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Sunday 24 September 2017

Blessington's Ventac enjoys double delight at SFA business awards

Darren Fortune and Mark Simms of Ventac (middle and second from right) accepting the manufacturing award from SFA chairperson Sue O’Neill, Minister Pat Breen and Alan Mulcahy of category sponsors Energia at the SFA National Business Awards
Darren Fortune and Mark Simms of Ventac (middle and second from right) accepting the manufacturing award from SFA chairperson Sue O’Neill, Minister Pat Breen and Alan Mulcahy of category sponsors Energia at the SFA National Business Awards

Blessington's Ventac was the big winner at the recent SFA National Business Awards, where it collected the both the overall award and the manufacturing award.

Ventac employs 46 people and provides noise control solutions for international vehicle OEMs of commercial and industrial vehicles, including the bus and coach, agricultural, construction and specialist market sectors. Ventac's solutions include the provision of a full noise analysis to determine the exact source of the noise problem.

With its innovative approach towards noise control, Ventac aim to aid their customers in meeting new vehicle noise regulation standards, promoting their customers' competitive advantage through noise control, minimising environmental noise pollution and maximising user comfort.

Michelle Kells of Energia, which sponsored the manufacturing award, sent her congratulations to the team at the Blessington company.

'It was a case of second time lucky for Ventac, as they were finalists in the manufacturing category in last year's awards too. As one of the leading electricity and gas suppliers to Irish small businesses, we appreciate the work these companies are doing in powering the Irish economy and are delighted to be supporting the SFA Awards,' she said.

Announcing the overall winner, Sue O'Neill, SFA Chair, said: 'Having spotted a small but growing demand for noise reduction solutions back in the 1990s, Ventac grabbed this opportunity and has grown its noise reduction solutions business significantly since then.

'Darren [Fortune] and his team have taken their business to the next level in Ireland and export worldwide. They have shown the perseverance of true entrepreneurs and their company is a prime example of a small business punching well above its weight!,' said Ms O'Neill.

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