Waringstown firm SlurryKat has announced expansion plans and the creation of 12 new jobs.
The company, which designs, manufacturers and exports agri-equipment for the management of farm slurry, plans to recruit additional management and production staff to drive growth in international markets.
Enterprise Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster said: “SlurryKat is an ambitious and export-led company with an impressive track record in developing and delivering highly innovative machinery.
“Their success is built on a strong market focus and flexible manufacturing systems which enable them to identify and respond quickly to opportunities for its innovative product range.
“I am pleased Invest Northern Ireland has been able to support these new jobs by the offer of £84,000 through their Jobs Fund.
“The 12 new roles, in areas such as manufacturing, production, customer service and quality control, will help to meet anticipated levels of business in the coming months. These new jobs will also generate £221,000 per year in additional salaries, which is positive news for the local Craigavon community and economy.”
Garth Cairns, SlurryKat chief executive, added: “Our objective in what is a very significant investment for the business is to accelerate our growth in key international markets including UK, the Republic of Ireland, other parts of Europe, the Nordics as well as Australia and New Zealand, two markets that are becoming increasingly important for us.”
Local MP David Simpson said: “I have seen at first hand the drive and determination they have for success. I want to congratulate Garth Cairns and everyone within the company who has worked together to ensure this expansion.”