CIF Member Focus: STS Leading the way in Electrical Engineering

27 Jul 2017

Providing electrical engineering, instrumentation, design and commissioning services, the STS Group, with decades of experience on international projects combined with target focused flexibility and innovation, are leading the way in electrical engineering in Ireland, the UK and Europe.

Established in 2006 as a specialist testing operation, STS Group quickly broadened its scope to become a full-service provider to world renowned brand names in the pharmaceutical, information technology, food, utility, medical, hospitality, renewable energy and other industry sectors.

STS has offices in Dublin, Waterford, the UK, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Italy and Germany, servicing Ireland, the wider European and international markets. The senior management team at STS Group know their strengths having over 40 years’ experience working in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and on leading projects in Ireland and the UK.

Operating at the highest level, STS has the experience and a team of qualified professionals to complete the most sophisticated of projects. The company’s number one asset is its people whose dedication and professionalism has helped it build an international portfolio of quality completed contracts in 10 years, much of which happened during more challenging business times.

The company employs a flexible, highly experienced team – some of whom have up to 40 years’ experience on major projects all over the world – which enables the company to combine quality and cost effectiveness in the timely execution of large, complex projects.

In addition to its team, STS Group’s unique selling point is its service. Specialist Technical Services retains a scale and ethos which means that clients personally know the key members of the team and are guaranteed a level of service, which larger competitors cannot match.

In Ireland STS Group are just finished a large pharmaceutical project for West Pharma in Waterford. The company is also working with Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) in Cruiserath, Dublin and with Johnson & Johnson in Cork and Limerick. Data centres are a growing market in Ireland, and one with which STS has a good relationship. The company is working with three of the big data centre companies in Ireland and are also working with those people in Germany, England, France and Italy.

In Europe, the company is just finishing up a large project for multinational pharmaceutical company Sanofi in Belgium and that has led to a very large bio-pharma project for Biogen, Switzerland. This is an area of Europe the company is concentrating on as a part of their goal as an international organization.

“Expanding business into the Benelux area of Europe is part of our company wide strategy” explains CEO Eddie Walsh. “ and we are putting management and our systems in place there at the moment. This is acting as a launch pad for us to break into the Benelux region.”

In addition to STS’ broad scale of projects, specialist team in excess of 600 and its support locally and on an international level, the importance of safety is not forgotten and is one of the key priorities for the staff and management at STS Group.

The company are members of The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), The National Irish Safety Organisation (NISO) and the Construction Industry Register Ireland (CIRI). STS were also awarded the Best New Entry Large Size Organisation at the 25th Annual NISO/NISG Safety Awards for 2016.


Speaking about the importance of Safety to the company, Business Development Director Liam Linehan says, “It is our number one goal, both for the benefit of our clients and our employees. Consequently, as we were working to the highest environmental and safety standards in Ireland and abroad, we acquired accreditation as a Safety Management System OHSAS 18001. We are committed to maintaining the highest level of environmental protection and are committed to zero accidents on all our sites,”

STS Group is a stakeholder in the communities where they work and the company engages with and support local initiatives including GAA and rugby teams, sponsors local and national charities and support fundraising for worthy projects. Their people’s skills, capabilities and commitment to excellence are what makes STS stand out as the partner of choice. Key to that is ensuring that they realise the full potential of every individual, making the most of their talent and skills. The company’s apprenticeship training programme was built around young people in the community and is an integral part of STS Group’s corporate social responsibility strategy.

On an international level, STS Group are partners with the incredible Haven Haiti Partnership and are providing some of their skilled employees to travel with them to their school build project, Hope House Haiti, this September 2017. The Haven team have been working in Haiti since the aftermath of the destructive earthquake in January 2010 and more recently following Hurricane Matthew in October last year.  With STS’s help, Haven are looking to the future with a vision to build thriving communities which prosper independently.

STS are extremely proud to sponsor The Pieta Challenge which saw a group of local hikers trek to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro this July. This mission allows the group to raise awareness for Mental Health in Ireland and funds for Pieta House, Preventing Suicide and Self Harm. The funds raised from this trip will go a very long way to making a positive difference to many, many people in Ireland.


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