Fast Company of the Month

December 2016: Hanley Energy

By Business & Finance
12 January 2017
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Matt Moran (Ibec) presents Niall Franklin and Paul Hanley of Hanley Energy with the Manufacturing Award at the 2016 eir Elevation Awards

2016 proved to be a fruitful one for Hanley Energy. On top of the company’s win in the Manufacturing sector at this year’s eir Elevation Awards, the energy specialist opened a new state-of-the-art facility in Ashburn, Virginia.

Hanley Energy is a specialist in the design, source, supply, install and commission of critical power, energy management and IT infrastructure solutions – from the power grid all the way to the factory process equipment and data centre IT rack.

The globally recognised, award-winning innovator is headquartered in Ireland with offices in the Nordics, Germany, USA and Australia.

The company’s approach is to develop partnerships with clients, ensuring excellent delivery coupled with cost-effective technology solutions.

We’re actually looking to put a large focus on the area of Europe and we’re looking at projects around the data centre community

Since its formation in 2009, the company has helped customers achieve energy cost savings of more than €8m.

It does this through energy monitoring and targeting technology and services and the development of robust energy management programmes.

Hanley Energy has implemented lean manufacturing principles to its production line. This process, together with the extended premises, has resulted in increased capacity by 250%.

Investment in equipment has efficiently leaned out the manufacture process of the line and streamlining the workflow has greatly increased manpower productivity.


Launched in 2015, the eir Elevation Awards recognise the growth and ingenuity of Ireland’s fastest growing businesses.

The company’s win at the awards in late 2016 – held at Dublin’s Marker Hotel – is testament to Hanley Energy’s innovation and international scalability and was a validation of its success and ingenuity in the manufacturing sector to date.

Speaking at the eir Elevation awards, senior sales manager Paul Hanley discussed what 2017 held for the company. “We’ve got big ambitious plans for the 2017.” He said.

“We’re actually looking to put a large focus on the area of Europe and we’re looking at projects around the data centre community. We’re also looking to develop in the UK, the US and Australia. So there’s big plans for 2017 and we hope to expand on exactly what we’ve been doing well over the last few years.”

Hanley Energy’s ambitious international growth plan let to the opening of a state-of-the-art manufacturing and business operations facility in Ashburn, Virginia in early in 2016.

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