History

Ceramicx was founded in 1992 by Frank and Gráinne Wilson. The company designs and manufactures ceramic infrared heating elements and complete turnkey infrared heating systems/ovens for industrial and commercial applications. Ceramicx’s products and systems are used in a wide range of applications such as packaging, automotive and aerospace amongst others in applications such as thermoforming, , preforming, pressure forming, welding, non contact drying, spot heating and numerous other industrial processes.

Since its initial inception the company has gone from strength to strength establishing a policy of backward Integration (opposite to outsourcing) with respect to machinery and equipment and exporting 98% of the goods produced to 65+ countries with primary markets being Germany, UK, USA, Russia, Turkey, India, and China. Blue chip clients include Corning Glass, Aston Martin, Rolls Royce, HP, GM and GE.

In its initial years Ceramicx regularly achieved growth of over 30%, this slowed during the Celtic tiger era when the cost of labour and the cost of doing business in Ireland forced Ceramicx to consolidate and focus on cutting costs to remain internationally competitive. Ceramicx bided its time maintaining turnover levels until the collapse of the Celtic tiger and Ireland’s focus was firmly turned to manufacturing exports once again.

Since 2009, Ceramicx has found itself on a trajectory of growth with average growth levels of 15% annually to the current year. 

The company has also founded an R&D strategy investing heavily in people and equipment to move Ceramicx towards becoming one-stop providers for solutions, components and equipment builds. This will reach a significant point in the coming 1-2 years when Ceramicx will complete a major building expansion project which will include a clean room environment to house the laboratory as well as significant advanced office and machine/oven building space.

The company has also has its own in house magazine as well as white papers published regarding infrared technology on a monthly basis and a web-strategy all designed to inform and educated our customers regarding the ongoing developments and new products at our company. 

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