Co. Antrim software business on track for export success

Electric Machine Services Ltd (EMS) is on target to achieve £190,000 worth of new export business with support from Invest Northern Ireland.

The software company, based in Doagh, specialises in automated processing systems for sectors including agriculture, construction and materials handling and recently invested over £213,000 to boost sales across the USA and Europe.

Invest NI offered Electric Machine Services £32,000 of support, part funded by the European Regional Development Fund, towards its export development activities. As part of its overall investment, the company has recruited a new Marketing Manager, two additional Automation Engineers and implemented a proactive marketing campaign to enhance its ability to compete for new business.

Gren Armstrong, Manager of Invest NI’s North Eastern Regional Office, said: “William McKeen, owner of Electric Machine Services is a very capable engineer who has developed a business with considerable potential for growth across international markets. Boosting its resources and marketing capabilities is helping to drive the company’s export presence and sales across Europe and the USA.”

William McKeen said: “With Invest NI’s support, we are progressing well towards achieving our sales target and are beginning to experience the benefits our investment. I hope the sales that we have secured to date will help to further grow the business outside Northern Ireland. Developing our management team and implementing focused marketing activity has given me greater opportunity to progress our longer term strategic plans to further expand the business into new global markets.”