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Hanna Hats of Donegal

Company Details

  • Name:
    Hanna Hats of Donegal
  • Date(s):
    April 2018
  • Town:
    Milltown Donegal
  • County:
    Co. Donegal
  • Academic Partner:
    North West Regional College

Expertise

  • Manufacturing

About the Company

Hanna Hats is a family owned business located in Donegal town which creates bespoke stitched textile products. Hanna Hats produce a vast range of apparel and stitched accessories, such as hats, caps and scarves, all of which are manufactured in-house in Donegal Town adding to the authenticity of their traditional Irish products. The company currently distributes its products internationally from their premises and sell online via their website Hanna Hats would like to improve their efficiency and processes by incorporating CAD product design and design for manufacture, while investigating digital machines and technologies that they can incorporate within the business to allow them to increase their production and leave them in an ideal position to develop new products using these capabilities and equipment. Hanna’s have had significant interest from export markets, such as the American, Canadian and Asian markets. Strong potential enquiries have been received from buyers at New York Trade Shows and at Showcase Ireland but the company needs to improve operational efficiencies and incorporate digital technologies to increase their throughput and capitalise on the export market opportunities. The Fusion project will leave Hanna Hats in a stronger position to capitalise on any challenges/opportunities posed by Brexit