Re-Gen Robotics, which specialises in non-person entry robotic tank cleaning, has completed its new £1 million (€1.2 million) headquarters in Newry, Northern Ireland, UK.
The new HQ includes high-specification offices, and a high-tech engineering and robotics hub to house the company’s research and development facility with bays installed to service their growing number of robots and tankers. It is part of continued expansion for Re-Gen, which carries out cleaning works for oil majors.
In the past year, Re-Gen has doubled its staff count from six to 12 and will recruit more design engineers, robot operators and project managers in the coming months to meet demand. In July 2021, Re-Gen was awarded a patent for its non-person entry robotic tank cleaning solution and is working on several new patents to carry out more diverse tasks remotely. It also plans to further develop existing robotic equipment. The company won three awards at the Energy Industries Council Awards 2021 – the Innovation Award, the Sustainability Award and the Company of the Year Award – and also won the Problem Solver Award at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce Business Awards.
‘The last couple of years have been an exciting time for our business. We’ve made substantial investments across several key areas including our people, our service offering and a new 2,500 ft2 headquarters with R&D facilities, in preparation for significant international growth,’ says managing director Fintan Duffy.
‘Our focus is firmly on plans to realise a raft of new equipment in 2022. The company has evolved so much recently with the addition of new robots, equipment and services that have very quickly made a big impact on our market share. So, investing further in our incredibly talented people, our processes and facilities is the next strategic step for us.’