Dungannon recycling company lands £1.6m deal in UAE
A Co Tyrone recycling company has won a £1.6m deal in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Environmental Marketing Solutions (EMS), which is based in Dungannon, clinched the valuable contract after taking part in an Invest NI trade mission to Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
It also received £70,340 from the economic development agency to support its product development.
The firm designs and manufactures machines for recycling and construction industries, including recycling equipment for waste management.
Managing director Harry McCourt said: "With an ambitious growth strategy, we looked for gaps in the marketplace.
"With the assistance of an Invest NI grant for research and development - allowing us to broaden our range of products - we were able to focus on creating solutions to address the needs of our customers."
Jeremy Fitch, Invest NI executive director of business solutions, added: "From starting out relatively small, EMS has grown into a company that now delivers full, large-scale and purpose-built recycling stations and equipment that successfully diverts millions of tonnes of waste from landfill every year.
"This new £1.6m deal in the UAE is confirmation that the company's strategy is really delivering results.
"EMS has already secured orders in export markets as far away as Nigeria and Kurdistan, as well as closer to home in Great Britain and Europe.
"This latest export success in the UAE could lead to further success across the Middle East as the UAE has become increasingly focused on managing waste and landfill sites."
Mr McCourt said financial support from Invest NI had allowed it to manufacture a compact density separator - a piece of equipment that helps businesses to reduce their waste disposal costs.
He added: "We are delighted with the developments we have made, and we will use this technological advancement to target growth in external markets.
"We've had great support from Invest NI towards new market entry, and I'm delighted this has resulted in this new order."