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Industry Showcase Event - Dairymaster & Liebherr Container Cranes

  • Date(s)
    Tuesday, 10 December 2019
  • Time(s)
    From 10:00 AM
  • Venue
    Dairymaster, Causeway, Co Kerry and Liebherr Cranes, Fossa, Co Kerry

About the event

A collaborative event organised by Engineers Ireland's Thomond and An Ríocht regions offering a unique opportunity to visit two leading hi-tech manufacturing companies in the south-west.

The objective of our industry showcase  event is to provide engineers with the opportunity  to learn about other industries in our region, covering an overview of what the company does, it's main products and markets, the technologies and processes deployed, technical and business challenges, areas of best practice and topics of interest for knowledge sharing.

Transport (from Limerick)

The Thomond region has arranged for a coach to transport members from Limerick (South Court Hotel, Raheen Roundabout, Raheen, Limerick V94 E77X) to Dairymaster and Liebherr Cranes.  The coach will be departing at 7.45am, returning to the South Court at 6.30pm.

10.00am to 12.30pm:  Dairymaster

We start at 10:00 AM with a visit to Dairymaster, commencing with a presentation on their products and technologies followed by a tour of the facility. Dairymaster have carved out a global reputation for providing highly automated solutions for dairy farming and are recognised as one of the world’s most innovative companies in agriculture. Dairymaster has won multiple innovation awards all around the world.

Our Dairymaster speakers

Prof Edmond Harty Chartered Engineer - CEO of Dairymaster
Ed has a strong background in both academia and engineering holding a BEng in Mechanical Engineering from UL and a PhD from UCD. He is full Adjunct Professor in the School of Biosystems and Food Engineering at UCD College of Engineering and Architecture. He received the prestigious Parsons medal from the Irish Academy of Engineering who award the medal to engineers or engineering scientists of exceptional ability in research and engineering technology. His concentration is always on future possibilities, scientifically developed and proven. The level of patent applications (over 100 so far by Dairymaster) speaks to his commitment to innovation. Innovation and new technologies are his passion in life.

Dr John Daly - Research and Innovation Manager at Dairymaster
John joined Dairymaster in 2009 and has specialised in the technical and commercial development of milk cooling and heat recovery technologies. He is a member of the CEN committee responsible for standards relating to on-farm bulk milk cooling technology. He holds an honours degree in Mechanical Engineering as well as a PhD in the area of design optimisation, fluid dynamics and computational modelling, both from the University of Limerick. He has published several refereed papers and a number of international patents.

2.00pm 4.30pm - Liebherr Container Cranes

Liebherr Ireland Ltd was founded in 1958, as the first manufacturing plant by the Liebherr Group outside of Germany.  At the Killarney plant, the company now produces rail mounted ship to shore container cranes, rail-mounted stacker cranes, rubber-tyred gantry cranes and straddle carriers.

The visit will include a presentation by Jeremiah B Flynn followed by a guided tour of the manufacturing facility.

Our Liebherr Cranes speaker

Jeremiah B Flynn Chartered Engineer
Jerry was the Chief Mechanical Engineer and Senior Training Consultant at Liebherr Container cranes.  Born in Kerry, he is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of Engineers Ireland and an Incorporated Engineer and Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology UK.  He is a member of the Governing Body of IT Tralee and a Council Member of the Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society.


Admission is free and all are welcome.  Advance booking is however required and should be made using the link provided.  We request that you only reserve a place if you can attend, as places are limited.

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