13 March 2016 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Cootehill-based business EMCA have won the Manufacturing category, sponsored by Energia, in this year’s SFA National Small Business Awards.

EMCA, a leading process control and automation company based in Cootehill in Co Cavan where it manufactures proprietary intelligent motor control panels for industrial sectors such as Water and Waste Water Renewable Energy, Engineering and Construction. With a team of forty five EMCA operates from a 6,000 sq. ft. facility offering a turnkey solution where clients can avail of full electrical installation, maintenance and system support. The control room in Irish Water uses EMCA’s system on a daily basis to monitor an entire county and the company hopes to extend that to different parts of the country as well as expand on contracts already won in the UK.

The awards were presented at a Gala Awards Ceremony in the RDS Concert Hall on Thursday 3rd March 2016. A generous prize package of €50,000 is awarded to all shortlisted finalists with additional prizes for the overall winner.

Speaking at the gala presentation, SFA Chairman, AJ Noonan said “With the right environment, companies like those in the room tonight will revitalise every corner of our island, put the Irish small business community on the map and build on the 800 jobs they have already created, delivering prosperity and quality of life to more and more people.”

“Tonight it is a privilege to have 38 of the best small businesses from 16 counties in Ireland in this room. You are the future of Irish business. You have proven your commitment, drive and ambition and we are delighted to celebrate your achievements. EMCA has shown the perseverance of true entrepreneurs and their company is a prime example of a small business punching well above its weight!”

Jason Cassidy, Key Account Manager, Energia commented: “Every year the quality of entries rises, so EMCA are to be warmly congratulated for winning the manufacturing category.”

“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.”

“We are also supporting businesses through innovative energy programmes like Energia’s ‘Cash for Kilowatts’ scheme, providing funding to companies for energy efficiency projects. It means that any company spending more than €5,000 on an energy efficiency project can qualify for funding of up to 30% of the project value. The new scheme is open to all businesses, whether or not they are customers of Energia.”

As well as benefiting from the generous funding, businesses will also make very significant ongoing savings through the energy efficiency projects. For example:

- Lighting: LED and high efficiency lighting can reduce your lighting costs by up to 75%

- Heating: …


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