Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Strategic investment at calibration management specialists

Partner Endress+Hauser investment to increase growth in Irish company

CompuCal Calibration Solutions have announced a strategic investment by its long-term partner Endress+Hauser. Headquartered in Cork (IRL), CompuCal has doubled its workforce over the past 12 months. The new strategic partnership with Endress+Hauser will accelerate CompuCal’s ambitious growth targets and see CompuCal expanding its technical team by a further 50% over the next two years to 20 people.  The expansion of jobs at CompuCal will be mainly concentrated in the R&D division. With further growth and investment, the potential exists for more jobs to come on stream.

CompuCal is a family owed business and was founded by Eddie Dornan, father of Jackie (left) and Matthew in Belfast in 1964. Originally a welder by trade, Eddie moved his family to Arklow and then Cork, and became a very successful and respected business man. An innovative entrepreneur, Eddie changed his business as his customers' needs changed. He developed one of the most successful electical, mechanical and instrumentation service businesses in Ireland and Britain. Eddie sold the electrical and instrumentation business in 1995; this business still operates very successfully today in Cork.
The remaining elements of the business continue to operate in Cork. Jackie took over the running of the business on Eddie’s retirement in 1997 and has developed the CompuCal Calibration and Compliance product to service the needs of its customers in Ireland, US and Europe.
CompuCal provides world-class calibration solutions to its multi-national regulated customers in the pharmaceutical, medical device and oil & gas sectors. By implementing innovative technological solutions CompuCal delivers savings in operational expenditure leading to improved quality and compliance for its customers.

Jackie Dornan, Managing Director of CompuCal, said, “We are extremely proud of our team in Cork and of our web-based calibration and compliance software platform which gives us competitive advantages in the global marketplace. We are embarking on an exciting new journey with our partner Endress+Hauser, which will strengthen their position in the market and enable them to fully meet the expectations of their customers.

“We are an indigenous Irish company,” continued Jackie, “who are securing continued growth with new global customers and partners as well as new jobs and R&D projects for our Cork office. CompuCal is proof that Ireland is still an ideal location for foreign companies to invest in.”

Endress+Hauser is a global leader in measurement instrumentation, services and solutions for industrial process engineering. With around 9,500 employees, in 2011 the Group generated worldwide net sales of €1.5 billion.

As the market continues its trend to outsource its calibration activities, Endress+Hauser will leverage CompuCal’s solutions which will strengthen its position in the market and enable the company to fully meet the expectations of its customers . 

Dr Raimund Sommer, Managing Director of Endress+Hauser Process Solutions, underlines the relevance of this investment: “CompuCal has been a reliable partner for many years. CompuCal offers a perfect fit to our Plant Asset Management suite of integrated software tools. It will also ensure seamless integration into our Life Cycle Management ‘W@M’ on one hand and allow integration with widely used calibrators to deliver paperless calibrations to our customers”.


• Endress+Hauser strengthens calibration business (This story on the E+H pages)
• Kalibriergeschäft mit CompuCal Calibartion Solutions gestärkt (ElektroTechnik - 23/7/2012)

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