Corporate Industries

Delcam user wins “Toolmaker of the Year”


Avenue Mould makes the tooling for a wide range of electrical products

Delcam is pleased to congratulate its customer, Avenue Mould, on being named Toolmaker of the Year at the recent Plastics Industry Awards held in London by Plastics and Rubber Weekly. This latest result means that users of Delcam’s Power Solution CADCAM software have won the Award in each of the three years that it has been presented.

From its base in Sligo, in the heart of Ireland’s mould and toolmaking sector, Avenue Mould has over the past 15 years developed a powerful niche position in the production of high-precision multi-cavity injection moulds for applications in the medical and teletronics industry. Its customers include many leading international names across Ireland, the UK and northern Europe. This achievement is even more impressive given that the country was seen as lacking in high-quality mouldmaking skills when Managing Director Felim McNeela and a group of seven employee shareholders decided to set up in Sligo.

The company operates a well-equipped mouldmaking shop supported by first-class mould trialing facilities. However, at the end of the day it is its people that make the difference. Felim McNeela claimed: "The equipment on the market is open to everyone, but it is how we use it that gives us the edge. The better designed we can make the mould, the faster and more efficient it will be for the client, and the less maintenance will be required. When a customer comes to us with a problem we have to come up with the best possible solution. Our expertise and software will offer this and provide the least possible risk.”