Tyrone manufacturer secures orders worth £5 million with support from Invest NI

Oct 21, 2010

Copyright: John Harrison Photography

Pictured (L-R) is Bill Scott of Invest NI with Damian McCabe MD of Autogen Manufacturing

Autogen Manufacturing Ltd has secured orders in the Middle East worth £5 million following support from Invest Northern Ireland.

The Coalisland based company designs and manufactures a range of diesel powered generator systems for use in both the public and private sector. It targets niche markets with specialist solutions for specific customer requirements as well as offering a range of generators to the general public.

Invest NI offered over £28,000 towards Autogen’s investment worth over £95,000, aimed to regulate the quality of company products and processes, and increase sales in Middle East markets. Autogen has appointed a Quality Assurance Manager to implement process control standards across the organisation and strengthen the management team.

In addition, the company has focused heavily on market research and development visits to the Middle East to attract new business within the power generation rental market. The firm also exhibited at the Power Generation and Water Trade Show in Abu Dhabi which provided the opportunity to develop new contacts in the Middle East.

As a result of its investment and marketing activity, Autogen has secured three major orders to supply companies based in Dubai, Qatar and Sudan with bespoke generator systems.  

Bill Scott, Invest NI Director of Regional Economic Development, commented: “Autogen is an innovative and highly export focused company which has experienced considerable success to date across UK, Europe and African markets. These latest orders in the Middle East and Sudan are an excellent accomplishment and will help Autogen to develop new connections and secure future business opportunities in these markets.”

Damien McCabe of Autogen Manufacturing commented: “Assisted by Invest NI, we have been able to carry out extensive market research and capture all the relevant data to enable us to secure this new business. We are committed to driving export development and will continually improve our level of service and product quality to ensure we are best placed to exploit new market opportunities across the globe.”

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