1962Prodieco was founded by Jeffrey Barker, John Berns & John Condron in Dublin
1963Company rapidly grows from 5 to 39 employees & moves location. Prodieco starts manufacturing precision press tools for Ireland’s major industrial exporters
1,432,679kmDistance our sales people and expert installation technicians travel worldwide per year to service our customers.
1971Prodieco expands and moves location due to continued success in producing press tooling for the computer industry
1982Facility's footprint doubled for increased production
1983First CNC Machine in Prodieco
1996In response to local demand, the first Blister Tool is made
1998Company starts exporting abroad - Starts with UK, followed soon after by Spain & Portugal
1999Robin & Maureen Rennicks buy Prodieco
2000First Waterjet cutting machine Prodieco
2001Prodieco becomes 100% dedicated to Blister Tooling Solutions
2002Prodieco buys its 1st Blister Line for testing
2003-2009Prodieco gets ISO9001:2000 certification3,261Quality checks & tests performed each week from first inspection, second inspection to FAT documentation. The relentless pursuit of perfection.
2012Investment in 1st Feeder Test Rig and Creation of our Feederlab, dedicated to testing all feeders for customers
2012New bigger offices & state-of-the-art facility in Dublin 24
2014Prodieco wins Best Irish Company Operating in France AwardTurnover invested in R&D and innovation projects every year. Long term success is founded on continuous improvement.
2014Opening to South American Market
2015Creation of Techlab with 20+ testing machines
Prodieco is dedicated to designing, manufacturing and delivering high performance Blister Tooling and advanced engineering solutions for the pharmaceutical industry.
It is not simply a world-class engineering company providing advanced solutions for the pharmaceutical industry, it’s a mind-set.
Our ethos is simple: there is always a better way. You see this in our continuous drive for internal process improvement but more importantly in the dedication to enhance every tool design to produce the perfect blister pack.
Time. Since 1962, our people have been focused on designing, manufacturing and delivering highly engineered tooling. Today we maintain that dedicated focus to produce high performing blister format size parts for the global pharmaceutical industry.
Focus. Details are key in pharma. Success is dependent on measurements to a micron, we have a relentless focus on precision and exact information.
Quality. This goes to the heart of our blister tooling. Functionally and æsthetically, quality is key. Some call it pharmaceutical integrity, we call it advanced engineering.
The pursuit of excellence. Prodieco. It’s a mind-set.
Life at Prodieco
Gustavo Cainelli – Manufacturing Trainer
I joined Prodieco in 2015 as a CNC machine operator.
I was quite inexperienced but very eager to learn and progress.
Prodieco recognised my hard work and invested in my training and development.
I was given the opportunity to work as Field Applications Engineer, travelling internationally visiting our customers’ production lines and now I am developing and leading a manufacturing training programme to develop the CNC machinists of the future.
David Flanagan – Director
I started working in Prodieco in 1999, assembling tools. Soon after I became a CNC machinist, followed by managing production, doing sales, managing sales areas and today I am one of the Directors of Prodieco. Quite the evolution!
As one of the Sales Directors, I supervise day-today sales results, sales activity and customer visits. I also manage some global accounts of big pharmaceutical companies and a number of direct markets such as Malta, Israel and Indonesia. Alongside all this, I continuously look into new products, potential customers and the growth strategy for the future of the company.
Blister tooling was a small part of Prodieco’s trade at the beginning but thanks to our employees’ “cando” attitude, precision engineering and hard work, we are now one of the global leaders in blister tooling for the pharmaceutical industry. We are proud of our teams’ passion and dedication and we strive to make sure we offer opportunities of growth for all staff members.
When I’m not working on growing our business, I enjoy gardening, spending time with my family, fitness, and believe it or not: travelling; despite being often on the road to meet customers.
Neil Bailey – Senior Design Engineer
I’ve been working in Prodieco for 24 years and I’m now a senior design engineer. I design change parts and have worked on most of the machine types over the years. I also interact with other designers and other departments within the company on all aspects of design, and with our customers, to fully achieve their tooling needs.
My engineering teacher in secondary school had previously worked as a tool maker in Prodieco and suggested I inquire about doing an apprenticeship in Prodieco. While I started as a toolmaker, I then moved into design, so I guess I should thank my teacher, Mr Nugent, for steering me on the right path!
I enjoy the work and also like the challenge but I would have to say that most of all, it’s the people make me stay. Prodieco has excellent people within it, who have become great friends. They’re incredibly skilled engineers that you can learn a lot from, so I always keep an open mind, as we are all learning every day. Respect your colleagues and they will respect you and never be afraid to ask for advice or help, as in my experience, Prodieco employees are always happy to help.
It’s fantastic that we have dedicated HR department that looks after the well-being of the workforce which is very important. Happy staff will give you great work in a great environment.
Outside of work my interests would mainly be sports and the arts. I’m a massive sports fan in general but mainly GAA. I adore music: listening, playing, going to concerts whatever it is, if it involves music I’m there.
Kevin Beattie – Senior CNC Machinist
I started in Prodieco 7 years ago and I’m a Senior CNC machinist. I’m a trained tool maker and winner of an all-Ireland Milling Competition a few years ago.
My day-to-day job consists of operating different CNC machines, training newcomers on the operation of various machines and monitoring different projects.
Prodieco is a busy company with a good work rhythm, and I enjoy working in an interesting sector like pharmaceutical engineering. There’s a great team atmosphere here and we have a good balance of work and banter among colleagues.
Outside of work, my passion is sports and I enjoy watching, playing and discussing all types of sports, with a preference for football.