LEAN Case Studies represents best practice studies from different industries and challenges that each company undertook on implementing LEAN Start, LEAN Plus or LEAN Transform programme.
These case studies demonstrates the benefits of implementing LEAN strategies :
  • Improving operational performance
  • Gain a competitive advantage
  • Improved quality
  • Reduced costs
  • Better customer service

Case Studies are available in the following Sectors

FOOD Sector

» Ashbourne Meats Processors is one of ireland's leading Beef processors, exporting premium chilled Irish Beef all over Europe
View Ashbourne Meets Processors Case Study [pdf 148kB]

» Callan Bacon Co Ltd  is a leading pork and bacon processing company based in Callan Co.Kilkenny
View Callan Bacon Co LtdCase Study [pdf, 149kB]

» FOODS of ATHENRY  primary manufacturers of premium "free-from" baked products 
View Foods of Athenry LeanPlus Case Study [
pdf 116kB] 

» GlenPatrick Spring Water Co Ltd   is a market leading, innovative drinks producer specialising in retailer house brands and brand co manufacturing. Glenpatrick Spring Water Company Limited was set up in 1966 in Co. Tipperary.
View Glenpatrick Spring Water Co Ltd Case Study [pdf,108kB]

» KEPAK an Irish based company engaged in processing and marketing a full range of meat proteins in varied formats & presentations. The group comprises of 3 strategic business units, Kepak Meats Division, Kepak Frozen Division and Agrakepak International.
View KEPAK Case Study [pdf 94kB]

specialists in the manufacture of ice cream, frozen yoghurts and ice cream dessert.
View Silver Pail Dairy LeanStart Case Study [pdf129kB] 

» Meadowfresh Foods
supplies a large variety of quality, freshly prepared vegetables to the wholesale trade, food service, HSE and ingredients to food manufacturers plants.
View Meadowfresh Foods LeanStart Case Study [pdf 122kB ]

supplies ready based in Kanturk, Co Cork is a dairy processor of butter and milk powder products.
View North Cork Co-operative Creameries Ltd Lean Transform Case Study [pdf 121kB]

supplies ready prepared vegetables and fruit to the hotel and catering Industry.
View Sillis Green Veg Ltd LEANPLUS Case Study [pdf 123kB]

» QUALITY FIRST t/a Rosie & Jim Gourmet Foods
is an Irish chicken production company who supply distributors to the retail, food service and catering trades

  1. View Rosie & Jim Gourmet Foods Case Study [pdf150kB]
  2. View Rosie and Jim LeanPlus Case Study [pdf 132kB ]


» Key Plastics Ltd 
manufactures injection moulded parts and components using injection moulding machines for major domestic and multinational clients.
View Key Plastics Ltd LEANPLUS Case Study [pdf 98kB

OBRU Plastics Ltd (T/A Thormac Engineering) 
provides quality injection moulding manufacturing to medium and high technology industries
View OBRU Plastics Ltd LEANSTART Case Study [pdf120kB]

» The Shabra Group is Ireland's only integrated recycling, reprocessing, manufacturing & supply company which recycle and reprocesses on site all types of plastics, including film and post consumer bottles.
View Shabra Group Case Study


» DuTec Ltd  provides services including logistics, print management, inventory management, packaging, assembly, sales support, financial consultancy, website design, and graphic design
View DuTec LeanStart Case Study [pdf 112kB

KN Network Services (KNNS) 
 are leading service providers to the rail and telecoms sector in UK and Ireland.
View KN Networks Services LEANPLUS case Study [pdf 121kB

» The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA)  is a state body which operates with a commercial remit to provide asset and liability management services  to government.
This Lean case study was shared by NTMA to show the use of Lean approaches in an Irish State Body.
View National Treasury Management Agency Lean Case Study [pdf 108kB

» Sonas Bathrooms are Ireland's leading provider of quality bathroom products. 
View Sonas Bathrooms LeanStart Case Study [pdf 112kB]
» Topflight Travel Group is one of the UK and Ireland’s leading privately-owned travel companies with brands which include Topflight Holidays, Topflight for schools, Directski.com, Ski Beat, Ski McNeill and Bliss Camping.
View Topflight Case Study
[pdf,141kB ]


» Abcon Industrial Products manufactures the high quality and reliable CavMac brand of Industrial Mandrel Built Hose Assemblies and is based in Co. Cavan.
View Abcon Industrial Products Case Study [pdf 151kB]

» Agrigear Ltd 
is a tyre and wheel specialist company based in Baileborough, Co Cavan
View Case Study [pdf 128kB

» Alan Devine Design & Display Ireland Ltd 
manufactures a comprehensive set of display products using materials such as metal, plastic and wood.
View Alan Devine Design & Display LeanStart Case Study [pdf 120kB]

a leading force in radiation protection in Ireland, UK and Europe
View AmRay medical Lean Plus Case Study [pdf 124kB]

Anord Control Systems Ltd 
is a global provider of critical power equipment to the data centre, nuclear power and renewable energy sectors.
View Anord Control Systems Ltd Case Study [pdf 423kB] 

Butler Manufacturing Services
is a specialist designer and manufacturer of wastewater treatment products. The company is located in Co. Longford.             
View BMS Case Study [pdf,104kB] 

» Carraig Donn Manufacturing Ltd 
is a specialist designer Ireland's largest home based knitwear manufacturer of ladies, gents and children's knitwear & accessories.
View Carraig Donn LeanPlus Case Study [pdf 97kB

» Dennison Trailers Ltd 
based in Naas Co Kildare has been building high quality trailers for over 50 years
View Dennison Trailers Ltd LeanPlus Case Study [pdf 150kB]

» GIBNEY STEEL PRODUCTS leading manufacturer of quality agricultural products.
View Gibney Steel Products LeanPlus Case Study [pdf 129kB

» HANNA HATS of DONEGAL Ltd manufactures branded tweed hats using the finest pure wool. 
View Hanna Hats of Donegal Ltd LEANPLUS Case Study [pdf 136kB

» INFORM NUTRITION  IRELAND manufacture and pack high end Neutraceutical products and distribute worldwide.
View Inform Nutrition Ireland  LEANPLUS Case Study [pdf 105kB

» Kiernan Structural Steel Ltd provides a wide range of services to the steel construction industry, including projects where clients request value engineering for their structural steelwork.
View Kiernan Structural Steel Ltd LeanStart Case Study [pdf 227kB ] 

 » Klasmann-Deilmann Ireland harvests peat moss and manufactures horticurtural substrates for professional growers. The company is located in Co Westmeath
View Klasmann-Deilmann Case Study [105kB]

 » Meryln Industries Ltd 
provider of shower doors, shower enclosures and bathroom accessories.
View Meryln Industries Ltd LeanStart Case Study [pdf 92kB

» Techrete Ireland Ltd Designs, manufactures and installs architectural precast cladding panels in a variety of finishes.
View Techrete Ireland Ltd LeanPlus Case Study [pdf 88kB

» TopForm
based in Gort, Co. Galway, have thrived through innovation and premium quality
View TopForm Leanstart Case Study [pdf 99kB] 


» Steripack
 is the partner of choice for cleanroom sterile packaging solutions and contract manufacturing services for many of the world’s medical device, pharmaceutical and allied healthcare industries offering the complete supply chain solution from initial concept to finished product
View Steripack Case Study
[pdf 123kB]


» Burnside Eurocyl 
is a high quality hydraulic cylinder manufacturer with over 40 years experience in the design and manufacturing of hydraulic cylinders for the OEM market. It is located in Co. Carlow 
View Burnside Eurocyl Case Study [pdf,116kB]

» Grant Engineering Ireland  has achieved an enviable reputation within the heating industry for its high-efficiency approach to new concepts.

» JOLA ENGINEERING Ltd t/a PE SERVICES Ltd specialists in supplying equipment based solutions to the pig and poultry industries.
View Jola Engineering Ltd LeanPlus Case Study [pdf 90kB]

» Kelly Precision Ltd  Is one of Irelands leading precision engineering companies, it supplies to a wide range of industries, including hydraulic, oil & gas, aerospace and automotive clients
View Kelly Precision Ltd Case Study
[pdf 141kB]

» Mastek Ltd  develops and produces a full range of slurry spreading equipment for the Irish and export markets and is based in Cootehill, Co. Cavan 
View Mastek Ltd Case Study [pdf 135kB]

» Mooney(Boats ) Ltd  
specialise in boat building, engineering, production, refurbishment, fabrication, repair and maintenance of marine and industrial products. 
View Mooney (Boats) Ltd Lean Start Case Study [pdf 131kB

» Multi-Tech Design Ltd  
fabricates tanks and designs and installs water treatment plants in Ireland and UK based in Cootehill, Co. Cavan  
View Multi-Tech Design ltd Case Study [pdf 113kB]

» PQE TECHNOLOGY Limited  specialists in the manufacture and supply of innovative engineering solutions of machined and fabricated precision components across a range of Industry sectors.
View PQE Technology Limited Lean Start Case Study [pdf 126kB

» Shannon Precision Engineering Ltd [SPE]  specialise in precision machining and precision machined parts. 
View Shannon Precision Engineering Ltd LeanStart Case Study [pdf 130kB]

» T & T PRECISION specialises in the manufacture of precision machined components to customer specification and requirements, from batch production runs to one-off prototypes and development work.
View T&T Precision LeanStart Case Study [pdf 122kB


Pharmaceutical Sector

Chanelle Group  is a progressive pharmaceutical company based in the West of Ireland dealing in both human and veterinary pharmaceuticals. our people are the key to our success and the continuous development of all our employees is a core function of the Chanelle Group .
View Chanelle Group Case Study [pdf, 137kB]

manufactures a wide range of veterinary pharmaceutical products that are sold in over forty countries worldwide under our own brand and in many more as the branded products of major multinationals. 
View UNIVET Lean Case Study [pdf 117kB

» Monsoon Consulting  designs, builds and supports user centred content and ecommerce web solutions for Europe's leading brands and businesses.

  1. View Monsoon Consulting LeanStart Case Study [pdf 98kB
  2. View Monsoon Consulting LeanPlus Case Study [pdf 89kB]

» Gartan Technologies  specialise in rostering and payroll solutions designed to cut costs, save management time and help make more informed strategic decisions.
View Gartan Technologies LeanPlus Case Study [pdf 126kB ] 



» WHATCLINIC.COM  will be a global leader in patient experience for the elective healthcare sector, connecting the right customers with appropriate clinics and providing all the necessary tools and information patients need to make an informed choice.
View WhatClinic.com LeanStart Case Study


» KILLARNEY TELECOMMUNICATIONS LIMITED (KTL)  is recognised as a leading provider of engineering services to the telecommunications and utility sectors, working primarily with mobile network operators, electricity network operators and major equipment vendors.
View KTL LEAN TRANSFORM Case Study [pdf 185kB

» OBELISK  core activity is in providing solutions and resources to industry across telecommunications, power transmission and distribution, renewable energy and tower infrastructure
View Obelisk LeanStart Case Study [pdf 202kB]                                             


» EIREBLOC manufactures composite pallet blocks from a mix of recycled and virgin wood using advanced production technologies.
View Eirebloc Lean Start Case Study [pdf 119kB

Last modified 21 December 2016