Established in 2000, Sidheán designs and manufactures fire appliances and emergency vehicles for the emergency services and other public bodies. The company is ISO 9000: 2008 approved and has a sheet-metal and fabrication facility consisting of CNC punching and folding, MIG and TIG welding, spot-welding and assembly in mild steel, stainless steel, aluminium, copper, etc. Sidheán’s customer base includes: all Irish Local Authority Fire Services, Aer Rianta, Dept. of Defence, HSE, Dept. of Justice, Civil Defence, Regional Airports, Air Corps, and many large chemical companies throughout the country. The company has recently qualified for two ‘Framework Agreements’ for the UK fire and rescue market, and the first of their vehicles is already operational in the UK. The company employs 25 people at its factory in the Connemara Gaeltacht.