Belfast Telegraph

Nigerian contract opens door to new jobs at concrete plant

By Heather McGarrigle

A Co Armagh concrete firm has won a £100,000 contract in Nigeria which it hopes will lead to six new jobs.

Concrete Batching Systems in Armagh makes concrete batching plants and mixing systems for markets including Great Britain, the Republic, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. It recently finished its Nigerian deal after making an investment to boost export sales.

Invest NI offered the company £22,000 to implement a range of market development activities and set up a manufacturing base near Newry, Co Down. The company made a total investment of £253,000.

Owner Kyle Ferris said: "We identified sales opportunities for small mobile batching plants across a number of countries and recognised that in order to fully exploit this potential we needed to boost our competitiveness.

"Invest NI's support with implementing our market development strategy has contributed towards our success in Nigeria. Over the last month we have built on this, securing two new batching plant contracts in Great Britain. This is welcome news and by exploring new markets we aim to further expand our export sales."