Value Stream Machinery


Value Stream Machinery is based in Northern Ireland and has over 100 years of combined operations and engineering experience in the food and packaging industries. Our experience means that we understand the need for trusted, consistent and reliable support to deal with the daily and long-term challenges that businesses like yours face.

Because we have lived through these unique challenges ourselves, we understand the need for 24/7 breakdown assistance, support with machinery sourcing and specialist training for staff.  We also have vast experience with  larger projects involving automation, predictive monitoring and output optimisation.


Richard Stewart-Maunder

With close to 25 years experience in the food industry, Richard has worked on all levels in production and operational management. Having implemented recognised industry standards and systems for various multi million pound companies, whilst ensuring codes of practice were adhered to in line with performance indicators, before becoming a founding member of VSM.

Experienced in manufacturing, engineering and production with a thirst for continuous professional development and proven experience in leading a multi skilled and multi discipline team of engineers in a high speed food manufacturing/processing environment, known to have a natural flair for fault finding and problem solving.

Richard’s main focus is managing the relationships with key suppliers to ensure the needs of VSM’s diverse client base are catered for in conjunction with evaluating and improving on all aspects of the business within production, health and safety, quality and technical maintenance, warehousing and logistics.

A highly motivated and confident leader, who is at his best in high pressure and highly demanding environments.

Pearse Nelson

With over 20 years experience, Pearse’s background comes from a demonstrated history of working in the food production industry. A strong engineering professional skilled in project management, factory and process design, technology and construction, negotiation, construction engineering, analytical skills and budgeting.

An inspiring leader, committed to developing others, guiding and motivating towards achieving goals. Highly motivated with persistent drive to achieve results, Pearse delivers high standards and continuously improves processes by challenging the status quo and thinking creatively with a solutions focus.

Pearse co-directs VSM, focusing on providing a first class service to the food industry, utilising his vast experience within a wide range of food processes and markets.

With high mental toughness, Pearse performs well when exposed to stressors, pressure and challenges.

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VSM aim to be your trusted partner of choice, and first point of contact for all your engineering needs, supported through a commitment to excellence and customer centric values




Would you like to work in an environment, where contribution is noticed and appreciated, and career progression is supported?

We are a business who is invested in supporting our team to enhance their own skills through continuous development and training.

Current Vacancies

Electrical Engineer x 2

We are looking for two talented & experienced multi-skilled individuals, keen to enjoy the variance of work opportunities this role offers. General experience in food manufacturing / production processing will benefit the electrical maintenance aspect to the role.

You will have the opportunity to learn, develop and grow with the company, as well as being given the support to help you succeed.

To find out more, please download the job description.


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Customer Testimonials

"A great job by you and the team. From the organisation, planning, execution and overall project management it has been excellent from my point of view. I have no doubt in my mind that these upgrades will prevent issues."


"Just on to say a big thank you for your assistance on the production renovation project. The guys were as ever professional and delivered great results. Also, many thanks for sending extra staff on the last day of the project and thank the lads for me for staying on hours later than scheduled to make sure the project was completed for the production run the next morning."

Value Stream Machinery client Around Noon

"VSM have been providing support on both projects and daily maintenance to our site over the past 4 years. They have a wealth of experience and knowledge both mechanically and electrically and their attention to detail is second to none. They will take time to fully understand the scope of projects by tracing and walking pipework and electrical cables to source to ensure all aspects of the project are accurately scoped and quoted for respectively.  The completed work is conducted to a high standard. We have found VSM very easy to deal with and their attitude from senior management to the fitters is always very positive."

Value Stream Machinery client Glanbia Cheese

"We have been using the services of VSM for process calibrations, engineer shift cover and varying mechanical electrical and automation project improvements for the past two years. They have proved to be exceptionally resourceful at very short notice even through the current pandemic. They have completed works professionally and successfully to a high standard in our food factory environment."

For several years I have using VSM for electrical, mechanical and fabrication support on maintenance activities and for Capital projects.  VSM have continuously provided the business with the support, expertise and the reliability expected within the high pace, heavily audited food industry.  Their team of engineers are well skilled to adapt to the vast amount of technical equipment we have while adhering to our site food safety and health and safety policies.”

Engineering Manager FMCG Food Manufacturer

"There are a number of good engineering companies within the UK and Ireland, but there are few who offer the level of customer service and professionalism that VSM deliver in the works they have undertaken within the group.  As a multi-site operation, we have used VSM for capital installs, upgrades and modifications, to servicing of machinery, especially multihead weighers. At every stage, and in every site, their outputs have always exceeded expectations. The staff are polite, resourceful and highly dependable. They are a company that offers piece of mind, that can be set up on a project, and you know it will be delivered as agreed."

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Talk to us about your next project

Put us to the test, we are happy to discuss all types of projects. And don't forget, our experienced service engineers are on call 24 hours a day to support your business with any emergencies.


Let's Connect

Value Stream Machinery

Unit 6

18 West Bank Road



T: +44 (0) 28 9040 6548


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