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Mincon’s Shannon prototype facility: where innovation is born

Every Mincon product starts life as an idea on paper, however it only becomes a reality when the raw materials start taking shape.

Until recently, the prototype components for products in development were manufactured on the same production line as commercial products. Today, Mincon’s prototype components are manufactured at a bespoke prototype factory for research and development. It’s at this facility where a highly experienced, full-time team has dedicated lathes and mills to rapidly develop high-quality components for all prototype work and once-off projects.


Although a prototype factory by designation, the facility isn’t limited to manufacturing components for testing. Mincon works closely with its customers around the world, taking their needs into consideration for ongoing development and manufacturing of specific components at the prototype factory. Located close to the Mincon’s headquarters in Shannon, the prototype factory benefits from the Group’s existing resources, such as a world-class heat-treatment plant and talented team of design engineers.

Joe Purcell, CEO, Mincon Group plc, said:

“We are always looking at streamlining our production to ensure maximum output and meet demand. Our dedicated prototype factory allows the Shannon factory to operate with the best efficiency possible. It has also been designed to supplement the output of the main factory – and all of this means we can lower lead times and guarantee availability.”

Each one of Mincon’s state-of-the-art international production facilities uses the latest technologies to ensure precision and quality throughout the manufacturing process. Mincon has production facilities in Ireland, Australia, Canada, Finland, Sweden, South Africa, USA, and the UK. The Mincon prototype factory is located in Shannon, Ireland near the Mincon Shannon factory, where Mincon’s class-leading DTH hammers are designed and manufactured.

Mincon has more than four decades of experience in designing, manufacturing, and servicing hard-rock drilling consumables and solutions. Through its regional offices in key markets, Mincon services the mining, construction, water well, geothermal, quarrying, and energy industries with class-leading drilling systems. Contact your regional Mincon customer service office to find out why we are The Driller’s Choice.

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