M.T. Waste Management and Manufacturing Ltd have embarked upon an ambitious three year expansion programme with support from Invest Northern Ireland that is expected to more than double the company’s export sales to the Republic of Ireland and Great Britain.
The company, which designs and manufactures a range of standard and bespoke waste containers such as skips, roll-on roll-off containers, rear end loaders and bin attachments for forklifts and teleporters, plans to expand its current premises based in Cladybeg, Co. Armagh.
The new expansion will also enable the company to focus its R&D efforts on the creation of an innovative new roll-on, roll-off container and potentially create an additional 11 new jobs over the duration of the project.
The company will also improve its capability through implementing a planned marketing strategy and upgrading its IT systems.
Welcoming M.T. Waste Management’s expansion plans Mark Bleakney, Regional Manager of Invest NI’s southern regional office said:
“This is an exciting moment in the company’s development as it will allow M.T. Waste Management to meet the changing needs of the recycling and waste industries and stay one step ahead of its nearest competitors.”
“By investing in R&D and marketing activities the company is strengthening its ability to export and is also making a positive contribution to the local economy,” continued Mark.
Invest Northern Ireland has offered just under £90,000 worth of assistance made up of marketing, IT and revenue grants alongside specialist business consultancy support.
A family owned firm M.T. Waste Management was set up in 2003 and is run jointly by brothers Sean and Jim McArdle. Commenting on the company’s expansion plans Sean said:
“We feel that now is the right time to grow our business, develop more innovative products and target new markets outside of Northern Ireland.
“By enlarging the size of our existing premises and concentrating on a new marketing plan we aim to substantially increase our export sales over the next two years. This will help us to further develop our business and employ new staff from the surrounding area,” he continued.