Foster announces 70 new jobs for Cookstown company

Sep 06, 2012

Picture by Harrison Photography

Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster is pictured with Brian Taylor and Noel McCracken, Joint Managing Directors, TES.

Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster today announced that TES NI Ltd in Cookstown is creating 70 new jobs, with support from Invest Northern Ireland.

TES specialises in the design, build and installation of water and waste-water treatment facilities, electrical control panels and switchgear equipment.

Since it was established in 1999 it has grown steadily and has successfully exploited business opportunities across the UK, Ireland and, more recently, in mainland Europe and the Middle East. It currently employs 75.

Announcing the expansion during a visit to the company Arlene Foster said: “TES has grown from small beginnings in the water treatment sector to a position where it is now acting as the lead contractor on major projects. Its success has been driven by a focus on exports and on product diversification, which has resulted in a substantial increase in sales.

“Invest Northern Ireland has offered support through its Jobs Fund to enable the company to recruit additional staff quickly and take the first steps towards achieving the targets set out in its ambitious growth plan, which aims to more than double turnover over the next three years.”

The new jobs will provide additional manufacturing and engineering support, and increase the technical capability of the company to drive its growth in export markets.

Brian Taylor, Managing Director of TES, said: “In recent years we have improved the range and quality of our products and services and as a result have enjoyed sustained growth. We have worked hard to build up relationships with large water companies and now see opportunities to convert these prospects into sales.

“The support from Invest NI is essential to allowing us to increase our capacity so that we can service new contracts as they come online.”

TES operates from its own 16,000 sq ft manufacturing facility at Kilcronagh Business Park, and a 8,500 sq ft storage and testing facility at Derryloran Industrial Estate, both in Cookstown.

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