In August 1972, when Al Lawless Snr went out on his own and started an injection moulding service, he could hardly have imagined that this small start would grow to employ over 100 people in a state-of-the-art factory, running 24 hours a day, supplying global businesses and local manufacturers.
Four decades later Al Lawless Jnr continues to drive the business forward, working with a tight-knit management team of industry experts.
While injection moulding continues to be the core service delivered by the business, the company offers a variety of related services including design, 2-shot moulding, component assembly, mould flow analysis and more.
The two specialist markets that the business is focused on include the Pharmaceutical sector and the Motor industry and APL has a long history of working with local and global players in these markets. It also manufactures a variety of containers and components for indiginous businesses.
The company is the largest employer in the local area and a Committee was formed to mark the occasion of the 40th anniversary in business. M.D. Al Lawless says “We were hugely touched by the enthusiasm the staff and local community have shown in marking this occasion – it’s a celebration of all the hard work that everyone has put into building this business and hopefully it will be as successful for at least another 40 years to come.”