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20 years for ICMS

Pontoon manufacturer and water access specialist Inland and Coastal Marina Systems (ICMS) has celebrated its 20th anniversary.

Formed out of Banagher Precast Concrete (BPC), an Irish precast concrete manufacturer that started producing concrete jetties in 1990, ICMS was set up by Oliver and Claire Shortall in 2002, while Oliver was still working for BPC.
“When I joined Banagher, it had just started developing floating jetties,” Shortall says. “I could see that there was a growing market for pontoons and jetties in Ireland, but Banagher was focused on other sectors so when the opportunity arose for me to buy the jetty side of the business, we started Inland and Coastal.”
With demand strong, and no other company manufacturing pontoons in Ireland, ICMS went from strength to strength. Based in County Offaly, the company opened offices in Lossiemouth, Scotland in 2015 and in Hamble, England in 2018.
Now employing over 50 people, ICMS designs, manufactures and installs pontoons and concrete breakwaters in marinas, yacht harbours and commercial ports worldwide, including Mexico, Australia and France.
“I’m delighted with how the business and our product portfolio have grown over the last 20 years,” Shortall says. “Building on the development of Glass Reinforced Concrete decking and the first concrete breakwaters at BPC in 1998, we developed continuous concrete pontoons in 2013 and started our heavy-duty pontoon range in 2014, in addition to our standard leisure marina pontoons.”
“Because we came out of Banagher Concrete, we’ve always taken the approach that every product we make should be built with robustness so it’ll last. And, today, that’s what people associate us with.”
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