O’Donovan Engineering

Our Story

Founded from humble beginnings in 1978 by Damien and Marion O’Donovan in Coachford Co.Cork. It all started with Damien’s creative problem solving on his own farm. Local farmers from the area soon saw his clever solutions and asked Damien to replicate his designs for their own farms.

This sparked the idea for O’Donovan Engineering. The business has since grown from strenght to strenght, growing from a small local business to a leading Agri manufacturing company in Ireland. Today, it operates from a state of the art headquarters in Coachford, Co. Cork. Trading both nationally and internationally and supplying farmers all over the world. We are proud supporters of family businesses and rural Ireland.

At O’Donovan Engineering, our motto is “quality and innovation give us the edge” – and this is the standard we hold ourselves to. We are proud of the fact we manufacture our products in rural Ireland and that we can employ staff from our local community. The company employs more than 50 people, with sales, design, manufacture and support teams working to ISO-9001-2015 standard.

O Donovan Engineering is Weee registered: No: IE 00849WB With over 40 years of experience in the market, we are confident we have the solutions to make your farm work for you.

O’ Donovan Engineering

Design & Manufacture

We specialise in the design and manufacture of quality, innovative livestock housing and handling equipment. Our experienced sales and engineering team will work directly with you to design the optimum layout in your new or existing farm buildings. We look at each yard individually and design a solution for you.

The quality and finish of your job are what matters to us and our staff, we have built our name through providing a great service, be it designing custom made products for your needs, solving problems that arise during construction or just good solid advice from our experienced sales team. We strive to provide uncompromising quality in everything we do. By placing the customer at the core of our business we deliver the perfect solution to suit your needs.

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Our Mission

To lead the way with innovative designs and quality manufacturing in the Agri livestock housing and handling sectors. We strive to lead the way in the Agri manufacturing market, growing through innovation, diversification and by placing the customer at the core of our business.

Why Buy Quality

Price is almost always the most important consideration when we make a purchase. An item may need to fall within a certain budget and sometimes we would just rather not spend the money if we do not feel we have to. However, focusing solely on price and choosing a less expensive item can come at a cost to you. Consistently choosing the cheaper option may cost you more money in the long run but it might also sacrifice the quality of a product and service while degrades its value over time.

Choosing quality over price is almost always sustainable because it eliminates future waste and cost, improves efficiency, and supports businesses that prioritize value. Investing in a quality product ends up saving you money as it will need to be replaced less frequently.

Quality, there are important costs that are directly related to quality. In most cases, better raw materials will incur higher prices, but other costs are often overlooked. These are called quality costs: better processes that take longer, attention to detail, customisation, etc.

Price is not always a clear indicator of quality, but quality directly impacts sustainability and long-term success. When choosing between products, the price may be an attractive thing to look at in making your decision, but it should not be the only thing. You can get a lot more out of a high-quality product when you do not have to replace it down the line or it fits you and your system just a small bit better.

The price tag can often distract us from the quality at hand. With high-quality products being offered in all price categories. Dig a bit deeper and do some more research to make a well-informed purchase. This is especially true when you are making bigger purchases, and it is a product you will want to be long lasting and hold great lifetime value.

Our Product Values

A long-lasting and well thought out product design for the Irish climate and the environment it is to be used in, that will continue to work well into the twilight of its life span.

Safety, trust and dependability is important to the long-term success of our products and brand in all aspects of our customer’s experience

Keeping to these standards we strive to achieve the perfect product to meet our customers’ needs every time. With over 40 years of experience in the market, we are confident we have the solutions to make your farm work for you.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

As an Agri company based in rural Ireland, community is a large part of our business and the sector we work in. We also insist that all of our suppliers provide safe working conditions, treat workers with dignity and respect, and use environmentally responsible manufacturing processes. We are proud supporters of family businesses, rural Ireland and the wider Agri community. A large part of our team come from our local area and community. We have staff members on local teams and community benefit organizations. We are heavily involved in supporting local community groups like the coachford festival, Aghabullogue GAA team, the national rowing centre along with several other charity’s, teams and fundraising activities. As a company we take our internal and external responsibility to staff, our community members and the wider environment seriously, it is part of our company culture. This is the benefit of being a family run business built on the support of rural Ireland’s Agri community.

In support of Agri Mental Health Week and a topic that has grown with covid and isolation, we took part in walk a mile for mental wellbeing. We decided to take some time as a team to do our bit for Agri Mental Health Week. As a company and for the greater Agri sector we just wanted to show our support and solidarity to the community. Thanks to all the team for getting involved in raising awareness.

Agri Mental Health Week