Foster drives export success

Dec 03, 2010

Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster today congratulated The Wright Group on its export success in Hong Kong.

The Minister was speaking during a visit to the Kowloon Motor Bus Company (KMB), which recently took delivery of a prototype two-axle vehicle from the Ballymena firm.

Arlene Foster said: “As one of Northern Ireland’s most innovative manufacturing firms, The Wright Group recognises the value to be gained by continued investment in product development."

The Wright Group recently secured orders for 290 completely built up tri-axle double decker buses from the Kowloon Motor Bus Company. A number of these vehicles have already been shipped and are in service in Hong Kong.

The Minister concluded: “Clearly, the Wright Group’s investments in innovation, supported by my Department through Invest Northern Ireland,are now bearing fruit and will continue to support the future growth of the company.”

Pictured in Hong Kong on board one of the Wright Group's tri-axle double deckers bought by the Kowloon Motor Bus Company (KMB) are, left to right, Edmond Ho, Managing Director, Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster, Evan Auyang, Deputy Managing Director KMB and Alastair Hamilton, Chief Executive, Invest NI.

Picturedin Hong Kong with of the Wright Group'stri-axle double deckers bought bythe Kowloon Motor Bus Company (KMB) are, left to right, James Louey, Commercial Director KMB; Edmond Ho, Managing Director, Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster, Evan Auyang, Deputy Managing Director KMB, Alastair Hamilton, Chief Executive, Invest NI, Jonathan Poynton, Business Development Director, Wright Group, and Iain Lindsay OBE, Deputy Director, Trade and Investment, British Consul General, Hong Kong.

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