A BRIEF HISTORY OF IDT
Established in 1983, IDT is a privately-owned company providing parts and assemblies to the electronics, telecommunications equipment, healthcare and general engineering industries. The company was started to supply fire tenders to the Irish market. The initials IDT stand for Innill Dóiteáin Teoranta (Fire Engines Ltd). Dr John J. Ryan, a founding director, is the current chairman of the company. Dr Ryan completed his Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering at University College Dublin (UCD), having carried out part of his research in Germany as a fellow of the Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation, later returning to Dublin to lecture at UCD. Dr Ryan subsequently moved into industry and industrial development, and eventually took on the ownership and management of IDT. Under Dr Ryan’s stewardship, and with the support of executive directors Marian Noone and Patrick Kelly, the company gradually began building a reputation for producing high quality sheet-metal products and components, and eventually, following a strategic review, moved away from the fire tender business.
IDT’s Core values
Quality and Professionalism: Above all we are committed to manufacturing high quality, efficiently engineered products for our customers, delivered in a professional and helpful manner. This is underpinned by our ISO accreditation IS.EN.ISO 9001:2000.
Transparency: We pride ourselves on our “no hidden costs” approach and our openness to feedback.
Sustainability: We are committed to offering sustainable employment to staff and to continue benefiting the locality. We are financially stable with no borrowings and a strong balance sheet.
Environmental responsibility: Protecting our environment is very important to us and we are compliant with ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Approved System.
Valuing people: Our highly skilled, experienced workforce is our greatest asset and it is a company priority to offer development opportunities for our staff.
We are situated by beautiful Galway Bay in the West of Ireland. On a clear day you can see across to the Burren in Co. Clare and out to the Aran Islands. We are nearby the picturesque village of Spiddal which is on the Wild Atlantic Way. We are proud to operate in the Gaeltacht – one of the Irish speaking areas of Ireland.