Belfast Telegraph

Our high flying companies celebrate success

Homegrown businesses in Northern Ireland are reaping the rewards of involvement in the lucrative global aviation industry.

On day one of the international showcase of Farnborough Air Show, two firms - Moyola Precision Engineering and Denroy Plastics - were toasted by First Minister Peter Robinson for their starring performances in the supply chain.

Both firms are part of an Invest Northern Ireland stand at the event, attended by thousands of industry experts and potential buyers from around the world.

Moyola has become the first Northern Ireland company to be awarded the Supply Chains for the 21st Century (SC21) silver award, part of a business excellence programme organised by ADS, the body for aerospace, defence and security firms in the United Kingdom.

In achieving the silver award, Moyola achieved a delivery success rate between 95% and 99% and quality between 99.5% and 99.9%.

Moyola Precision Engineering is one of the leading companies in the aerospace industry here and is involved in the production of parts, tools and fixtures and successfully exports to markets including the Republic of Ireland, China, Japan, Singapore, Mexico and the USA.

Meanwhile, Bangor-based Denroy Plastics is celebrating after securing European funding for an important research and development project.

The project will see Denroy take up a leading position in a consortium comprising industry market leaders, AIRBUS and 5M, and scientific and technological research organisations, MatRI in the UK and ITA in Spain.