Armagh based company Concrete Batching Systems Ltd has secured a £100,000 contract in Nigeria with support from Invest Northern Ireland.
Concrete Batching Systems Ltd, established in 2010, specialises in the design, manufacture and installation of turnkey concrete batching plants and mixing systems for markets including Great Britain, the Republic of Ireland, mainland Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
The company recently completed the Nigerian business deal, which it secured following an investment by the firm to grow its export sales. Invest NI offered Concrete Batching Systems Ltd over £22,000 to help the company implement a wide range of market development activities and establish a manufacturing base near Newry, Co. Down.
Concrete Batching Systems Ltd plans to create six new posts in a variety of roles over the next three years. These positions will include manufacturing, technical, sales and administration jobs, four of which are already in place.
Mark Bleakney, Manager of Invest NI’s Southern Regional Office in Newry, said: “Securing such a valuable export contract is positive news for this recently established company. Concrete batching is a niche area within the construction sector with substantial growth opportunities outside Northern Ireland.
“This significant investment will help Concrete Batching Systems Ltd to enhance its marketing capabilities and enable the company to compete more effectively for new business.”
Kyle Ferris, owner of Concrete Batching Systems Ltd, said: “We identified sales opportunities for small mobile batching plants across a number of countries and recognised that in order to fully exploit this potential we needed to boost our competitiveness.
“Invest NI’s support with implementing our market development strategy has contributed towards our success in Nigeria. Over the last month we have built on this achievement, securing two new batching plant contracts in Great Britain. This is welcome news, and by exploring new markets we aim to further expand our export sales in the future.”