Blaney Gears in Limavady jobs boost

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Engineering company, Blaney Gears Ltd, which has a base in Limavady, is looking for six engineers, saying it is “setting itself apart from those floundering in the current economic downturn”.

Late last year the company acquired the plant assets of Limavady Gear Company Ltd. All of the machinery for gear cutting and most of the plant was purchased by Blaney Gears from the company administrator, and based at the existing premises in Limavady. The company says it has already created a number of jobs in the last six months, and looks set to continue to invest in people and skills. It is seeking to fill a further six posts.

This year the company is investing in additional plant and equipment for the business, which they say will see an increase in turning capabilities. 

A company spokesperson said Blaney Gears has seen an exponential increase in business, with their precision engineering team unable to cope with current orders, many of which are from outside Northern Ireland.

The majority of the firm’s sales involve the design and manufacture of specialist components for companies operating within markets that have continued to grow in the face of the recession.

Nigel Armstrong, Operations Director, said: “We work with companies from a wide range of sectors and aim to create and maintain strong customer relationships, which are built on the foundations of quality and reliability. Blaney Gears focuses on creating strategic partnerships with its customers and suppliers, which helps to facilitate investment. 

“Blaney Gears invests in new technology and its strengths lie in manufacture.  Our lean and efficient approach to manufacturing ensures we can compete globally by offering customers competitive prices, which keeps the work in Limavady.” 

Mr Armstrong said the Blaney Gears team offer a very unique service as they have the capability to develop concepts and undertake design, machining, heat treatment and surface finishing all within the business.

“As part of the Blaney Group, Blaney Gears has a wide range of engineering expertise available, which has resulted in undertaking new work from new customers. Blaney Gears has found a niche that they are able to excel at. ” 

However, to deliver on these orders the company needs to increase its workforce and “urgently needs” six additional competent lathe, milling and grinding engineers. 

Sean Blaney, Managing Director, said: “We are looking for confident, competent and hardworking individuals to join our team at Limavady.  We aim to achieve excellence within the industry by providing a challenging and inspirational environment for all our employees, developing each member of the team by maximising their skills and pushing the boundaries of what they feel is possible.  With the right people on board, we can make this unique business a leader in its field.”

For more information or for an application form call Blaney Gears on 028 2587 2805, email your cv to or download the application form from the careers section at