About Us

NK Automation is a specialist division of NK Fencing Ltd, dedicated to the design, installation & maintenance of automated access control solutions.

Recent years have seen the rapid growth of automation within the access control arena.  This has in turn been supported by the standardisation of safety requirements through the European Machinery Directive.  NK has been at the forefront of gate automation development through membership of the European Perimeter Protection Agency and the UK’s Door & Hardware Federation Powered Gate Group.

The driving force behind NK Automation has been ‘Simple Safe Automation’.  Our range of products have been carefully chosen to ensure seemless integration with industry standard control and alarm interfaces.  This means that an NK Automation solution can be retrofitted to an exisiting security and control system.

Our product portfolio ranges from simple domestic automated gate solutions through to multi-site internet enabled access control systems interfaced with alarms and CCTV monitoring services.

All NK Automation access control systems comply with current legislation, are CE marked and safety tested post installation by our fully qualified installation engineers.

NK AUTOMATION – Access control made simple

Mission Statement

“We seek to be a world class company, dedicated to our status of trusted partner to our customers by serving their current and future aspirations, through innovation and environmentally kind methods, building long term commercial success through excellence in our people and processes.”

Meet the Team

Find out who's who here at NK Automation. Below are the profiles and contact details of our team.

Declan Moore (Sales Director)

Declan, having graduated with BSc Hons in Quantity Surveying from Jordanstown, joined the company as Trainee Estimator in 1995 and has been involved in fencing estimating and sales for approx 17 years. Working closely with a wide variety of customers, and in particular Architects and Specifiers, he consults to deliver quality cost efficient solutions. More recently he has become NK’s recognized product expert in the NK Sports range and NK Security fencing range.

Paul Davidson (Operations Director)

Paul has over 25 years experience in the construction environment in Ireland. After qualifying in Civil Engineering, Paul joined NK Fencing’s management program, progressing through all operations departments in the organization gaining an invaluable insight into fencing design, manufacture and installation. He is now the Managing Director of NK Fencing Ireland, along with holding contracts management responsibilities in the NI sector.

Sales Team

Andrew Wallace (Senior Technical Sales Manager)

Andrew joined the NK Group in August 1987 after graduating in Civil Engineering from the University Of Ulster at Jordanstown. He has worked for NK Fencing since 1989 and has spent 23 years in the estimating and sales environment and became Senior Estimator in 1994. He manages a busy estimating department based in our Carrickfergus branch having a total of five members of staff striving to provide on time, competitive quotations for the construction industry throughout Northern Ireland, Mainland UK and the Republic Of Ireland. Andrew is a product expert in automation and security fencing.

Kevin McGuinness (Technical Sales Executive)

Kevin, graduated with BSc Hons Dis Quantity Surveying, complete with a diploma in industrial studies from the University of Ulster, Jordanstown in 2011. Kevin joined NK Fencing direct from university and is involved in estimating enquiries and securing sales for NK Fencing across Northern Ireland / Scotland. Kevin also has five years previous experience in the sales environment.

Neil Stewart (Technical Sales Executive)

Neil joined the company in late 1996 as a trainee estimator, continuing over the years since to establish strong industry ties through a key customer base, forging more long term trade customers. In more recent years he has spent his time concentrating on co-ordinating the Estimating for our Dublin outlet and wider Irish marketplace. Now with over 15 years experience under his belt, Neil is NK’s expert in railing systems, automation and high security fencing.

Contracts Team

Ed McKendry (Contracts Manager)

Ed graduated at UUJ with a BSc Hons in Quantity Surveying and joined NK in 1995 as a trainee estimator. After developing a full understanding of the technical & design considerations involved in security fencing products, Ed transferred to our contracts department to oversee the installation phase of our more complex projects. Ed is currently the Contracts Manager for NK, working closely with clients and contractors to deliver installation projects on time & within budget. As NK’s expert in automation systems, Ed advises on site specific issues to ensure cost effective implementation & fully compliant automatic access control solutions.

Neil Johnston (Contracts Manager)

Neil has worked in the construction industry for the last 17 years as a Contracts Manager. He is a qualified Quantity Surveyor and has managed on a wide range of construction projects over the years. Neil looks after most projects in the southern area and is a dedicated account manager for public sector & local government contracts.

Stuart McLoughlin (Project Manager)

Stuart started with NK in 2000 as a member of our production metal fabrication apprenticeship. By 2004, he had completed his training & was leading the production team in our Dublin based factory. Stuart then drew on his previous construction experience and transferred his manufacturing skills to our contracts department. By 2008 he was appointed Project Manager for NK Dublin construction projects. Stuart is an expert in NK security products and works closely with architects, clients and local councils to specify and the provide a quality product and workmanship NK is renown for.

Teresa McAllister (Senior Contracts Administrator)

Teresa has been a member of NK Fencing team for 16 years working within the Sales Office. Well versed in NK systems, Teresa is involved in processing orders and ensuring internal manufacturing orders are expedited. Teresa is also our Customer Service representative, attending to customer telephone calls and ensuring enquiries are dealt with urgently.

NK Fencing is the leading perimeter and security fencing manufacturer in Ireland, specialising in automation and access control solutions.