ProVac reaches its 25-year milestone in the Irish vacuum equipment market

“A leader in vacuum solutions, throughout the 32 counties of Ireland, reaches a quarter of a century in business and celebrates a prosperous future. Founded in 1997, the Wexford based company, ProVac Ltd, provide a level of support for customers’ vacuum pumps and systems that was previously unavailable in the region.

Deep vacuum knowledge, reliable vacuum solutions, exceptional service. The ProVac name is synonymous with vacuum expertise, exceptional customer service and trusted vacuum solutions. While the core business involves the sales and service of vacuum pumps and related equipment, the company is differentiated in the market by its capability to design and specify customised solutions for customers in performance-critical process industries, including pharmaceutical, medical devices, and semiconductor.

Further strengthening the market position of the Leybold brand. Ian Dorman, General Manager, sees the company on a very good path. “Since the acquisition by Atlas Copco, ProVac is able to serve its customers even better, and further strengthen the market presence of the Leybold brand across Ireland. Being part of the Leybold EMEA North Customer Centre, allows the regional ProVac team to deliver local support, backed by Leybold’s global product and application network when needed. We are committed to selling and servicing Leybold products in the Irish market and see great potential for the future.

Unique service and support. Quality and customer proximity have always been a tradition at ProVac. Each factory-trained service engineer is qualified to handle the maintenance and repair of virtually any brand and model of vacuum pump. “We have service options available for all customers challenges and budgets,said John Whelan, Service Manager. “Whether annual preventative maintenance contracts, or rapid response support, our skilled service team are on hand to keep customers up and running, and downtime to a minimum.”

Passionate people with a growth mindset. As a local employer we want to attract, develop and retain motivated and resourceful people, and encourage diversity in all forms. “Although the ProVac celebrates the 25-year business milestone, we are only beginning our people journey,said Sarah Cogswell, HR Manager. Our mission is to promote a culture of lifelong learning, continuous feedback and self-development to enable people’s full potential. All employees have a ‘mission’, which includes performance and development goals, and take part in our Performance Enablement cycle. We’re also passionate about encouraging diversity at every level of the business, and nurture an inclusive environment, where everyone has a sense of belonging.”

Founder sees ProVac on the right track. James Delaney, who founded the company in 1997, along with Helen Delany who has since retired, sees exciting times ahead and great opportunities for both customers and employees. ProVac has always felt like a family business, with a strong culture of innovation in vacuum and commitment to our customers,” said James. Since joining Leybold in December we have been able to further build on our in-house technical expertise by expanding our team, and we’re now introducing common processes, services and tools which make us more efficient and effective. 25 years is a huge milestone which I’m look forward to celebrating over the coming months, with both the team and customers, as we begin the next chapter of the ProVac story.

About ProVac. ProVac Ltd ( specialises in the design, manufacture and installation, of complete vacuum solutions, incorporating vacuum chambers, pumps, gauges, valves and control systems. We serve customers across industries such as pharmaceutical, medical device and semiconductor, traditional industries like food & packaging, engineering and energy, as well as third level research institutes, universities and R&D centre. The ProVac name is synonymous with vacuum expertise, exceptional customer service and trusted vacuum solutions. Based in Wexford, Ireland, ProVac Ltd was established in 1997 and in 2021 joined Leybold, a member of the Atlas Copco Group. Currently with 11 employees serving customers throughout the 32 countries of Ireland.

About Leybold. Established in 1850, Leybold is a pioneer in vacuum innovation. Our inventions have paved the way for many modern-day vacuum technologies, including our range of next-generation vacuum products. We are recognized globally as a leader in the manufacture of vacuum pumps and systems for industrial and scientific vacuum applications, that are supported by our specialized and globally accessible Service solutions.”  

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