The Kirby Story So Far…

Kirby aspires to be the most trusted provider of high-value engineering and construction services.

  • 1964

    Tom and Michael Kirby establish Kirby Electrical in Limerick, Ireland.

  • 1990

    Opened its Dublin office transforming Kirby from a local to a national contractor.

  • 2008

    Opened its first UK office in London after securing two CCGT power station projects with Siemens.

  • 2010

    Kirby secures its first project for Sanofi Aventis in France.

  • 2012

    Completed its largest project to date, valued at €46 million with over 700,000 manhours.

  • 2015

    Reached €150 million annual turnover and secured its first project in the Nordics.

  • 2018

    Expanded its operations in the Nordics by completing a number of large-scale data centre projects.

  • 2020

    Delivered a number of hyper-scale data centre projects and reached €293 million annual turnover.

  • 2021

    Reached €400 million annual turnover with 1,300 direct employees and over 2,500 people deployed across Ireland, UK and mainland Europe.

    Taoiseach, Micheál Martin TD alongside our Group Managing Director Mark Flanagan announced the creation of 300 new jobs plus a €2m investment in Kirby’s Limerick HQ.

    Opened its Gävle office in Sweden.

  • 2023

    Officially opened its first office outside of Europe in Cape Town, South Africa.

    Reached €636 million annual turnover with 1,500 direct employees and over 3,000 people deployed across Ireland, UK and mainland Europe.

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