduate of Mechanical Engineering from Carlow IT, will work alongside Fergal Cleary to support production operations and to provide customers with technical assistance. Patrick will also use the SolidWorks 3D design software to help design pressure vessels to comply with the PED.


Job Vacancy: Mechanical Engineer

We currently have a vacancy for a Mechanical Engineer.

The minimum requirements are as follows:

  • Third level qualification in engineering
  • 3D CAD experience (SolidWorks)
  • Pressure vessel design experience would be advantageous
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment and with quality management systems.

Email with your CV and for further job details.

Closing date fro receipt of applications is 7th April 2017.


Alpha Tanks take delivery of new FACCIN srl profile bending and plate rolling machines

Alpha Tanks have recently taken delivery of new FACCIN RCMI190 profile bending rolls and FACCIN HAV3134 plate rolls. The purchase of the 2 machines was supported by Enterprise Ireland’s Capital Investment Initiative and the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).


Alpha Tanks certified to CE mark fabricated steel structures with award of EN1090-2 EXC2

Alpha Tanks are delighted to announce that it has achieved certification which will allow CE marking of their fabricated structural steelwork up to and including Execution Class 2 (EXC2). This allows it to fabricate the vast majority of steel structures. Since July 1st 2014, under the Construction Products Regulations (CPR), it has been a legal requirement that fabricated structural steelwork delivered to construction sites must be CE certified. The European Standard for the CE marking of structural steelwork is EN1090-1:2009 + A1:2011. In order to be able to CE mark their steelwork, contractors have to implement a certified Factory Production Control (FPC) system and have a documented Welding Quality Management System (WQMS). Alpha Tanks has invested in both personnel and quality assurance systems to ensure that the certification requirements were met.


Alpha Tanks – Rebranding & Website relaunch

At Alpha Tanks we are always striving to evolve our business. Since founding the company in 2004 we have always had a long term goal in what we want to achieve within in our sector of business. Recently we embarked on a full rebrand and we’re happy to announce the relaunch of our website to coincided with our new modern and fresh look. Our website features a comprehensive look into everything we offer. From dished end manufacture to our updated design and technical software, all the information you could ever need is available with just a few simple clicks. Don’t worry though, if there is something you’re a little confused with or you need to ask a specific question just get in contact with us via the phone or email. We will be more than happy to answer any enquiry related to our products.

“At Alpha Tanks we have a tradition of forging strong and enduring relationships with customers who trust our skilled workmanship as well as the consistently high standards of service they receive”

We are very committed to the quality of our products and our website now reflects this. The clean and slick interface is something that we can expand and move forward with as our business continues to grow without compromising on our current or future customers.

ISO 9001:2008 QMS accreditation

We are please to announce that we have recently been awarded ISO 9001:2008 accreditation for our Quality Management System. The system covers the design, fabrication and manufacture of tanks, vessels and bespoke fabrications. This industry standard is based on key quality management principles including; strong customer focus, motivation and commitment of top management, the entire approach to the process and continual improvement through out the company. The process of getting certified was carried out by the certification body, Certification Europe TM.

Benefits of ISO 9001 certification

With such great news Fergal Cleary (Alpha Tanks Director) had this to say “having ISO 9001 certification is an essential and integral part of our business and it has already given us quantifiable benefits. We will continue to use it to help deliver continuous improvement in all areas of our business.”

You can view the official certificate here.

Alpha Tanks receives InterTradeIreland award for commitment to Innovation

Fergal Cleary, Director at Alpha Tanks is presented with a FUSION certificate from Oonagh Monahan, InterTradeIreland FUSION programme consultant in recognition of the company’s commitment to innovation. Also pictured are Dr. Sean McGurn, Southern Regional College, and Ciaran Brady, FUSION Graduate at Alpha Tanks.

Clones based manufacturing company ALPHA TANKS has been recognised by InterTradeIreland for its commitment to innovation after taking part in the all-island technology transfer programme, FUSION. The company, which manufactures carbon steel and stainless steel tanks and pressure vessels, was commended for developing innovative products, expanding into new markets and increasing production efficiency.

Through InterTradeIreland’s FUSION programme, ALPHA TANKS was partnered with the Southern Regional College in Armagh and high calibre engineering graduate Ciaran Brady to transfer expertise and knowledge between the company and the college. As a result, ALPHA TANKS has significantly improved its technical expertise and capabilities, improved production efficiency, reduced costs and introduced a culture of continuous improvement in productivity and efficiency.

Acknowledging the company’s achievements Oonagh Monahan, InterTradeIreland programme Consultant commented: “Our FUSION programme makes innovation a reality for SMEs like by partnering them with the best ideas, people and expertise anywhere on the island of Ireland to develop and improve products, services and processes. It is through this collaborative approach that Alpha Tanks has improved its competitiveness and made a tangible impact on its bottom line. We would like to acknowledge Alpha Tanks for its commitment to – and successful application of innovation in its business.”

The InterTradeIreland FUSION project ran parallel to the company’s own plans for reducing costs and increasing productivity – positioning Alpha Tanks as a market forerunner in terms of technology and process advancement.

Fergal Cleary, Director at Alpha Tanks said: “As a company, we pride ourselves in innovation across our business from sales and marketing, product development and operations and we aim to set trends in every market we enter.

Through InterTradeIreland’s FUSION programme, companies can apply for a comprehensive funding package to undertake a 12 or 18 month innovation project. Companies are partnered with a third level institution with the specialist expertise they need and a high calibre science and technology graduate based in their company to manage the project.

Each InterTradeIreland FUSION project generates, on average, in excess of €1 million worth of sales and efficiency savings for the company as a result of cost savings, new product development, increased sales and process improvements in the three years following the projects completion. To find out more about the programme and to apply visit IntertradeIreland or phone (048) 3026 0700.