Our Story

A family-owned business, JFC Manufacturing Co. Ltd. was set up in 1987 in Tuam, Co. Galway to supply specialised plastic products to the agricultural industry. We have come a long way since the launch of our first product, the Multi-Bucket Calf Feeder on The Late Late Show in 1987. Today, JFC is an international business renowned for manufacturing innovative, high-quality plastic products.

 “We’re an international business renowned for manufacturing innovative, high-quality plastic products. Since our formation in 1987 our innovative agricultural products have assisted farmers in working more efficiently saving them time and money.”
– John Concannon CEO

The company’s solutions are used in a wide range of industries including Agri / Equine, Civils, Material Handling and Marine. The business has reached this leading position in the market by continually developing trend-setting products, which meet and exceed the ever-changing needs of its customers. With sales offices and manufacturing facilities in 4 countries (Ireland, the UK, the Netherlands, and Poland) JFC products are sold in over 30 international markets.

Approved to ISO 9001-2008 standards, JFC design products in-house, fabricates moulds and manufactures solutions with the most advanced machinery available in the rotational moulding industry today.

With over 30 years’ experience JFC draws on the broad range of expertise within the organisation to innovate and develop products for international markets. Investment in people, R&D, leading-edge technology and an unerring commitment to quality and customer satisfaction affirms JFC’s position as a market leader in the plastics industry. The business has reached such leading market positions by continually developing trend setting products which meet and exceed the ever-changing needs of its customers.

John Concannon

John Concannon is a native of county Galway and is one of Ireland’s leading entrepreneurs transforming JFC from humble beginnings in 1987 to the global plastics company it is today.

An early sign of his innovative streak was evident when he designed the Multi-Bucket Calf Feeder which was famously featured on Ireland’s highest rated television programme, The Late Late Show in 1987. John identified a niche in the market for a range of plastic agricultural products that could support farmers work more effectively.

While JFC began life developing products for the agricultural market it later progressed into manufacturing plastic products for a number of other sectors namely Civils, Equine, Marine and Material Handling.

More recently John Concannon has become known for his charity work. An appearance on RTE’s “The Secret Millionaire” has raised John’s profile as a philanthropist with the programme viewed by nearly 700,000 people. John’s generosity benefited “Pieta House” a centre for suicide prevention greatly in terms of both financial support and exposure.

A strong believer in companies having social responsibility John is still heavily involved with this charity which now has a newly established Pieta House facility located in Tuam serving the west of Ireland.

The story of how JFC has grown from humble beginnings to its present international status is a reflection of the hard work and determination of John, and the Team at JFC.

At JFC we are proud to employ over 200 of the industry’s most enthusiastic and dedicated individuals. We are all passionate about what we do, from our moulding technicians to the board of directors.

JFC Locations

JFC Headquarters
Tuam, Co. Galway, Ireland

The company also has sales and manufacturing facilities in Ireland, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Poland.

JFC products are sold in over 30 international markets.