27/01/2015

Heartsine Technologies Increase Sales In The Middle East

Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister, Arlene Foster, has welcomed HeartSine Technologies' continued success in the Middle East.

Arlene Foster said the local firm's increase in sales was a good example of what Northern Ireland companies can achieve in what is a growing export market.

Arlene Foster said: "HeartSine has increased sales of its innovative Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) by over 60% last year in the Middle East.

"This is a tremendous success story involving one of Northern Ireland's most innovative and globally-focused technology enterprises in life sciences.

"The Life and Health Sciences sector is a strategically important sector in Northern Ireland, which is why I will be supporting local companies at Arab Health, the regions' largest life and health sciences exhibition, during this week’s trade mission.

"As well as employing over 7,500 people, 90% of the sector's output is sold internationally, accounting for 12.5% of Northern Ireland's total exports."

(CD/JP)

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