Dungannon based EMS Environmental Marketing Solutions Ltd has secured a £1.6m deal in the UAE following investment in product development and a sales focus on new international markets.
The local recycling company used an Invest Northern Ireland Grant for R&D to develop an innovative extended product range and took part in an Invest NI trade mission to Saudi Arabia and the UAE to identify new customers.
The company designs and manufactures machines suitable for the recycling and construction industries including large-scale recycling plant equipment for waste management.
Acknowledging the company’s success Jeremy Fitch, Invest NI’s Executive Director of Business Solutions said: “EMS Ltd has developed a strategic approach to business growth, investing in innovation and development to develop new products that will generate new business.
“From starting out relatively small, EMS Ltd has grown into a company which now delivers full, large-scale, and purpose-built recycling stations and equipment that successfully diverts millions of tons of waste from landfill every year.
“This new £1.6m deal in the UAE is confirmation that the company’s strategy is delivering results. EMS Ltd has already secured orders in export markets as far away as Nigeria and Kurdistan, as well as closer to home in GB and Europe. This latest export success in the UAE could lead to further success across the Middle East, as the UAE have become increasingly focused on managing waste and landfill sites.”
Harry McCourt, Managing Director of EMS Environmental Marketing Solutions Ltd said: “Due to an ambitious growth strategy, we looked for gaps in the market place. With the assistance of an Invest NI grant for R&D allowing us to broaden our range of products, we were able to focus on creating solutions to address the needs of our customers.
“Invest NI’s support for R&D has allowed us to design, develop and manufacture a compact density separator which will enable our customers to create greater efficiencies, reduce waste disposal costs and boost green credentials.
“We are delighted with the developments we have made and will use this technological advancement to target growth in external markets. We’ve had great support from Invest NI towards new market entry and I’m delighted this has resulted in this new customer order in the UAE.” said Mr McCourt.
Invest NI has offered R&D assistance of £70,340 towards the development of the extended product range. Invest NI’s R&D support is part funded by ERDF under the EU Investment for Growth and Jobs Programme 2014-2020. EMS Ltd has also availed of Invest NI support for trade missions and in-market advice.