Made in the UK
EDGE Innovate, a County Tyrone based heavy equipment manufacturer that serves the quarrying and recycling industries has been named as “Exporter of the year” at the recent Insider Media’s “Made in the UK” awards. EDGE Innovate made the shortlist of companies after picking up the “Made in NI” Exporter award at a ceremony held at the iconic Europa Hotel, Belfast on the 12th May 2017. The Exporter award is awarded to manufacturing companies based in United Kingdom that are deemed by the judges to be the best exporter, in terms of both international presence and percentage of total sales of products in the region. The judging panel were impressed with the scale of ambition that EDGE Innovate has shown in its exporting strategies and its ability to take its products into challenging markets through a network of global distributors. The judges described the company as agile with a clear vision, and said exporting was in its DNA.
Established in 2009, EDGE Innovate design, manufacture and export world leading; material handling and recycling equipment throughout the world. Operating from their 150,000ft², state of the art, manufacturing facility, EDGE Innovate have quickly gained a competitive foothold into the material handling and recycling sector by offering an extensive product range. With innovation being a core ethos of the business, EDGE Innovate are frequently bringing new products to the market to meet the ever-changing demands of their customer base. EDGE Innovate currently offer a total of 24 innovative products from their material handling and recycling ranges.
Exceptional growth in exports for EDGE has been facilitated mainly by the introduction of their diverse recycling range launched in 2014. Currently exporting to 49 countries throughout the world, EDGE Innovate have unlocked a number of new markets over the past 12 months. In addition to this success, an increase demand for EDGE products in already established markets such as Australia, USA and Europe and see export figures rising. Turnover figures for the family run engineering firm have increased by 57% over the past 12 months.
To meet these growing demands on the business, EDGE Innovate has launched an ambitious 2020 strategic business strategy. Plans are in place for the upgrading and expansion of their existing assembly production facilities along with a new Customer Welcome Centre to house their ever expanding sales, marketing and aftersales departments, new staff welfare facilities, a Research and Development unit along with a new Quality Control Centre at their Dungannon headquarters. The new, improved, larger manufacturing facilities and office space will enable EDGE Innovate to increase its production capacity and allow for the introduction of new production lines for the latest product innovations in an efficient manner. To support the rising demand for the EDGE brand of equipment and to minimise lead time; EDGE Innovate have expanded their workforce within their Dungannon headquarters by 15% with further plans for future expansion of their workforce in 2017.