PROFILE OF SUCCESS
KEY TO IMPROVED
like these don’t just
happen. They’re the result
of Mulcahy’s partnership
approach across everything
“We don’t just provide sheet metal
and manufacturing services,” says
managing director Kayne Mulcahy.
“We take the time to get to know
a client’s business and understand
their key drivers.”
This knowledge makes all the
difference between being a supplier
who simply produces a client’s
product to spec and being a
business partner who adds value by
looking at those specs and advising
on better ways to do things.
Kayne provides an example of this
in action – added value - where a
regular client briefed them on a new
product. “We analysed the design
they provided and broke it down
into its individual components.
We identified how we could make
improvements and reduce manufacturing
This process is typical of Mulcahy’s
approach to all the projects they
“We always talk through the client’s
concept or design with them to
make sure we understand all of
their requirements. We find out
what’s important and what are the
must-haves versus the nice-tohaves.
“A wider team then meets to review
what we can achieve. This ensures
our designers get input from the
teams that will be actually making
the product so everyone is working
from the same page.”
A 3D model or prototype is then
created and a quote produced for
Having all of the necessary manufacturing
technology and skills in-house
is key to the success of Mulcahy’s
“This is where we add a lot of value
in terms of manufacturing efficiencies,”
Those efficiencies don’t just apply to
the manufacture of new products.
“We collaborate with clients in
putting our technology and expertise
to work to improve manufacturing
efficiencies for existing products
Having highly skilled engineers
operating that technology also
means that even the most complex
or large-scale projects can be turned
around in a short timeframe.
Mulcahy’s experience is another big
benefit for their clients.
“When you’ve been in business for
almost forty years, you build up a
lot of manufacturing knowledge
that can be transferred between
industries,” Kayne says.
This hands-on experience
encompasses OEM’s and the food,
dairy, materials handling, agricultural
and architectural sectors.
Mulcahy Engineering has been enabling innovation
for clients across a wide range of industries since
1980. Many of those clients have been with them
for a decade more – some for as long as 30 years.
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