EXPANSION SET TO GROW EXPORTS

Sep 23, 2004

“By adding substantial value to its products and services, through the development of its production facility for modular buildings, the McAvoy Group of Dungannon is investing for growth in external markets,” Sir Reg Empey, MLA, Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Investment, said today.

The Minister was speaking at the official opening of the group’s new factory, extending its production facilities to 120,000 sq ft, a key event in the 30th anniversary celebrations to mark the formation of the business in 1972. The Minister was welcomed by Orla Corr, Managing Director of The McAvoy Group.

“By adding substantial value to its products and services, through the development of its production facility for modular buildings, the McAvoy Group of Dungannon is investing for growth in external markets,” Sir Reg Empey, MLA, Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Investment, said today.
The Minister was speaking at the official opening of the group’s new factory, extending its production facilities to 120,000 sq ft, a key event in the 30th anniversary celebrations to mark the formation of the business in 1972. The Minister was welcomed by Orla Corr, Managing Director of The McAvoy Group.

The Group designs and manufactures modular, timber-framed, steel-clad and steel-framed permanent and relocatable buildings.

Said Sir Reg: “This expansion is an integral part of a major restructuring of operations to improve competitiveness, particularly in external markets, through improved economies of scale and the development of an e-business strategy. It is also a response to an increase in demand for its products and overall expertise.

“The McAvoy Group is a locally-owned business that is soundly based on innovation, enterprise and excellent customer services. By investing in capability to accelerate growth this business is increasing the skills base of the area and contributing to the overall wealth of the local community. This approach is also in tune with Invest NI’s strategy of promoting capability building,” added Sir Reg.

Outlining the expansion, Orla Corr said: “The new factory represents a £1.5 million investment in our continued growth, an expansion designed to consolidate our position as one of the most advanced and progressive manufacturers of modular/custom-built timber-framed and steel-framed buildings in the British Isles.

“The new factory reflects our strategy of continuous investment in products, people and in their working environment. It is enabling us to provide products faster and at a consistently high quality level for customers now demanding fast-track construction,” she added.

Orla Corr said the group’s decision to focus on sales outside Northern Ireland, initially in the Republic of Ireland, had contributed to a 55 per cent growth in turnover over the past four years.

“Major export contracts had been secured from health and education bodies in the greater Dublin area and for an extension at the Canadian Embassy in Bucharest, Romania,” she added.

he Group designs and manufactures modular, timber-framed, steel-clad and steel-framed permanent and relocatable buildings.

Said Sir Reg: “This expansion is an integral part of a major restructuring of operations to improve competitiveness, particularly in external markets, through improved economies of scale and the development of an e-business strategy. It is also a response to an increase in demand for its products and overall expertise.

“The McAvoy Group is a locally-owned business that is soundly based on innovation, enterprise and excellent customer services. By investing in capability to accelerate growth this business is increasing the skills base of the area and contributing to the overall wealth of the local community. This approach is also in tune with Invest NI’s strategy of promoting capability building,” added Sir Reg.

Outlining the expansion, Orla Corr said: “The new factory represents a £1.5 million investment in our continued growth, an expansion designed to consolidate our position as one of the most advanced and progressive manufacturers of modular/custom-built timber-framed and steel-framed buildings in the British Isles.

“The new factory reflects our strategy of continuous investment in products, people and in their working environment. It is enabling us to provide products faster and at a consistently high quality level for customers now demanding fast-track construction,” she added.

Orla Corr said the group’s decision to focus on sales outside Northern Ireland, initially in the Republic of Ireland, had contributed to a 55 per cent growth in turnover over the past four years.

“Major export contracts had been secured from health and education bodies in the greater Dublin area and for an extension at the Canadian Embassy in Bucharest, Romania,” she added.


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