Innovation and excellence

23 Aug , 2016  

Excel Electrical provides a wide range of electrical installation, support and maintenance services throughout the country. Firmly established as a market leader today, the Kilkenny head-quartered firm provides the highest levels of quality service to their clients.

Established by Tipperary native and Irish Management Institute graduate, Donie Corcoran in 1996, Excel Electrical has grown to become a leading electrical contracting company with a proven track record of delivering complex quality projects on time and within budget.

The company carries out a diverse range of electrical projects across the spectrum and operates on a nationwide basis.

Their curriculum vitae includes electrical service installations across the following areas: research, healthcare, education, Department of Defence, financial institutions, residential developments, conservation, retail, call centres, commercial, general public buildings and public lighting.

Dedicated to providing their customers with the highest standard of service, they ensure their clients meet all current compliance requirements and have the most effective electrical, security and networking systems to suit their requirements and budgets, all while minimising energy waste.

These principles are implemented by a staff of qualified electricians, engineers and quantity surveyors who are well known in the industry for their extensive technical knowledge and vast experience in dealing with even the most complex and challenging of site conditions.

Today Excel Electrical employs approximately 70 staff, all trained to the highest possible standards and, according to Managing Director Donie Corcoran, are the company’s most valuable asset.

“We’re extremely fortunate to have a highly skilled workforce. For instance, many of our project managers have been with us for the past 15 years.
“It is company policy to nurture our employees and we invest in training and IT infrastructure on a continuous basis. There’s a great sense of camaraderie within the company and we really appreciate that extra mile that all our employees are always willing to go to meet our clients’ high expectations.”

Excel has worked with a large number of well-known main contractors and design teams across the country on a range of exciting and prestigious projects from art galleries to theatres to churches.  Their business is based on strong client relationships with reputation and trust at the core, always keeping in mind the company’s motto of “getting it right first time – safely”.

To that end, in the last two years they have been successful in achieving ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 accreditation.

“These standards have assisted us by analysing and improving each element of our operation, from the selection of suppliers through to installation and commissioning.  Among the many benefits of ISO 9001, the standard has helped us to improve customer satisfaction levels, internal efficiency and employee involvement.

“Naturally, we feel it’s very important to have proper quality, safety and management systems in place in order to help us to continue to expand as we look ahead to the future.”

“Certification to OHSAS 18001 occupational health and safety management systems signals to our clients and stakeholders that the organisation is committed to protecting the needs of all our stakeholders.

“The nature of our work in the construction sector can carry a higher risk of accident, injury or death for workers.  In these working environments increased vigilance is required to minimise the risks. Compliance to standards and achieving certification in the health and safety area goes a long way towards beginning to minimise the associated risks.”

In a world where environmental impact is of growing importance, an environmental management system can keep you ahead of the competition.

Excel Electrical’s ISO 14001certification ensures that the business focuses on its environmental impact, supported by effective management processes.  “In a changing environment the business benefits are very clear – greater resource efficiency and waste management means lower costs”.

Excel have successfully completed work for a varied range of clients including architects, building contractors, property management companies, property letting companies and landlords. They have completed various types of jobs from office buildings and restaurants to retail shops and domestic house-hold installations.

“We do a lot of high profile commercial and industrial installations across the education and healthcare sectors as well as office fit outs.

“We are currently working on a fit out at IT Carlow while we recently completed the Smithwicks Experience Visitors Centre in Kilkenny as well as the largest primary school in Ireland, St Colmcille’s Junior and Senior School in Knocklyon which has a total of 62 classrooms.”

“We pride ourselves on customer satisfaction and working in partnership with main contractors and our clients. It’s a testament to our quality of work that we have ongoing maintenance contracts in 80% of our completed projects.”

Excel Electrical was not immune from the negative repercussions of the economic downturn but through hard graft and determination, they survived to tell the tale and Donie adopts an optimistic tone when the conversation turns to the company’s future prospects and their 20th year in business.

“We’ve been kept going and we’ve noticed a general upturn in the market. From 2008 on we had to change tack and cut our costs. We managed to stay going during the recession while so many of our counterparts went under.  We’re now a leaner machine as a result, firmly focussed on the future and are ready for action.”

This desire to remain at the forefront of the industry can be seen in every aspect of the Excel Electrical’s business including its employment of a BIM Engineer.

The BIM (Building Information Modelling) concept envisages virtual construction of a facility prior to its actual physical construction in order to reduce uncertainty, improve safety, work out problems and simulate and analyse potential impacts.

BIM processes have helped countless firms in diverse industries operate more productively, produce higher-quality work, attract more talent, and win new business.

“With a rising number of government and commercial organisations mandating BIM across the globe, it’s important for us to move with the times and be in a position to offer our clients the very best service available anywhere.”

As a fully registered member of CIF, RECI, AECI and NECI, clients can be secure in the knowledge that all the company’s work is certified, carried out by qualified technicians and fully insured.

“We are certified installers of 3m structured cabling systems and Nexans structured cabling systems and offer a complete 25 year warranty on both systems.

“The security side of the company was established in 1999 and we are NSAI accredited to EN:50131 to install intruder alarm systems and SR40 for CCTV systems and Door Access systems.  Over the years, we’ve found that this side of the business is very important to allow us to provide a complete bespoke package to our clients be they smaller fit outs or large commercial facilities.”

So across the complete Electrical installation sprectrum, Excel Electrical’s staff has the knowledge and experience to ensure that all runs smoothly. Their employees pride themselves on their attention to detail and the flexibility and quality of the service they offer to all their customers and clients.

Should you wish to receive a quotation for any type of electrical installation feel free to contact Excel Electrical’s estimation department or go to the contact page on the company’s website – www.excelelect.com.

Their estimation department will be very prompt and efficient in returning an estimate to you.

Excel Electrical
Unit 4
Westcourt Business Park
Co. Kilkenny
Tel: 056 77 06040
Fax: 056 77 06051
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.excelelect.com

Taken from Building Ireland magazine, Spring 2016, Vol 2, No 1