The owner, PJ King, served his time as a fitter in a local Tuam factory before taking up a job manufacturing agricultural machinery. This was the background that helped PJ gain knowledge of machinery and from here King Mechanical was born.
King Mechanical started in 1988 as a small service company in the repair of industrial machines, air, water and gas installation in factories. After this, PJ found often during the repair of machinery, managers mentioned how difficult it was to find a company to move machines in their factories. The company then offered a machinery moving service, buying our first set of skates in 1991 to do a single job for a customer. By simply adapting to our customers’ needs, we found a niche in machinery moving, and we were good at it.
At that time most machinery moving was done by UK companies as the UK had vast industrial moving experience, it was strange for our customers. A couple of years later, machinery moving had become an integral part of our business along with company relocation, fabrication and maintenance.
As the company grew we had vans on the road, our own transport and many skilled employees. Internationally the company grew due to high profile moves including relocation of factories to Hungary, Czech Republic and even the Philippines.
In the history of King Mechanical Services, many wonderful employees came through our doors either as trainee apprentices or highly qualified engineers. Many of these ex-employees are successful in the industry today, some working for themselves, others an integral part of large companies and in most cases we continue to work with them to this day.
Training our employees always has always been an essential strategy within our company. This is why the move into the Testing, Inspection & Certification market took place. This natural progression was ideal because of our expertise in the heavy lifting industry and our highly skilled engineers who understood the safety measures and operation methods of machinery.
The customer has been the core of our company since the beginning, partnering with us, even becoming our friends. Almost 25 years on from the purchase of our moving equipment for an individual customer, we never thought we would not only be thankful for new customers coming on board, but also thankful for those who still work with us to this day.
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