VBC has appointed a team of 27 product designers, architectural technicians, and support staff who, based at the new facility in County Monaghan, ‘bring vast, world-class experience in timber panelised solutions’. The business says the move will expand its ‘already diverse’ modular product portfolio into timber panelised construction, and increase its design and engineering capabilities globally.
VBC CEO, Vaughan Buckley, explained: “Our new Irish team members, based in Monaghan, surrounded by world-class companies, and having been originally brought together through the vision and leadership of Gerry McCaughey, represent a bright future for both VBC and the wider offsite construction sector. Their vast experience in a variety of modelling and design technologies will allow us to integrate the team quickly while continuing to innovate at an even faster pace.
“Ireland and its healthcare, housing, and infrastructure needs represent a huge opportunity for partnership and collaboration with the offsite sector, and VBC’s investment in Ireland is a clear signal of our desire to strengthen that partnership.”
Andy Smith, UK director at Volumetric Building Companies said, “This new facility is a foundation for our launch into new market sectors, locally and globally. We are already seeing significant opportunities in Ireland, particularly in healthcare, which are creating increased demand for our steel-framed modular solutions. As a location, Ireland has excellent links with the UK and Europe.”
VBCs plans will include a series of show suites at the new Monaghan facility for its steel-framed modular and panelised solutions for the Irish, UK, and European markets. Led by CEO and founder, Vaughan Buckley and headquartered in Philadelphia, VBC is one of the world’s largest modular businesses. It offers ‘advanced’ steel-framed modular and innovative timber construction technologies. The business has three offsite manufacturing centres – Tracy in California, Berwick in Pennsylvania, and Chojnice in Poland – which combined, offer over 1 million ft2 of modular manufacturing capacity.