A Co Armagh engineering firm has completed a £250,000 order with a firm in Africa.
OBE Waste & Agri Engineering in Donacloney sent 44 incinerators to Nigeria, to safely dispose of medical waste for a US Aid Programme, with the business generated through an agent in Great Britain. The firm has also sold two incinerators to Iraq, three to Kurdistan, and exported a range of other agricultural equipment to customers in Finland and Norway as a result of a marketing drive supported by Invest NI.
The firm has recruited four additional production operatives to cope with its increased business activity.
Invest NI offered OBE Waste & Agri Engineering £24,000 of support in 2011 towards an investment aimed at developing the company's export presence over the next three years.
The company is constantly expanding its product range in order to accommodate changing legislation and exports to customers in Poland, Iceland, Vietnam, Australia and Afghanistan.
Darryl Hylands, managing director at the firm, said the company is progressing well towards achieving a £1.5m export sales target for 2014.
"Enhancing our overall sales and marketing strategy has improved the profile of our company in key target markets," he said.