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Dungannon manufacturer EvoQuip secures South Africa export deal

EvoQuip, has signed a significant distributor agreement with ELB Equipment Ltd (ELB) in South Africa. Pictured are: Martin Conway, international sales manager, Evoquip; Pierre Nel, director, ELB Equipment; Peter Blunden, CEO, ELB Equipment and Steve Harper, executive director of international business, Invest NI
Gareth McKeown

A CO Tyrone manufacturer has agreed a new deal to exports its products to South Africa.

Dungannon-based, EvoQuip, has signed a significant distributor agreement with ELB Equipment Ltd (ELB) in South Africa. The new contract will see EvoQuip supply its range of crushing and screening products to ELB in Johannesburg.

EvoQuip is part of the Terex Corporation, a global manufacturer of lifting and material processing products and services.

Evo Quip international sales manager, Martin Conway described the contract as a "momentous breakthrough" in the growth of the business.

“Our first shipment of crushing and screening products has now been delivered to ELB in Johannesburg. We hope to continue to build on our network of contacts in South Africa and secure further business in this market.”

Mr Conway also praised the support of Invest NI, with Evo Quip first making contact with ELB on an Invest NI trade mission to South Africa last year.

"They helped us to line up a series of meetings with the right people and supported us with visits to the market which helped to close this deal," he said.

Invest NI's executive director of international business, Steve Harper commended EvoQuip on the work carried out to secure the deal.

"With our support, the company made a number of further follow up visits to Johannesburg to discuss the terms of a distributor agreement. This commitment to repeat visits was key to converting an initial opportunity into a firm contract," he said.

“This deal represents months of hard work and is testament to the company's commitment and aspiration to flourish in this important market. EvoQuip has impressive export potential and I am sure this development will give the company the confidence and skills to further its reach in the South African market.”

ELB Equipment represents internationally-renowned manufacturers and the distributor offers a broad range of earthmoving, construction, mining and quarrying equipment to its customers.

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