A CO ARMAGH concrete company has won contracts in the UK and Ireland worth almost £1.9m.
Bullivant Taranto, which employs 60 people, has also completed a five-year investment programme in its main business based in Tandragee.
The new business includes contracts for pre-cast concrete product supply for a large Tesco store in Dudley, England, two food warehouses in Montrose, Scotland and major underpinning work for a project in Co Waterford.
The company has also completed extensive piling work at two new ASDA stores in Northern Ireland in Antrim and Larne.
As part of Bullivant Taranto’s investment programme it completed a refurbishment and extension of the company’s pre-cast concrete manufacturing facility.
Simon Bullivant, managing director of Bullivant Taranto, said that the new business will help protect jobs in Northern Ireland.
“We pride ourselves in supplying customers with innovative high-quality products and effective solutions,” he said.
“As a locally based company it is essential that our products are easily accessible to local and national businesses, so improving not only our manufacturing and warehousing but also our brand and the way we present ourselves to our customers, is an important progression for the company.
“The new business wins are not only great news for the company but are also important in protecting jobs in the local manufacturing industry at a very difficult economic time for the sector.
“We have used the economic downturn to re-brand, re-educate and re-|position our business for the future in preparation for when the industry begins to experience an upturn.”