Complete Calibrations

Complete Calibrations Darren O Sullivan

Complete Calibrations has been calibrating and supplying temperature measuring equipment to the food industry, and test weights to the pharmaceutical industry, since 2006. In the last few years it has leveraged research and development activities to automate the calibration processes within the laboratory, and developed new intuitive products to expand sales globally.

Business Growth

The company’s growth led to a decision to move to specialised premises in 2014.

“Suitable premises were secured in Little Island and following over a year of upgrades to the premises the company relocated in 2016,” Darren added.

Over the next few years, with the help of LEO South Cork, the Cork man was able to design and build Robotic Mass Comparators (RMCs) to allow his laboratory to operate 24/7 before commencing global sales of the RMCs.

Due to the negative effects that Covid-19 had on sales the company pushed their offering further by bringing a copy of their mass calibration laboratory to market.

Named the Calibration POD, it is a fully functioning mass calibration laboratory which can be installed on customers sites around the world.

The temperature of the POD is controlled to 20+/-0.5 o C and humidity to 50%+/-5%.

It is equipped with robots to calibrate the weights and software to allow for ease of operation. 

The PODs can operate under Complete Calibrations accreditation to allow for a fast and easy start-up. It is aimed at businesses that wish to calibrate test weights anywhere in the world.

The standard POD has the potential to calibrate up to 50,000 weights annually.

LEO Support

Complete Calibrations have plans to substantially increase its workforce as sales increase.

“I have been working with LEO South Cork since I established my first company in 2006,” added Darren.

“The support they offer with regards to courses, mentoring, networking…. has helped me immensely to start trading on a global market.

“I would recommend that anyone starting or wanting to grow their business to contact LEO.” 

Meanwhile, after graduating from CIT with a degree in physics and instrumentation, Darren worked as an automation/calibration engineer for three years before setting up his own company.

“After a couple of years of trading I contacted LEO for financial and soft supports to help develop my first product, an industrial food thermometer,” he continued.

“This thermometer has been selling now for many years; the help LEO provided combined with the experience of developing a new product and bringing it to market has allowed me to keep growing my businesses and products”.

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