McGreevy Engineering


McGreevy Engineering ‘Highly Commended’ at AIB Business Eye Awards
December 12th, 2019 11:44 am
McGreevy Engineering has been ‘Highly Commended’ in the Family Business of the Year category at the recent AIB Business Eye Awards.
Established by Ignatius McGreevy in 1980, the company has been working hard in a range of sectors, including the energy, automotive and aerospace sectors under the watchful eye of Ignatius’ son Aaron who recently took over the business.
Since making the decision to join the global aerospace sector, McGreevy Engineering has achieved the AS9100 accreditation and SC21 Bronze Supply Chain award, which have both been invaluable in terms of accelerating the company’s success in the industry.
Managing Director, Aaron McGreevy, said, “My father and I are over the moon to be highly commended for this award. Although as a company we have decades of experience under our belt, certain sectors were facing uncertainty and challenges. As a result, we engaged in a strategy to bolster productivity and competitiveness. In doing so, it helped shape McGreevy Engineering as a key player within the aerospace industry along with other sectors. We are very proud of what we have achieved to date and this commendation is a reflection of the McGreevy’s team hard work and can do attitude. We are looking forward to 2020 and all that it brings.”
The local company has also worked with organisations including Invest Northern Ireland and the Department of Trade and Industry to exhibit at events including Farnborough Air Show, Aircraft Interiors Expo and the Paris Airshow.
Over the last few years McGreevy Engineering has secured a number of impressive contracts and with recent investments in innovative technology, the company is well on its way to winning further high-profile contracts.
All the staff at McGreevy Engineering are delighted to have won the ‘Highly Commended’ title and wish to thank everyone for their continued support.   
Pictured are (LtoR) Darren McDowell, Senior Partner Harbinson Mulholland, Aaron McGreevy, Managing Director and Ignatius McGreevy, Director.

McGreevy Engineering Shortlisted as Finalist in First Trust Business Eye Awards
November 13th, 2019 11:26 am

McGreevy Engineering has been announced as a finalist in this year’s prestigious First Trust Business Eye awards.


The manufacturing company, based in Belfast, has been shortlisted in the Family Business of the Year category, previously won by companies including Mash Direct and Wilsons Auctions.


Established in 1980 by Ignatius McGreevy, McGreevy Engineering has experience in many sectors, primarily the energy and automotive sectors. In January 2017, his son Aaron took over the running of the business, making the decision to diversify into other sectors, mainly the global aerospace sector.


This move paid off for Aaron and the team at McGreevy Engineering. The company acquired the AS9100 accreditation and SC21 Bronze Supply Chain award, both imperative for success in the £31 billion industry, as well as working with organisations including Invest Northern Ireland and the Department of Trade and Industry to exhibit at events including Farnborough Air Show, Aircraft Interiors Expo and the Paris Airshow.


Through their participation at these trade events, McGreevy Engineering secured impressive contracts. Seen as punching well above its weight within the Northern Ireland aerospace sector and with recent investments in innovative technology, the company is future-proofing itself to accommodate further high-profile contracts. 


McGreevy Engineering will be in attendance at the First Trust Business Eye Awards Ceremony on Thursday 28th November at the ICC Belfast.

Quality Investment for McGreevy Engineering
October 8th, 2019 10:37 am

PRECISION engineering company, McGreevy Engineering, continues to invest in the organisation with the purchase of a high-performance CNC coordinate measure machine (CMM) that supports manufacturing operations and allows them to meet global standards for key products.


Additional training of employees has also taken place to ensure the high standards of quality for their growing aerospace customers is maintained as well as allowing them to offer new product in this sector.


The company holds the SC21 Bronze award as well as AS9100, which is designed specifically for the aviation, space and defence industries, and promotes continuous improvement and ensures processes are accurate and consistent.


Aaron McGreevy, Managing Director of McGreevy Engineering said; “This is a key investment for McGreevy Engineering and as we continue to grow, it is imperative that we invest in our people and new equipment. Having been to the Paris Air Show earlier this year and met with some of our current key customers, I view this as the next significant step for our business.


“Quality is such an important aspect in precision engineering and in particular the aerospace sector. We’ve reorganised the factory along with adding some internal structures to tailor the building for the CMM to ensure the right conditions are provided. Our continuing commitment to the quality of output is illustrated by this recent installation. I’m delighted with the end result and that we are up and running and making a significant difference to our customers.”


McGreevy Engineering specialises in precision machined components, 5-axis milling and multi axis turn milling.  Aaron is also attending the Spirit Aero UK Supplier Showcase in Wichita this week.

Pictured are (LtoR) David Harper, senior supervisor, Aaron McGreevy managing director and  Kieran Reavley CNC programmer with their City and Guilds certificates.

New CMM facility installed
August 5th, 2019 10:40 am
All our products undergo a rigorous quality control inspection using CMM technology in a temperature monitored environment to test against the design intent.

Our latest CRYSTA-APEX S Series machine is now up and running, ensuring our products are of the highest standards required by our customers.

Dornier Seawings Contracts McGreevy Engineering
March 27th, 2019 9:56 am


AMPHIBIOUS aircraft manufacturer, Dornier Seawings, has contracted precision engineering company McGreevy Engineering to machine parts for their iconic advanced amphibious aircraft, the Dornier Seastar.


Dornier rose to prominence in the 1920s and 1930s as a manufacturer of large, all metal flying boats. The Seastar aircraft, designed in Germany, is engineered to operate from runway and water surfaces allowing for short field take-off and landing capabilities.


McGreevy Engineering, based in Ballygowan, Northern Ireland, specialises in precision machined components, 5-axis milling and multi axis turn milling. The company met initially with Dornier Seawings at the Farnborough Airshow in July 2018 and has gained a number of contracts subsequently.


Aaron McGreevy, Managing Director of McGreevy Engineering commented, “McGreevy Engineering is very pleased to be working with Dornier Seawings. Given our recent investment to diversify our capabilities this is great news indeed.


“The Dornier brand has a heritage of a pioneering spirit; like many Northern Ireland companies it is built on the rich experience of engineering expertise, in this case, in aviation.

The Dornier family is highly respected given their 100 years of aircraft production and we hope to continue to build on this relationship given our many years of experience in engineering.”


The Seastar is a multi-purpose aircraft covering a wide operational range of VIP transport, commercial, government/special and corporate missions.


Paul Larkin of Dornier Seawings said; “Dornier Seawings is delighted to be working with McGreevy Engineering, a second generation engineering family. The Seastar is superior in every important measure – speed, range, safety, cabin size and lower maintenance costs. It is designed in Germany and strictly adheres to Dornier’s high quality standards. It is therefore significant that we partner with like-minded companies that understand our ethos, requirement for quality and on time delivery needs as well as add value.”


McGreevy Engineering will be exhibiting at the annual Aircraft Interiors Expo, AIX 2019, in Hamburg. It is a business-to-business event presenting a diverse range of leading suppliers to Europe and International aircraft interiors professionals and airlines with the latest innovations, technologies and products.

The Expo takes place from the 2nd to the 4h April, and McGreevy Engineering will be on the Northern Ireland Aerospace/Invest Northern Ireland’s stand as part of the wider UK offering, which can be found in Hall B3 Upper: Stand 3UA11A.