A Waterside engineering firm is looking forward to its biggest year yet with a list of new contracts and the launch of a research and development facility.
Maydown Mechanical Installations and Maintenance Northern Ireland, (MIM-NI) based at Carrakeel Industrial estate in Maydown, has been growing its workforce steadily as well as fostering strong links with local third level institutions.
Last week, the company, which is now enjoying its 23rd year, hosted a fun and team building day at its Waterside base where prototypes were built based on research and development projects which have been underway since last September.
“The fun day followed the success of last year’s successful project with the University,” said mechanical engineer Stephen Clarke.
He added: “Last September we had three more students working alongside us creating innovative lifting products to eliminate human intervention and allow products ranging from 50kg to 150kg to be lifted with a device quickly and safely. Involving students shows innovation from the company’s perspective as well, as having students involved in product development and a real life project, will encourage them to stay in Northern Ireland once they graduate.”
Mechatronic student Thomas Doyle said: “Working alongside MIM-NI for my final year project has really helped develop me as an engineer. Through the design and building of prototype products I have really been able to get an insight into the real world of engineering.”