Business Growth for Ad-Vance Engineering

by Paul Fanning

Northern Ireland-based Ad-Vance Engineering has marked 15 years of export success through further expansion of its business to meet demand for its bespoke service offering.

The company, which specialises in the design, manufacture and refurbishment of injection moulding tools for the plastics manufacturing sector, has doubled its customer base and increased sales by 20% per year since 2015.

In response, Ad-Vance Engineering has expanded its workforce and invested almost £1million in a purpose-build manufacturing facility outside Lisburn.

Aligned with its ‘Precision through Everything’ standard, the company has established a strong reputation for quality and service across the GB market. Initially supplying the construction sector, investment in R&D has led to an ever-evolving customer-base which spans high-end industries including automotive, medical devices, and healthcare.

Growth has also been driven by Ad-Vance Engineering’s tailored design and manufacturing processes and supported through investment in state-of-the-art machinery, on-going staff training and development, quality raw materials, and a rigorous on-site testing process.

With a number of large-scale GB contracts recently confirmed, Roger Vance, founder and MD, believes the company’s solutions-driven ethos sets it apart from competitors:

“We’re now established as an integral part of national and global supply chains. Our customers regard us their partner, as they seek our advice and know they can rely on the quality and precision design of the moulds we manufacture,” commented Roger.

“We also differentiate ourselves from the competition through our collaborative approach – as we work with our customers from the early concept stages, throughout the design and manufacturing process, culminating in a bespoke, premium product which is totally fit for purpose.”

Currently supplying to one-in-five of GB’s leading injection moulding businesses, Roger has ambitious growth plans for Ad-Vance Engineering and intends to further extend the company’s reach over the next three years.

“By focusing our new business drive on the top tier injection moulders, we’ve recently won new contracts in the automotive, pharmaceutical and medical device sectors. This only consolidates our reputation as a premium supply chain partner.

“To further enhance our capability and reach we will continue to invest in our people, facilities and equipment to ensure we produce quality moulds which consistently deliver the highest levels of performance.”

The multi-award-winning company, which is ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 accredited, is also committed to continual improvement through on-going investment in R&D and innovation. This includes offering internships to engineering graduates from Queen’s University and running apprenticeship programmes in conjunction with local FE colleges.

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