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Dungannon manufacturer Edge Innovate strikes £2m deal

BY CLARE WEIR

A Dungannon manufacturing company has secured a £2m deal at a trade show in South Africa.

Edge Innovate specialises in the design and manufacture of mobile machinery such as stackers, conveyors, stockpilers, shredders and trommels for recycling a wide range of materials.

The company, based at Farlough Road Industrial Estate, currently employs 70 people in engineering design, manufacture and technical support and already exports to the US, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Currently exhibiting at the Bauma Africa exhibition in Johannesburg as part of an Invest Northern Ireland trade mission, the firm has secured orders for projects in South Africa and is also looking at other markets across the continent.

Darragh Cullen, Edge Innovate managing director said that South Africa will be another extremely significant market for our leading-edge equipment and over expertise in materials handling.

"It has already produced orders for our machinery for projects in South Africa and will lead to business worth over £2m this year," he said.

"Our distributor also has a network of contacts that will enable us to access worthwhile business in markets across the continent which is becoming increasingly important because of extensive investments in development work being undertaken and planned by governments there."

Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster, who is leading the trade mission, said that the deal would help the company gain a very strong foothold in South Africa and also in other fast-developing markets in sub-Saharan Africa.

"South Africa is seen by the Northern Ireland Executive and Invest NI as a market offering substantial business potential for the broadest range of local companies, especially those engaged in the manufacture of machinery for industries such as materials handling for quarrying, construction, infrastructure projects and recycling," she said.

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