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Buttimer Engineering is a diversified engineering business, specialising in bulk materials handling systems and high-quality steel fabrication.

We operate across a range of industries, providing design, fabrication, procurement, installation, maintenance, project management and engineering services.

From our headquarters in Tipperary, Ireland, Buttimer Engineering serves clients in Ireland, the UK and Poland and beyond.  We have experienced exponential growth in recent times, offering our design and engineering expertise to projects internationally, and launching DOCKSOLID, our very own bulk port equipment brand, in 2014.

Drawing on our skilled team of engineers, we are constantly striving to deliver whatever service our clients require, from one off design, fabrication, installation and electrical & automation or repair works, to fully fledged turnkey projects. Whether it be a modest rural location or a large scale international port, Buttimer bring the same problem-solving ethos to each job and partner with our customer to effectively deliver the required performance.

We don’t just work for our clients, we work with them.

Our History

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 & Managing Director 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.

Health & Safety

The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act, 2005 requires employers and employees alike to consider health and safety as a joint responsibility. Here at Buttimer Engineering we strive to work together and co-operate as a team to ensure that safe working becomes an integral part of our organisational culture.


Buttimer Engineering are certified to ISO9001:2008, which is widely accepted as the standard in Quality Management Systems. We are committed to providing the absolute highest quality standards throughout our operations, overseen by our thorough and devoted Quality Assurance and Inspection teams.