News Developments for the Irish Oil and Gas Sector

Oil and Gas exploration and extraction have never been a significant industry in Ireland, with companies investing heavily in exploration yet never striking wells with major oil deposits. Providence Resources PLC, one of Ireland's leading offshore companies, although having hit water instead of oil in September of this year, has now announced that it expects to begin phase one of drilling close to the Barryroe field in the third quarter of … [Read more...]

Enterprise Town Award Judges Visit Cootehill

Thursday last, the 7th of September, CavMac Industrial Hose Manufacturers was overjoyed to join several local businesses, representing Cootehill’s bid in the Bank of Ireland Enterprise Town Award. The Bank of Ireland judging panel: Tom Hayes, Eddie Breen and Tim O'Neill commenced their visit by touring the town, local businesses and experiencing it’s warm hospitality. Following the tour, a demonstration of all supporting businesses and … [Read more...]

Norwegian CavMac Distributor Tess providing Fish Hose for Aquaculture

CavMac hoses are used for the safe bulk transport of a wide range of products and the general assumption would be that these are usually industrial products such as oil & gas, chemicals and aggregates. However, we also supply hose for transport of food, including Fish! Norway is the world’s largest salmon producer, according to the Financial Times, and we are delighted to partner with global company Tess in this region. This photo shows our … [Read more...]

Abcon’s Lean Journey Continues…

A popular misconception is that Lean principles of maximising customer value whilst minimizing waste are suited only for manufacturing. We have found that actually it applies in every process in our business.   The word Lean can cause concern as people automatically assume that a Lean programme will lead to job losses. In fact, it is not a tactic or a cost reduction program, but a way of thinking and acting for an entire organization. We … [Read more...]

Brexit Update – Contribution from Abcon in Business Plus Magazine May Issue

Our MD Barry Smith contributed to this month’s Business Plus Magazine Brexit Update, which is currently the hottest topic in business. The impact of Brexit will be substantial on several fronts for companies like ourselves in service based manufacturing. Barry commented that “There are a whole range of factors constraining general competitiveness in this country, which can only be tackled at the macro level. There is a lack of joined up thinking … [Read more...]

FinishLine announced as new Co-Sponsor of Cavan Stages Rally 2017

Cavan Stages Rally 2017 was launched this week in the Hotel Kilmore and we are delighted that Abcon’s brand FinishLine was announced as a new sponsor of this great annual event in Co Cavan. As media sponsor and co-sponsor with The Hotel Kilmore, Wilton Waste and Brady’s Garage, we are so pleased to be in a position to support this wonderful local club, which was established over fifty years ago, in 1964. We spoke to Mr Willie McCormick who was … [Read more...]

Transition Year Students from St Aidan’s Comprehensive School, Cootehill visit CavMac

During the first week in November, Transition Year students from our local Comprehensive School, St Aidan’s, were welcomed to our CavMac production facilities in Cootehill. The reason for their visit was not only to learn more about what we do here, but also to see what waste materials we produce and with a view to recycling them for use in their Junk Kouture project.   Junk Kouture is Ireland’s leading fashion and art competition for … [Read more...]

Employees from Abrasives and CavMac Divisions Organise Table Quiz for Charity

On Friday 25th September, volunteers from Abrasives and CavMac Divisions of Abcon organised a Table Quiz to raise essential funds for four children’s charities: Make a Wish (Brazil), Marysia Kosinska (Poland), Jack & Jill (Ireland) and The Orphanage Children Centre of Social Services (Latvia). The event was held in the Errigal Country House Hotel.   The organizers (Nikki McGoohan, Kathryn Freeman, Mihail Medvedkovs, Bernadetta … [Read more...]

Employees at Abcon raise Funds for Children’s Charities

While they are very busy at work, employees from our Abrasives division at Abcon have found some time to raise much needed money for children’s charities in Brazil, Latvia, Poland and Ireland. They have already raised over €1000 with the proceeds from a cake sale and a raffle. The fundraising team were delighted with the support from other employees who donated cakes and prizes for the events. A table quiz is planned for next month which will be … [Read more...]

Minister Heather Humphreys visits Cavmac and Abcon

Recently we invited Heather Humphreys T.D., Minister for Arts, Culture & Heritage, to attend a face to face discussion with a number of businesses at the premises of Abcon Industrial Products Ltd in Cootehill, Co Cavan on 14th May 2015. We also invited business leaders from other sectors to the private meeting and the other companies in attendance were Ballytherm Ltd, Cavan Chamber of Commerce, Cootehill Chamber of Commerce, Liberty Insurance, … [Read more...]