New construction machine developed after £60,000 research support
A Co Armagh construction machinery manufacturer is refusing to be crushed by the recession.
Herbst Machinery in Omagh has launched its latest product, a track crusher machine, developed with nearly £60,000 of support from Invest NI, including funding from the European Regional |Development Fund.
The machine is unique in the UK and Irish markets and has been developed for smaller |quarries, recyclers and contractors to handle hard abrasive stone, demolition waste, limestone and aggregates.
The company’s Compac 8140 screening machine achieved |success following research and development support.
Noel Good, Herbst’s managing director, said the latest machine was designed to “complement” the screener.
He said: “Our strategy for growth is focused on listening to our customers, developing more new products and exploring sales potential in new markets. Most |recently we have also put our Compac 8140 Screener on tracks.”
Carol Keery, Invest NI’s director of innovation, research and technology, said: “The company has invested in strengthening its technical capability and has |identified a target market that |offers potential worldwide sales.”
Herbst Machinery Ltd, which employs 22, was set up in 1983.
Its products are sold in the UK, Republic of Ireland, Europe, |Canada, New Zealand and |Australia.