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Flooring system company finds a profitable way of going Dutch

By Clare Weir

Published 18/01/2011

A Northern Ireland firm has secured its first business in the Netherlands for a new flooring system.

Unicorn Mouldings, which has manufacturing plants in Lisburn and Markethill and employs 130 people, took part in an Invest NI export development project in the country in December and has just shipped its first consignment of an interlocking flooring system to a distributor there.

The company already operates in Surrey and has an office in Hong Kong.

Natasha Mitchell, Unicorn export sales manager, said support for market research was immensely important.

“The research indicated that our flooring product was much more advanced than those already on the market,” she said.

“Most of the potential representatives identified for us by Invest NI were keen to do business with us because they recognised the immense potential of our unique flooring system.

“We see significant scope for growth in the Netherlands and neighbouring markets.”

Dr Vicky Kell of Invest NI said that the firm has moved to exploit a substantial opportunity.

Belfast Telegraph

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