Welcome To JJ Loughran


One of the UK and Ireland’s largest and most diverse Electrical and Mechanical engineering companies

We offer a synergy of manufacturing, product supply, installation, maintenance and repair services, both in house and on site. Operating from our head office, warehouse and engineering facilities in Cookstown Northern Ireland, Key areas of expertise include Electric Motors, Mechanical Gearboxes, Pump Motors, Industrial Electrical Installation’s & Controls, Industrial ventilation, Electrical Design & Specification and Power Generation.



High Voltage Power Distribution

3.3kV, 6.6kV, 11kV, 20kV, 33kV Surveying & Design Discrimination Studies HV Switch Boards Installations Transformers 500KVA to 10,000KVA HV Cable Jointing Oil Testing &... Read More

Pyrolysis Oven

    We have recently upgraded our repair workshop burn-off oven to a new Rotary Engineering unit. Rotary Engineering is a market leader in Burn-Off ovens, with this unit designed... Read More

Vacuum Pressure Impregnation (VPI)

We have recently purchased and commissioned a bespoke Vacuum Pressure Impregnation (VPI) plant for our electric motor repair facility; the only one of its kind in Northern Ireland which can... Read More


  • Worldwide importer & exporter of Electric Motors, Gear Boxes, Soft Starts & Variable Speed Drives (VSD’s)
  • The leading importer & distributor in Ireland
  • In business for over 55 Years
  • Market leader in our field
  • Distributors for world leaders ABB, Danfoss, Motovario, Ziehl Abegg, Habasit Rossi, Oli & Rosta
  • Divisions in Control Panel & Switchboard Building, LV & HV Electrical Contracting


  • Electric Motors, Soft Starts & VSD’s to 450Kw
  • Gearboxes to 100mm bore & shaft size
  • Multiple motor frame mounting options & configurations
  • Voltages for worldwide regions including UK, Europe, US & Canada
  • Motors in speeds 2, 4, 6 & 8 Pole from stock
  • Inhouse design, specification & sizing
  • Inhouse assembly, modifications & custom painting


  • World class electric motor repair facility
  • 400V, 3.3kV, 6.6kV, 11kV motor repairs, run & test capability
  • Repairs & rewinds of Motors, Generators, Fans, Pumps & Gearboxes
  • Pyrolysis Cleaning & Burn Off
  • Vacuum Pressure Impregnation (VPI)
  • Dynamic Balancing
  • In house and on site electric motor repair services
  • Low Voltage (LV) Electrical Contracting
  • High Voltage (HV) Electrical Contracting & Switchgear Maintenance
  • Design & Build of Process Control Panels
  • Design & Build of Switchboards to 6300 Amp

Recent News


EU MEPS (European Minimum Energy Performance Standard) was introduced by EU Commission Regulation EC 640/2009. This Regulation changed the European motor market in 2011 by making IE2 the mandatory minimum efficiency class for new motors placed on the market. It was updated in 2014 by Commission Regulation EU 4/2014, which eliminated a number of loopholes in the original Regulation. These Regulations together set the minimum efficiency levels for electric motors introduced into the European... Read More

FACT: Industry globally consumes over 40% of the planet’s energy production.
FACT: 65% of all global industrial electricity is consumed by the electrical motors that drive plant and equipment
FACT: Energy bills alone count for between 12.2% and 20% of total enterprise operating costs and have risen by 27% in the last 6 months.*
*RWE Npower survey published in Utility Weekly 16 th March 2007
Energy Savings - Using High Efficiency Motors

The cost of buying an... Read More

Any advice given in this website is only general and every single application must be handled as a specific case. Any connections made to an electric motor should be carried out by qualified persons.

The three stator windings are connected in star (Y) or delta (∆).

The windings can also be connected in series or parallel, Y or YY for instance. If the rating plate on a squirrel cage motor indicates voltages or both the star and delta connection, it is possible to use the motor... Read More

Alternator - A synchronous rotating AC machine used to change mechanical power into electrical power (alternating current - AC).

A.C. - AC Alternating current (AC) is an electric current whose direction reverses cyclically, as opposed to direct current, whose direction remains constant. The usual waveform of an AC power circuit is a sine wave, as this results in the most efficient transmission of energy.

Ambient Temperature -... Read More

ABB - Authorised Value Provider

ABB offers a comprehensive range of reliable high efficiency motors and generators for all applications, as a motor service partner we have what it takes to help every industry and application reach new levels of efficiency and energy savings even under the most demanding... Read More

What are the components of an electric motor?

Electric Motor Components Understanding the components of a motor and how it works can show how energy wastage can occur within a business. The diagram (below) shows the various parts that make up an induction motor, from the conduit box, where the electrical input is applied (either directly from the mains/grid supply or from a VSD), to the output shaft. Simply put, as electrical power is applied, a rotating magnetic... Read More

JJ Loughran progressively build and retain, a long term client portfolio that is as diverse as the range of products and services in which we offer. Key industry sectors in which we have a proven track record include and are not limited to, Water & Sewage utilities, Quarrying, Manufacturing, Chemical, Agriculture, Food Processing, By-product rendering and Power generation. We have built our range of clients through our rapid response, minimal downtime and reputation for being reliable, energy efficient and providing economical products and services.

Our extensive product range expands over every area of electrical engineering from electric motors (cast, aluminium, vibrator, brake, marine, hazardous, drum), gearbox (worm gear, helical bevel, helical, variators, shaft mounted gear reducers), fans (ventilation, turbulators, plate fans, ducts, axial), inverters (variable speed drives), soft starts & custom built control panels, all of which can be modified to your specification.  

Due to our close relationship with our suppliers we can offer unbeatable prices from all of our product range. We stock ABB Electric Motors, Motovario Gearboxes, Ziehl Abegg Fans, Vacon Drives, Schneider Electric Switchgear and many more. Along with our fleet of vans, pickups and high volume of courier use we are able to keep delivery times and cost to a minimum. 

We also offer 24/7 emergency breakdown repair service throughout Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland, in all towns and cities from Belfast to Cork, Derry/Londonderry to Dublin. For any repairs or replacements in England, Wales or Scotland please contact our headquarters in Cookstown, Northern Ireland.