Ryobi Aluminium Casting (UK) Ltd completes its investment in the latest technology for engine block production

Ryobi Aluminium Casting (UK) Ltd completes its investment in the latest technology for engine block production.

These fully automated High Pressure Die Casting Cells robotically locate steel cylinder liners into the die prior to injecting 18kg of molten aluminium at high speed, temperature and pressure.

After the metal solidifies and the die opens a robot unloads the casting and transfers it to the next trimming and finishing operations.

“We now have a total of 5 fully automated die casting cells using the latest technology , each producing over 550 finished engine blocks per day” says Stafford Doran, Manufacturing Manager in charge of this area of the plant.

Daily shipments of light weight 3 cylinder engine blocks leave the site for engine assembly plants in France and Hungary.



Apprentice of the Year awards for 2015 and 2016

On Friday 28 April 2017 Ryobi’s top apprentices for academic years 2014/15 and 2015/16 have been formally recognised. The Apprentice of the Year awards ceremony was attended by our apprentices, along with their department Managers, Patrick Wallace from NRC and our Senior Management team.

It was a great opportunity to celebrate and to recognise the achievements and commitment of every apprentice and to thank the mentors, supervisors and managers for their continued support of the programme.

Ryobi is grateful for the support it receives from the Department of Employment and Learning and our training provider, Northern Region College, as well as on-going assistance from Invest Northern Ireland to support its business improvement activities.

We place a very high value on the apprentice programme and strongly believe in its potential.  It’s an opportunity and our responsibility to develop a pool of talented people who will be our future skilled technicians, engineers and managers and who will play a significant role in the continued success and growth of the company.  We are proud to have 35 high calibre apprentices at various stages of their apprenticeship, and we believe there are great opportunities for everyone to continue to develop and grow within Ryobi, both during and beyond their apprenticeship.

Our Managing Director David Watson lead the ceremony with an inspirational speech, while the Awards have been presented  by our Deputy Managing Director, Tadashi Takeguchi.

2016 Winners are as follows:

Y4 Peadar Boyd
Y3 Matthew McGoldrick
Y2 Andrew Watson
Y1 Alan Brown

2015 Winners are as follows:
Y4 Ethan McBrien
Y3 Jonathan Orr
Y2 Matthew McGoldrick
Y1 Barry Petticrew






Ulster University Jordanstown – Student Visit

Ulster University Jordanstown – Student Visit

In April a group of students from Ulster University Jordanstown visited Ryobi. The visit was hosted by Graham Coulter, HSE Manager, who gave a presentation about the company, followed by a plant tour, with assistance from Steven Tait, HSE Officer.

The students were particularly interested in finding out about the design process within Ryobi as they are currently studying a module called Design and Industry 2 which aims to show students how manufacturing processes and design are integrated in the commercial world.

Ryobi would be delighted to facilitate similar visits from other educational establishments. Please contact the Human Resources team for further details.