LPI Group joins Enterprise Ireland and the IDA Ireland trade mission to Denmark.

LPI Group joins Enterprise Ireland and the IDA Ireland trade mission to Denmark.

 

Paudi Reidy, CEO of LPI Group, joined Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland on the opening day of Tánaiste Leo Varadkar’s three-day trade mission to Denmark, in which over 60 Irish and Danish companies are participating.

The aim of the trade mission is to boost further business collaboration between Ireland and Denmark promoting Ireland as a world-class business location.

Enterprise Ireland client exports to Denmark have grown particularly strongly in the area of high-tech construction, with over 50 Irish companies delivering on data center projects across the Nordics, of which LPI is one.

LPI Group looks forward to further accelerating this collaboration, with special thanks to Karin Angus and Hannah Fraser for their continued support in this region.

 

World Finance Forum 2022.

World Finance Forum 2022.

Teodora Dimova (FCCA, ACSI, MSc, BSc(Hons)), Finance Director of LPI, spoke on a guest panel alongside Ciar Harbord, MSD, Louise Patrick, ActionZero and Saragh Fitzpatrick ACCA, Houses of the Oireachtas at the 2022 World Finance Forum in Dublin last week.

The event was a huge success, with the panel discussing in depth about how to develop ourselves and others as better leaders in the finance industry.

 

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LPI Group bring cloud to ground protection to Swedish market

LPI Group, Europe’s leading professional contracting firm specialising in high-performance lightning protection systems, earthing systems and surge protection devices today announced their commitment to the Swedish market, establishing a new office presence in Gävle, as a result of continued growth in Sweden and other markets in the Nordics.

The expansion announced by LPI reflects the high demand for Irish high-tech construction services in Sweden and the rest of the Nordic region.

According to Enterprise Ireland, Ireland’s trade, and innovation agency, more than fifty Irish high-tech construction enterprises operate in the Nordics, including forty in Sweden alone. In the Nordics, a large number of mission-critical facilities are being constructed, and Irish businesses have been the lead, design, construction, and fit-out contractors for all of the hyperscale data centre projects in the region.

The opening of LPI Group’s newest office in the Swedish city of Gävle demonstrates the company’s commitment to further expansion in the Nordic region. LPI’s established track record and competence within the mission-critical data centre sector delivering their solutions throughout the design, plan, build, and operate phases of data centre construction has solidified its reputation in the delivery of cloud-to-ground protection throughout Europe. Consequently, the new business in Sweden will quickly become the fledgling company’s second European headquarters.

Since 2013, the company’s revenue has increased from €320,000 in 2014 to €4 million in 2019 and expecting to report approximately €15.5 million, and this trend is anticipated to continue going forward. LPI has achieved significant expansion in the data centre industry, having constructed hyper-scale data centres for a number of market-leading clients. With the launch of the new location, LPI will have increased their employees from 150, including those from the Gävle area, with intentions to double this number by 2027.

Numerous mission-critical data centres that LPI is now working on are in the Nordics and particularly the Gävle region, which was a deciding factor in selecting this location for the company’s second head office, as well as a warehouse to lower the carbon footprint of material transportation.

 

Paudi Reidy, CEO and Founder of LPI Group, gave gratitude to his team: “Achieving this milestone in LPI’s history is due to the devotion, dedication, and hard work of our team. We anticipate building on our growth and contacts in Sweden for many years to come since Sweden has quickly shown to be an ideal place for us. I would like to thank the local community and Enterprise Ireland, especially Karin Angus, for their assistance in establishing our business in the area.

John Kinsella, Co-Founder and Managing Director of LPI Group, stated, “The official opening is another highlight of our firm’s continuous success. Over the past few years, the company has expanded tremendously in Ireland and beyond. We have a solid presence in the Swedish market, which is something we are all really pleased about. Engaging with local businesses and employees and reducing our carbon footprint across Europe are crucial components of our business plan, which is why Gävle was an ideal location for us. Access to shipping routes across Europe helped us improve our logistics and reduce our carbon footprint by using sea transport routes.

Enterprise Ireland office in Sweden promotes the expansion of Irish businesses in the Nordic region. Approximately 360 Enterprise Ireland clients are operating on the Swedish market. In 2021, Enterprise Ireland client exports to the Nordic region climbed by 31% to €1.24 billion. This was largely due to the continuous rise in demand for Irish high-tech engineering and construction services.

Enterprise Ireland’s Global Lead for Data Centres, Karin Angus, commented on today’s announcement as follows; “The announcements made by LPI Group today are very much appreciated. Their statement today demonstrates their continuous commitment to expanding their operations and delivering to Swedish clientele. LPI has quickly grown to become a significant player in the datacentre sector in Sweden and the Nordics.”

 

Attending the opening of LPI’s new headquarters was Mr. Austin Gormley – Ambassador of Ireland to the Kingdom of Sweden who commented “I warmly welcome the establishment of the LPI office in Gävle which reflects the success of the group in Sweden and their long-term commitment to the market.  The drive for sustainability and the commitment to embedding in the local supply chain and community are notable.  The expansion of Irish companies such as LPI which operate in the high-tech construction sector here are very much in line with the ambitions of the government’s Nordic strategy”.

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LPI Group daring to be brave for sick children

Daring to be brave for sick children.

Every year, over 350,000 children put on brave faces and receive treatment at CHI at Crumlin, ​Temple Street Children’s University Hospital, Tallaght, and Connolly.

Yesterday, the LPI Group team dared to be brave to raise vital funds for the lifesaving work of Children’s Health Foundation hospitals and urgent care centres.

Please donate what you can to help give every sick child the very best chance and to ensure that children continue to have access to the very best facilities, services, and equipment when they need it most. This is the power of your support.

Please donate to the LPI Group link here: https://lnkd.in/e9NZkGa3

Special thanks to Mercury!

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LPI Group proud supporters of Host in Ireland, An Industry of Substance’s 1000 Orchards in the Community Initiative.

LPI Group proud supporter of Host in Ireland, An Industry of Substance’s 1000 Orchards in the Community Initiative.

The 1000 orchards in the community initiative support biodiversity in the environment and advocates for reversing the decline of Ireland’s pollinators.

With the current rate of decline, we are expected to lose 90% of our bumblebees by 2050. In 2020, they were down by 24% from the previous year. Of the 99 species of bee in Ireland, nearly one-third are threatened with extinction.

Bees provide many benefits to society. Both bees and butterflies are indicators of the general health of the 11,400 insects that not only impact pollination but also pest control and decomposition.

Orchards are important habitats as they support bees by providing them with a much-needed food source and provide communities with a focal point, allowing them to connect to the environment.

Pictured receiving the LPI plaques are Teodora Dimova, Finance Director at LPI Group, and Alan Doyle, Business Development Manager with LPI Group with the Host in Ireland team.

You can find out more about this amazing initiative at www.orchards.ie

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LPI Group Attending DataCloud Global Congress

 

LPI Group is delighted to announce that we will be attending the DataCloud Global Congress from the 25th-27th April 2022 in Monaco with Host in Ireland.

Set in luxurious Monaco, the event reunites senior executives across the industry and connects the digital infrastructure ecosystem; from data centres, to cloud and edge, to AI industries.

The LPI Group team is looking forward to networking with both new and potential clients.

If you would like to arrange a meeting at the conference with one of the LPI Group team, please email info@lpigroup.com.

We look forward to seeing everyone in person at the event.

LPI Group -Host in Ireland Partner 2022

LPI Group Partner with Host in Ireland for the Second Year Running

LPI Group - Host in Ireland Partners for 2022

LPI Group are delighted to announce our partnership with Host In Ireland for 2022 and the second year running. As part of the partnership, LPI Group will work with the additional 51 partners and the Host in Ireland team to increase awareness of the benefits of hosting digital assets in Ireland, as well as Irish companies that are designing, building, and operating data centres globally.

This year, 15 additionally partners have joined the Host in Ireland, reflecting the growth of influence of Irish companies in the global data centre market. Forty percent of Host in Ireland partners are Irish companies exporting services to Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Partners today are looking outside Ireland to fuel expansion while creating high-value jobs in the digital economy at home in Ireland. Of the Host in Ireland partners responsible for the designing, planning and project management of data centre builds, 65% are Irish companies growing across global markets, including LPI Group.

We look forward to another successful year ahead as a Host in Ireland partner with the additional 51 partners and the Host in Ireland team!

LPI Group - Christmas Jumper Day

LPI Group Proudly Support Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland, The Alzheimer Society of Ireland and the Irish Heart Foundation with Christmas Jumper Day

LPI Group - Christmas Jumper Day

Last Friday the 17th of December 2021, the LPI Group staff participated in a Christmas Jumper Day to raise vital funds for Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland, The Alzheimer Society of Ireland and The Irish Heart Foundation. Along with the funds raised, LPI Group has made donations to the worthy charities and were delighted to support them in their Christmas appeals.

Paudi Reidy, CEO of LPI Group comments, “The Christmas holiday period provides us with a chance to give back to those who are less fortunate. It is also our way of thanking the teams within these charities who work tirelessly to support others. Paudi continues, “ This Christmas LPI Group are glad to make donations to Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland, The Irish Heart Foundation and The Alzheimer Society of Ireland as the charities have personally helped members LPI team and the communities we operate within throughout this year”.

At LPI Group, corporate social responsibility is an integral part of our corporate values and company culture. Every year, we endeavour to select a number of charitable organisations and communities to make contributions to as part of our “Giving Back to the Community” initiative. We hope our small gesture can help the charities in some way this Christmas season.

If your charity would like to be considered for the 2022 “Giving Back to the Community” Initiative, please email marketing@lpigroup.com.

Qualifoudre Certification LPI Group

LPI Group Achieve Qualifoudre Certification to Support French Expansion

Qualifoudre Certification LPI Group

LPI Group, one of Europe’s leading specialists in the design, supply, installation, testing and maintenance of lightning, earthing and surge protection systems has received Qualifoudre certification.

Issued by the French National Institute for Industrial Environment and Risks (INERIS), the Qualifoudre certification ensures through an independent assessment that we comply with the requirements specified by the reference system, reliably implement a quality management system, respect the certification requirements, and apply the ministerial orders and standards in force.

The Qualifoudre certification will beneficially support LPI Group’s expansion in France, where we are already currently engaged on a number of high-profile data centre projects. This certification concerns the following areas: risk analysis, evaluation of risk components, technical studies and internal protection.

The lightning risk analysis defines the level of risk linked to the impact of lightning near or directly on a building or infrastructure. This analysis can be completed by a study defining the protections to be implemented to reduce this risk to an acceptable level. Qualifoudre certification is mandatory for ICPEs (Installations Classified for Environmental Protection) subject to Authorisation (A) and SEVESO (AS) by ministerial decree.

In addition, certification is recommended for all those who wish to protect their installations in the civil and military fields against the risks of lightning (safety of people, data, equipment, etc.).

LPI Group CEO, Paudi Reidy, comments on the new certification;

“In the last year, LPI Group has substantially grown our footprint within the French market. Achieving the Qualifoudre certification enables us to offer extra assurance to our clients that our solutions are delivered to French standards and regulations. We are currently delivering major projects in Paris and Toulouse where the certification is a requirement, which enhances our positioning as leaders in lightning protection systems within this region”.

LPI Group look forward to developing business across France as we approach 2022 as Qualifoudre certified lightning protection specialists!

LPI Group Become UL Listed Lightning Protection Contractor

LPI Group Become UL Listed Lightning Protection Contractor

LPI Group Become UL Listed Lightning Protection Contractor

LPI Group, leading lightning protection system, earthing system and surge protection device specialists have recently been approved as a ‘UL Listed lightning protection contractor’.

Following a thorough evaluation by United Laboratories (UL), a global organisation that establishes industry-wide standards for new products, LPI Group will now offer UL Master Label® certificates to their clients upon completion of a lightning protection system installation.

The UL certification indicates that the system complies with both UL requirements and the local lightning protection code of compliance standards, which we take pride in. With the help of UL’s International Accreditation Service (IAS), LPI Group will be able to reassure clients all over the world that their building structure, equipment, and human life within the vicinity of their premises are safe from the damaging effects of lightning strikes by installing a secure UL-certified lightning protection system.

“Paudi Reidy, LPI Group CEO comments on the accomplishment saying, “We are very proud that LPI Group has achieved UL listing, allowing us to further build our reputation as the leading experts in lightning protection systems, earthing systems and surge protection devices internationally. The completion of the rigorous evaluation process was made possible by the dedication of our technical division, and I would like to thank UL for their engagement and support with our team throughout the process.”

“We are proud to support initiatives which enhance the quality of installed lightning protection systems around the globe through IAS accredited third party inspections says UL Field Business Engineer Christopher Carlson. We are excited to have LPI Group join the UL family of listed lightning protection contractors currently serving the regions of Sweden, Denmark, France, Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands, Finland, Ireland, UK, Spain, Italy, Belgium, and the United Arab Emirates. We look forward to working together towards a safer world.”

LPI Group is expanding its service offerings as UL-listed contractors, with several major international projects on the horizon for 2022.