MSL Engineering

MSL Engineering Ltd is a full-service mechanical engineering contractor operating across a wide range of industry sectors.

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MSL Engineering Ltd is a full-service mechanical engineering contractor operating across a wide range of industry sectors. With over 40 years of expertise and a flexible project management approach, MSL delivers best-in-class projects utilising BIM and modular fabrication processes to the highest standards of workmanship, safety, quality and reliability.

MSL Engineering services

Founded in 1979, MSL Engineering specialises in the fabrication and installation of process, utility and high-purity pipework, platforms and steelwork, and equipment installation across many industry sectors.

MSL’s service offering includes modular fabrication and assemblies, managing multi-discipline subcontractors including HVAC, scaffold, craneage, insulation, painting, NDT, etc, while utilising BIM and 3D modelling design processes.

MSL Engineering markets

With a workforce of over 700 people, MSL has grown to become one of the leading players in an industry that has seen parallel growth in the pharmaceutical, biopharma, semiconductor, chemical, oil and gas, energy, data centre and food & beverage sectors.

Originally established to provide craft support to the fledgling but now defunct NET plant in Marino Point, Cork, over time, the business expanded its client base and developed a reputation for reliability, engineering excellence, and the ability to get the job done.

Retaining the roots of the original founders of the business, the company is a wholly owned Irish entity and has organically evolved from providing support services to local industry to a position where it now competes successfully for large-scale engineering projects and provides a full range of engineering and constructability solutions to clients throughout Ireland, the UK, Europe and the US.

MSL Engineering
MSL Engineering’s 140,000 sq-foot fabrication facility in Ringaskiddy, Co Cork.

Health & Safety

Working in inherently hazardous industries, the business has always taken an uncompromising approach to safety. This can be seen in its high standards and long-standing safety record, its ISO45001- accredited safety management system and its behavioural safety-based systems of work.

MSL’s desire to continuously improve to stay ahead of the competitive curve has led it to identify and invest in new business processes in recent years. As a result, the company significantly increased turnover and expanded its area of operation to include the UK, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Sweden, and Denmark.

Early contractor engagement

MSL encourages and promotes early contractor engagement and an integrated project delivery (IPD) approach by offering modular design and modular construction experience to maximise offsite manufacturing and fabrication (OSM) opportunities for clients.

The company’s investment in digital technologies means MSL continuously improves its BIM offering to clients and its digital project delivery (DPD) capabilities.

Reflecting strong growth, MSL has invested in a modern 140,000-sq-foot fabrication facility in Ringaskiddy, Co Cork. This new facility, adjacent to the newly relocated Port of Cork, includes a large-scale modular fabrication workshop, a piping fabrication workshop and an 8,000-sq-foot clean piping workshop. This enables MSL to continue to service all its existing clients and expand and develop relationships with new clients in Ireland and abroad.

Brian McGrath, Managing Director, MSL, comments, “Our focus in developing a standard of performance is to ensure all MSL personnel are empowered to achieve their full potential and are recognised for doing so. Our performance standard defines how well each function or task must be performed in order to meet or exceed expectations, thus, ensuring our standards are best in class.”

With continued growth, a new modern fabrication facility, ISO-accredited management systems in Safety (ISO45001), Quality (ISO9001), and Environmental (ISO18001), and investment in new innovative business processes, MSL Engineering Ltd continues to challenge itself to deliver the highest standard of service that it believes is deserved and expected by its clients.

No 11: MSL Engineering

ADDRESS: Ringport Business Park, Ringaskiddy, Co Cork.

PHONE: 021 451 3550


LINKEDIN: MSL Engineering Ltd

TWITTER: @mslengineering

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KEY EXECUTIVES: Brian McGrath, Managing Director; Leonard Cronin, Operations Director; Paul Coughlan, Engineering Director; Kevin O Sullivan, Commercial Director; Dave Ronan, Projects Director; Conor McGrath, Production Director.

KEY ACTIVITIES: Mechanical Engineers and Contractors.

YEAR-END: 31/03/2023