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Egg and poultry firm cracks new overseas market

A Co Down pig and poultry equipment business has secured new business in Scotland.

The success of the Kircubbin firm, which designs, manufactures and installs pig and poultry units, follows a significant investment to expand and develop their sales and marketing capabilities.

The new business was secured in Aberdeenshire, where James Killen Ltd has provided Scotland’s second largest egg packer, Farmlay Eggs, with a new 15,000ft wooden chicken shed.

Invest NI offered support towards the company’s development plans, which involved the appointment of a sales manager and a programme of marketing activity.

The marketing programme included the development of a new brand identity, brochure and website.

Kevin McCann, Invest NI’s director of transport, construction and tourism, said: “This is a significant investment by a highly skilled and specialist firm.

“Focused on driving sales in this new market, James Killen Ltd set a target to grow sales by £1m over the next two years and with significant orders secured across Scotland, England and Wales, the firm is progressing well towards this objective.”