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EDGE Innovate continue to expand and develop their manufacturing facility
HUB-4 went along to meet the EDGE Innovate team and take a tour of their manufacturing facility located on Farlough Road, Dungannon.
Located on a 15-acre site the company was established in 2008 and has experienced year on year growth. Currently EDGE Innovate are probably the largest family-owned manufacturing company in NI with a turnover in access to £20 million.
Since our last visit two years ago EDGE Innovate have continued to expand their machine portfolio at a phenomenal rate thanks to an aggressive product development programme which has led EDGE to offering one the largest products lines within the industry. EDGE Innovate believe no other UK manufacturing company can match their product offering which includes everything from material handling and tracked conveyors to slow-speed shredders. It’s this aggressive on- going product development that has retained their position at the forefront of the market.
With the ethos on in-house design the company are well equipped to design a solution based on customer requirements and provide them with a final bespoke product for their application.
Everything can be manufactured and built from scratch, from design, right through production and testing with a technical team of engineers ready to install and commission the machines as well as support the global distributor network.
Increased workforce:
To match this growth the workforce has increased by 33% in the last 12 months and today the company has a five-year plan which will see an 20% increase in turnover by 2023 with in excess of 200 personnel being employed on-site.
We talked with Adrian Donnelly-Marketing Manager, who outlined the plan and forthcoming expansion. “We have planned major changes to the site which have started with a new car park which will see the main entrance move further up Farlough Road. These changes also involve a new office block which will contain a ‘Welcome Centre’ and a new training facility.
“In our search for new markets we have appointed new territory distributor managers in Latin America, Scandinavia and the Middle East. We recently sold a trommel and a wheeled shredder to a city council in Rio de Janerio, Brazil which will serve as great reference point in that region.
“We are well established in the USA now and have a very good order book. When it comes to new markets to facilitate growth, it’s not always about looking at new geographical regions it can also be about identifying new industry. We started in the mines and quarries sector and then moved into recycling, wood waste, MSW skip waste etc. From that we are now experiencing tremendous growth in the organic recycling market with compost and mulch producers finding our product line the perfect fit for their needs. We are only one product away from covering all applications in this sector so hopefully we should have that tied up by next year.
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