Carrick-based IPC Mouldings honoured with excellence award

Joanne Liddle (right),  of IPC Mouldings, Carrickfergus and Patricia Clements,  managing director of Balfor, with George Wilson of the Centre for Competitiveness, which organises the EFQM Ireland Excellence Awards. INCT 05-701-CON
Joanne Liddle (right), of IPC Mouldings, Carrickfergus and Patricia Clements, managing director of Balfor, with George Wilson of the Centre for Competitiveness, which organises the EFQM Ireland Excellence Awards. INCT 05-701-CON

A Carrick tool manufacturer and injection moulding company has been celebrating success at the EFQM Ireland Excellence Awards.

IPC Mouldings (IPC) received an EFQM Recognised for Excellence award at the ceremony in the Clandeboye Lodge Hotel, Bangor.

Organised by the Centre for Competitiveness (CforC), the awards honour organisations that demonstrate excellence in their overall performance.

Operating from a 14,000 sq ft location at Kilroot, IPC Mouldings is an AS9100 accredited provider of technical solutions for global industries, using advanced engineering polymers and processing techniques. In November last year, it was awarded SC21 Bronze in the B/E Aerospace Supply Chain Programme.

Joanne Liddle, managing director at IPC, said: “This recognition is excellent news for IPC as it reaffirms our professional practice. In addition, the recognition for excellence award has also helped us to discover learning and improvement opportunities – which is extremely helpful from a business development perspective.”

Supported by the Department of Finance and Personnel, Capita, and NIE Networks, the EFQM Ireland Excellence Awards accreditation falls into three categories, with IPC achieving 3 Star ‘Recognised for Excellence’ acknowledgment.

Stephen Kingon, chairman CforC, said: “This year’s award recipients represent a range of industries and sectors, but they all have a commitment to ensure excellence is an integral part of what they do, so I warmly congratulate them on their achievements.

“There are many advantages for organisations in taking part in the Ireland Excellence Awards process, and by passionately pursuing quality excellence they become leaner, more profitable, more sustainable and therefore more competitive.”

Winners undergo rigorous examination and must illustrate their employees’ dedication, low absenteeism, high productivity, customer satisfaction and superior financial performance.