Sturdy Products Ltd., one of Ireland’s leading rotational moulding specialists, commenced trading on October 1st 2001 as the successor to Tank Engineering Ltd. Tank Engineering Ltd had been trading for over twenty years before its activities were split. Sturdy Products Ltd took over the plastic division of the business.
Sturdy Products Ltd is both a manufacturer of its’ own range of rotationally moulded products and a distributor of other market leader products. The main market sectors in which the company trades are Environmental, Construction, Domestic, Agricultural & Equestrian, Rainwater Harvesting and Custom Moulding.
Sturdy Products Ltd serve customers in both public and private sectors in Ireland, the UK and abroad. In the Irish context the company would be classified as SME.
Tank Engineering Ltd, the predecessor of Sturdy Products Ltd, was established in 1981. The main aim was to establish the company as a major supplier of industrial water storage tanks to the Irish market. In 1986 they decided to expand their operations into the manufacture of plastic products by the rotational moulding process. From their first 12,000 sq ft premises at Blessington, they have developed their business and now offer their customers a complete package, from product development to supply of moulds and the manufacture of high quality volume products.
Since 1986 the plastics division of the company has developed and prospered. Additional plant was installed and an extension was added to the original company plant. The company has focused on its main areas of activity – the manufacture of plastic products and industrial tanks.
Other companies have been developed and formed as separate entities: Returnbatt Ltd., T.E. Laboratories and Ex-Pat Placements. The management of T.E. Laboratories has since bought out the company. This took place in 2005 and we wish them every success for the future.
In 1995 the company constructed their second purpose built manufacturing plant in Blessington and installed a new state of the art rotational moulding machine. A second such machine was installed mid 1997. The company has continued to expand since then in both production capabilities and premises. In August 2004 they expanded again with a move to their latest 32,000sq/ft facility on 4 acres.
It should be noted that Sturdy Products Ltd is unique in the rotational moulding field in Ireland. The company has unique capabilities in large moulding and is the only company in Ireland with facilities to mould up to 4 metres in length. The company can manufacture plastictanks up to 10,000 litres in capacity and now produces over three hundred different products in many diverse fields.
Sturdy Products Ire. Ltd. has a sister company in the United Arab Emirates that was established in 2006.