Foster congratulates Fivemiletown on export success

Feb 01, 2012

Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster has welcomed today’s announcement that Fivemiletown Creamery in Co Tyrone, has won a contract with Hong Kong-based Dairy Farm International to supply cheese into one of Asia's biggest markets.

Dairy Farm International has supermarkets in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia.

Congratulating the company, the Minister said: “Securing this contract is a significant milestone for Fivemiletown Creamery and reflects its focus on increasing export sales. It is an excellent example of a well established, forward looking company that has recognised the need to continue to add value to its services in order to remain competitive.

“Fivemiletown Creamery sells 90% of its soft cheeses outside Northern Ireland and this contract shows the importance of local companies seizing the opportunities which are available in new and developing markets.”

The Minister added: “A key thrust of Invest Northern Ireland’s recently launched Boosting Business campaign is enhanced support for local companies, both large and small, to develop opportunities in key export markets.

“I want to see more local businesses, especially small and medium sized enterprises, using the support available in order to achieve growth. By following the example shown by Fivemiletown Creamery in its commitment to innovation, product development and focus on exports, companies can continue to grow and succeed despite the current economic difficulties.”

Share this Article

Sign up for News

 Enter Code

Latest Features

Transform your Business - Conference
John McClune, Lean Process Manager
Apr 19, 2018
New Middle East exports open up to Northern Ireland businesses
Noel Johnston, Regional Manager for Qatar, Iran and Kuwait
Apr 17, 2018
Access Invest NI’s Business Information Centre in the North West
Des Gartland, North West Regional Manager
Mar 26, 2018
Relationships, reputation and robust processes – why doing business in Africa is unique
Natasha Siniscalchi-Dönmez, Regional Manager Sub-Saharan Africa
Mar 23, 2018
GDPR video workshop - how to be compliant and keep your data safe
Danny Smyth, Information Governance & Data Protection Manager
Mar 16, 2018
Unpicking the EU negotiations
David Roberts, Invest NI Economist
Mar 15, 2018