Tyrone Based Saturn Electrical Distribution Sparks Speedy Growth in Exports

Jun 01, 2015
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Pictured (left) is Patricia Devine, Invest NI, with Mark O'Connor, Saturn LED.

Co. Tyrone firm Saturn Electrical Distribution Ltd is experiencing rapid sales growth, particularly in export markets, following advice and support from Invest Northern Ireland.

Trading as Saturn LED, this Dungannon-based business has recently recruited four new staff and experienced a successful first year in trading. The firm manufactures and sells an extensive range of bespoke LED Lighting designs from its Dungannon facility.

Invest NI offered Saturn Electrical Distribution £28,000 to support its business development activities and the recruitment of four new employees including a new business development manager.

Speaking about his experiences, owner and Director of Saturn LED, Mark O’Connor, said: “The assistance offered by Invest NI has been a vital building block in the business’ development and I’m delighted with how far we’ve come since I completed my business plan through its Regional Start Initiative less than two years ago.

“Our current focus is to drive awareness of our products among prospective customers and explore new opportunities for energy efficient lighting products across Great Britain and Europe.

“An export start grant from Invest NI has enabled us to recruit a Business Development Manager and three additional staff in sales and operative roles which will be valuable to driving future growth. We are also undertaking market visits and attending trade shows in Great Britain, Poland and Germany in the coming months with the aim of identifying new trends, manufacturers and increasing our market presence.”

Patricia Devine, Invest NI’s Western Regional Manager, said: “This young business is working hard to establish itself in the marketplace and obtain customers outside Northern Ireland.

“As well support with its export development, Saturn has benefited from a range of advice and guidance on areas including the recruitment and selection of new employees and branding of potential new products. Mark also gained a database of potential Republic of Ireland and UK customers through our Business Information Centre and received a full technical assessment of the business from an Invest NI Technical Advisor.

“The company’s drive and encouraging sales performance puts Saturn Electrical Distribution in a strong position for future growth.”

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