A Brief History

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30 years experience

In 1982 the company started production of stepped tubular lighting columns and associated brackets. In 2000 the company included the manufacturing of public lighting and auxiliary pillars and enclosures. The company has progressed over the years through innovation and investment to the point where a standalone manufacturing plant on a greenfield site specifically to produce octagonal and multi-sided columns and masts were built. The company is based in Piltown County Kilkenny and boasts over 30 years of experience in its chosen specialist field.

Manfacturing & production

Piltown Engineering is both a pioneer and an innovator. Lighting columns are manufactured from 3 up to 30 meters. The 3 to 12-meter poles and associated brackets are carried ex-stock, while special orders have a maximum delivery time of just three weeks. The company progressed over the years through innovation and investment to the point when in 2005 a stand alone manufacturing facility in Fiddown was specifically built for the production of octagonal and multi sided columns. In 2019 the facility in Fiddown was further expanded to consolidate all aspects of manufacturing at the one location.

Production Facilities

This facility has been in production for a number of years and is the most advanced facility in Western Europe using the most up to date technology. The poles produced are longitudinal sub arc welded with thermal stress relief:

The benefits of this system are that the internal stress of the welding process is dispatched at source rather than mechanical means later, which cause additional stress within the material.

Our welding line is certified to welding procedures No: EN 15614 and our welding personnel to En 287-1 (Welding Examiner: Metlab International, Testing Laboratory: Bodycote, Manchester, UK)

  • SAF Air Liquide high definition plasma cutting
  • Bystronics 11 Axis CNC tandem press brakes
  • SAF automatic 1000 a DC submerged welding line with full thermal stress relief, ensuring quality welds and straight poles (conventionally welded poles in older plants require the steel to be prestressed or bent straight, after welding).