Antrim Manufacturer Secures Initial Orders

Jan 25, 2017

Aerotank in Randalstown has secured the first orders for its innovative sewage treatment system in Republic of Ireland and Isle of Man.

The export focused business manufactures large underground septic tanks and targets builders' merchants, architects and self-build customers throughout Ireland.

Over the past four years, Aerotank has successfully commercialised this product with support from Invest Northern Ireland. The company has also recruited seven additional staff in sales, technical, production and office management roles.

Technical support from Invest NI enabled the company to produce a prototype, undertake laboratory testing and secure CE Marking for the product.

"Invest NI support enabled us to develop a prototype and secure the patent..."

- James Mullan, Aerotank

Commenting on its success, business owner James Mullan said: “We recognised the market opportunity to develop a domestic wastewater treatment system that would produce effluent water at an efficiency rating which is not currently available in Northern Ireland.

“Invest NI support enabled us to develop a prototype and secure the patent and CE marking accreditations we needed to commercialise our innovative system.

“The orders secured in Republic of Ireland and Isle of Man to date is an encouraging and will help us leverage additional sales among our target customer base.”

"Aerotank is a small innovative manufacturing business which has taken full advantage of the technical expertise available at Invest NI..."

- Moira Loughran, Invest NI

Welcoming the company’s progress, Moira Loughran, Invest NI’s Eastern Regional Manager added: “Aerotank is a small innovative manufacturing business which has taken full advantage of the technical expertise available at Invest NI to bring its sewage treatment system to market.

“The company has created skilled employment opportunities in Randalstown and making a valuable contribution to Northern Ireland’s manufacturing industry.”

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