Equipment manufacturer has the edge on the rest

A global leader in the design and distribution of equipment used in the quarrying, port handling and recycling industries bagged not one, but two top awards for Excellence in Exporting. Co Tyrone-based EDGE Innovate, a family-run business with 170 employees has boosted its turnover by 14% to £40m in the past year.

The Made in NI manufacturer awards and Belfast Telegraph business awards celebrate the dynamism, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit of the local business community in Northern Ireland.

Both Judging panels were impressed with the work EDGE Innovate has done with its network of more than 70 overseas dealers and partners to alleviate barriers to market such as cost increases, component supply issues and it’s continually engagement in product innovation.

Eddie Cuskeran, Director of Operations, said: “Our success has to be credited to our dynamic, loyal team. They have worked tirelessly, continually improving our process and ensuring a smooth transition through all departments.

“This hard work has helped develop an even better product with reduced lead times which inevitably improved our exports.”

EDGE Innovate exports 99% of its equipment having supplied up to 100 countries across the globe, with a strong presence in North America, Australia, Canada, France and Italy.

In 2022, the company was presented with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise recognising its excellence in International Trade for a second time, as one of only seven companies to achieve two awards.

The business also entered the Belfast Telegraph Top 100 Companies for the first time in 2023.

EDGE Innovate has experienced exceptional growth since 2009 facilitated mainly by the introduction of a diverse range of products. Its research and development engineers work closely with partners and customers to develop innovative new solutions for the market with, for example, two new products launched at COMPOST 2022 in Austin, Texas generated around £3.1m in sales last year.

To meet these growing demands on the business, EDGE Innovate have recently opened a new 40,00ft² facility with further expansion plans already in construction. The company says a new 36,150ft² factory will house a state of the art fabrication and final assembly lines resulting in the creation of 20 new jobs.

This investment will ensure EDGE Innovate are in the position to capitalise on growing demand with the additional space, equipment and people needed to achieve their export targets.

EDGE will now represent Northern Ireland at the Made in the UK Awards finals, taking place in Liverpool on June 29th.

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