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SF’s Huge Fundraising Effort for Colleague and Friend

September 23rd, 2018 / No Comments » / by SF Engineering


We are so proud of our staff from both sites, coming together to help friend and colleague, Padraig Regan, raise vital funds for life-changing medical treatment which wasn’t available in Ireland.

A team of almost 30 staff from SF Ireland,  battled through strong winds and almost zero visibility to reach the summit of 5 famous peaks in 3 days.

Whilst in the UK a team of seven staff took on the Nuts Challenge, a 7-km race through and over a selection of grueling obstacles, mostly muddy ones!

Many of you will know Padraig as one of the longest standing employees of SF, Ireland. What you may not know is that 4 years ago, Padraig was diagnosed with an aggressive form of Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (PPMS) which is causing his immune system to attack his body.

In August, Padraig traveled to Mexico for Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT) a treatment is not available in Ireland. HSCT is a procedure where his immune system is re-booted, which hopefully will stop his MS. The treatment involves harvesting Padraig’s stem cells, having chemotherapy to wipe his existing immune system and re-transplantation of the new cells.

An incredible total of €27,892 was raised for this life-changing treatment which will hopefully prevent Padraig from being confined to a wheelchair and from this disease progressing further.

Congratulations to everyone who took part in these events and all those who so generously donated to these fundraising efforts.




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Top Health & Safety Accreditation for SF

September 23rd, 2018 / No Comments » / by SF Engineering


SF Engineering is proud to have been awarded accreditation from Safecontractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety. Safecontractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises very high standards in health and safety management amongst UK contractors.

We are very proud of the accreditation which validates our on-going commitment to our customers, suppliers and staff alike ensuring the highest standards of health and safety working practices.



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Super League Tournament with Boparan Charitable Trust

May 31st, 2018 / No Comments » / by SF Engineering


This May, SF took on another 13 football teams from the food and food machinery industry in what was Boparan Charitable Trusts first Super League Tournament.

The event, held at The Hawthorns, home to West Bromwich Albion, was a huge success, raising a total of £18,800 for The Boparan Charitable Trust who help change the lives of children across the UK with disabilities, life-limiting conditions or living in extreme poverty. Hosting the event was TV’s sport presenter,  Manish Bhasin alongside ex Villa & England player Tony Daley who was running the touchline.

Making up the team from SF we had, Richard, Leon, Jason, Tom, Jonathan, Jose, Ryan with sideline support from Mark & Alun. The lads played well, but alas, having made it in to the knockout stages (just), SF were soon enjoying the rest of the day, chearing on other teams from the terraces.










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€250 Million Worth of Projects in 63 Countries

May 18th, 2018 / No Comments » / by SF Engineering



Seamus Farrell


Since 1983, SF has installed €250 million worth of projects in 63 countries across Europe, North and South America, Russia, the Middle East, and Australia. Today, we employ 110 high-skilled staff in Ireland, the UK, and the Czech Republic, who design and engineering complex production solutions for the food sector.

This feature, written by Enterprise Ireland has dubbed our success as the #irishadvantage. Read the full article here




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The Portio Portioner takes on Legacy Machinery

May 2nd, 2018 / No Comments » / by SF Engineering


Legacy machinery could be costing food manufacturers more than they realise. The SF Scrappage Incentive is a direct response to our customers’ most commonly reported pain points – that is out-dated and unserviceable legacy machinery.

Developments in technology, regulation and concerns around labour requirements are putting growing pressure on food businesses.  Investment in production and capex are key drivers for growth because automation brings increased production output, improvements in product quality and reduction in waste.  It also helps solve skills and labour shortage, allowing the workforce to focus on areas where it would add more value.

We selected the Marelec PORTIO, an intelligent portioning machine, for the 6-month Scrappage Incentive, due to its energy savings compared to competitors, low cost of ownership, low water usage and high yield and ROI. 

To illustrate the savings that are achievable with the PORTIO, we set up a head to head trial, pitching the PORTIO against a legacy machine within a customers production site. As you can see the results confirmed a significant saving in yield and labour requirements, offering a payback within a 7-month period.


The Portio v's Legacy Machinery - Trial Results


To calculate how much you will save by upgrading to the Portio, contact our team today:

Call Ireland: +353 (0) 71 9163334

Call UK: +44 (0) 1487 740131



The SF Scrappage Incentive is exclusively for companies in the UK, Ireland and Northern Ireland.

To qualify for the incentive and receive €15,000 off a new Marelec PORTIO, simply trade-in your old protioner with SF Engineering before 31st July 2018.

Offer runs from 1st February to 31st July 2018 inclusively.

Full terms and conditions are available on the website


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