Aug 23, 2011 – Armagh Firm Secures £100,000 Concrete contract in Nigeria
An Armagh-based company Concrete Batching Systems Ltd has secured a £100,000 contract in Nigeria with support from Invest Northern Ireland.
The Company, which makes concrete batching plants and mixing systems for markets including Great Britain, Europe, Africa, Republic of Ireland, and the Middle East; recently finished its Nigerian deal after making an investment to boost export sales.
It plans to create six new job opportunities in the West-African nation over the next three years. These positions will include manufacturing, technical, sales and administration jobs, four of which are already in place.
Invest NI offered Concrete Batching Systems Ltd over £22,000 to help the company implement a wide range of market development activities and establish a manufacturing base near Newry, Co. Down.
Mark Bleakney, Manager of Invest NI’s Southern Regional Office in Newry, commenting on the contract, recommended it as a positive move by the recently established company.
“Concrete batching is a niche area within the construction sector with substantial growth opportunities outside Northern Ireland.”
“This significant investment will help Concrete Batching Systems Ltd to enhance its marketing capabilities and enable the company to compete more effectively for new business,” Mark said.
Owner of Concrete Batching Systems Ltd, Kyle Ferris, said: “We identified sales opportunities for small mobile batching plants across a number of countries and recognised that in order to fully exploit this potential we needed to boost our competitiveness.”
“Invest NI’s support with implementing our market development strategy has contributed towards our success in Nigeria. Over the last month we have built on this, securing two new batching plant contracts in Great Britain. This is welcome news and by exploring new markets we aim to further expand our export sales,” he added.(Daily times)