The PEM Technology Gateway is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Union through the 
ERDF Northern & Western Regional Programme 2021-2027

Northwest Aluminium (NWA) 

NWA sought expertise to further develop their dry ridge roofing system for a range of roof types including plain tile and slate mediums. This required a build -up of the fixing mechanism to be represented in a 3D format for ease of understanding to the end user. The existing drainage gasket was also optimised to present its functionality when fixed.


Company Overview

Northwest Aluminium Ltd are existing clients of Enterprise Ireland and have engaged in a number of initiatives including technical feasibility and business improvement schemes with EI in recent years. The company was founded in 1986 and has grown to become the number one manufacturer and supplier of dry roofing products in Ireland.

A past recipient of the Donegal County Enterprise Business of the year award (2008) and runner up in the national awards, they have established a considerable export market for specialist dry fix roofing systems. They are keen to continue R&D interaction with IT Sligo and are seeking to engage in an Innovation Partnership to develop a range of roofing products to satisfy market demands.



“From our perspective the outcome from working with PEM and Enterprise Ireland enabled us to develop prototypes for a new product concept that we wouldn’t have been able to produce in house. The prototypes that were developed have now gone into pre-production and will be launched within the next few months after testing. As a result of the innovation voucher, we have now decided to continue this collaboration with PEM and increase our investment in R&D by embarking on an ambitious Innovation strategy that will be implemented on a continuous basis into the future. Innovation is paramount to our companies future success.”​
Daniel Gallagher
Managing Director

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