E. Buttimer & Company was founded in 1978 by Mr. Edward Buttimer, who had previously worked for Dairygold and M.F. Kent in the Irish agricultural sector. The company originally served in the Irish dairy industry before broadening its capabilities into wider agri-industry, mining pharmaceuticals, power generation and infrastructure sectors. Eddie Buttimer established his company in the town of Cahir, Co. Tipperary and the headquarters of Buttimer Engineering remains in the small but geographically central location – which allows the firm good accessibility to much of the island of Ireland as well as key ports.
Buttimer Engineering has grown into an international mechanical engineering company; while it serves an array of industries our core competencies have remained the same: an expertise in the mechanical handling of bulk products, and fabrication of high-quality steel structures and equipment. Buttimer opened its first international subsidiary – Buttimer Polska Sp. z o. o. – in Warsaw, Poland in 2005 and has grown a significant and profitable independent business serving the grains, seeds and port industries in that market. Buttimer Engineering has also completed projects for clients in Africa, the Middle East, South America and Asia; the company is increasingly offering its expertise and services to projects outside its domestic markets of Ireland, the UK and Poland.
Buttimer has been producing ship unloading and port solutions for more than two decades, and in 2014 it launched a bulk port handling equipment brand – DOCKSOLID – that will be expanded and brought to the global marketplace over the coming months and years.
Today the Owner & Chief Executive Officer is Fergal Buttimer, Eddie’s son, who took charge of the company after Eddie’s retirement in 2012. Buttimer Engineering have built a strong reputation over more than four decades for high-quality solutions and strong customer relationships. A significant majority of the company’s projects each year come from repeat clients. Buttimer aims to work with clients to always deliver the right solution; our success is built on the success of our customers.