VBC brings MMC centre of excellence to Ireland

VBC CEO Vaughan Buckley

Global modular building specialist, Volumetric Building Companies, has opened its first operation in Ireland. 

The new facility is set to become an international centre of excellence for MMC to serve Irish, UK, European and global markets.

VBC has appointed a team of 27 product designers, architectural technicians and support staff who are based at its new facility in County Monaghan and bring vast experience in timber panelised solutions. 

This move is expanding VBC’s already diverse modular product portfolio into timber panelised construction - and will increase its design and engineering capabilities globally.

VBC CEO Vaughan Buckley said: “Ireland and its healthcare, housing and infrastructure needs represent a huge opportunity for partnership and collaboration with the offsite sector and VBC’s investment in Ireland is a clear signal of our desire to strengthen that partnership.”

Andy Smith, UK director at VBC, added: “This new facility is a foundation for our launch into new market sectors, locally and globally. 

“We are already seeing significant opportunities in Ireland, particularly in healthcare, which are creating increased demand for our steel-framed modular solutions. As a location, Ireland has excellent links with the UK and Europe.

“The move into Ireland also demonstrates VBC’s ongoing confidence in the offsite sector and its financial stability as it continues to expand and innovate.”

VBC’s plans will include a series of show suites at the new Monaghan facility for its steel-framed modular and panelised solutions for the Irish, UK and European markets.

Led by CEO and founder Vaughan Buckley and headquartered in Philadelphia, VBC offers advanced steel-framed modular and innovative timber construction technologies. 

VBC has three offsite manufacturing centres – Tracy in California, Berwick in Pennsylvania and Chojnice in Poland.

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