Ad-Vance Engineering, based in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, are delighted to have been selected to participate in the latest round of the Interreg -funded Co-Innovate (strand 4) programme*
Co-Innovate offers project funding and capability development for a select number of innovation-focussed businesses- assisting them to implement innovative processes throughout their business, find partners who can support their plans, identify opportunities for growth, and create a vision to make it happen.
Partnering with the Institute of Technology Sligo, who are recognised leaders in mechatronic engineering training and knowledge transfer, the 12-month project`s focus will be on developing more effective composite tool design and manufacturing processes.
The overall objectives of the programme will assist Ad-Vance Engineering achieve –
- Advanced Quality Management systems for more effective composite tool design
- Additional staff training in advanced CAD and Modelling for tool design.
- Greater production capacity due to low levels of rework.
Roger Vance, managing director of Ad-Vance Engineering commented
” We have a well-earned reputation for being the toolmaker of choice for many tier 1 injection and composite moulders across Ireland and GB. Composite moulding has become an increasingly important element of our business success and with recent announcements of Government funding for flagship R&D- led projects involving composite moulding in Northern Ireland we are well positioned to further exploit this market potential.
Indeed, we have already begun recruiting for a new Design Engineer to lead this important project.”
*The Co-Innovate initiative is led by IntertradeIreland, supported by the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme and managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB)