You are invited to join us for celebrating the Galvanizing Industry’s second Open Day on October 20th. It is a perfect opportunity for you to see how the domestic galvanizing industry contributes to building Ireland. 

 Hot dip galvanizing is a highly controlled factory led process, and anything from small components up to large structural sections can be galvanized.

Whether it be for agriculture, street furniture, transport, utilities, construction, or the energy sectors – these are products for all spheres of life, even your garden gate.

20th of October, Galco will take a leading role in the second Industry Open Day, shining a light on the impressive alchemy that is hot dip galvanizing.

During the plant tours, we will be hosting free RIAI and Engineers Ireland approved CPD presentations tailored to engineers and architects. All attendees will receive their certificates.

Galvanizing Open Day 20.10.2022
galvanizing industry open day 2019 Ireland
galvanizing industry open day 2019 Ireland
galvanizing industry open day 2019 Ireland
galvanizing industry open day 2019 Ireland

During the event we will provide tours of our facilities and you will be able to:

  • See the galvanizing baths and watch how the steel is dipped into zinc in order to protect it from the elements to prolong its life
  • See our in-house paint facility at our Dublin plant, where we apply Galvacoat paint directly to freshly galvanized steel.
  • Meet our team members and ask any questions you have about galvanizing
  • Our technical teams will also be on hand to offer advice about designing steel for galvanizing.


  • Tea, coffee and snacks will be available throughout the day
  • Limited parking on site may be available
  • Personal protective equipment will be provided on the day

3 key benefits of the plant tour

The coordinated site visits are aimed at giving specifiers and fabricators a valuable opportunity to learn how to extend and improve their use of galvanizing.

  • Understand the hot dip galvanizing process

  • Make more informed corrosion protection decisions

  • Design better structures

What the Architects and Engineers say

It was very informative day. Thank you especially the staff at Galco Cork for a plant tour –  Nigel O’Sullivan, JCA Architects

Nigel O’Sullivan, JCA Architects

Please pass my thanks for a very informative presentation and tour to your colleagues and of course thank you for your organisation of the morning. I’ve been specifying galvanised steel for 30 year and hadn’t revisited the subject in such detail since my college days. I took away a lot!! – Valentine Ryan, Ryan Associates Consulting Engineers

Valentine Ryan, Ryan Associates Consulting Engineers

Thanks very much for allowing me to attend your site and to give me a good understanding of the process and the products you supply. I look forward to receiving the relevant PDF’s along with a certificate of attendance for the CPD. I found the whole process very informative – Declan Kehoe, KEHOE Architectural Design

Declan Kehoe, KEHOE Architectural Design

Book your plant tour today!

Galco Steel Galvanizing

Galco is Ireland’s largest hot dip galvanizer and has been proudly serving Irish industry for the last 50 years. We currently operate 5 plants in Dublin, Waterford, Cork, Galway and Derry. All steelwork is Hot Dip Galvanized in accordance with the standard I.S. EN ISO 1461:2009. We are also fully certified to operate to the ISO 9001:2008 quality management system.

With 50 years of experience we offer nationwide coverage, competitive prices and a whole package of additional services including, transport, technical support and also an in-house paint facility.