13/04/2015

Ernco Group Announce Expansion Plans

County Fermanagh firm Ernco Group (Erne Management) is to invest £250,000 in its business over the next three years.

It also plans to create three new jobs as part of a strategy to increase sales of its traffic management products in the Republic of Ireland.

Invest Northern Ireland has offered firm an employment grant of £23,000 towards the recruitment of technical and production personnel, and support with its market development activities.

Seamus Owens, Director of Ernco Group said: "The business has evolved in the past six years and so our new brand name Ernco Group reflects our now more diverse business activities, with sub-brands Ernco-Traffic, Ernco-Signage, and Ernco-Safety.
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"We diversified into the traffic management products market in 2009 and have seen sales in this sector increase sharply during the past two years due to significant investment in the services infrastructure in the Republic of Ireland.

"Water infrastructure projects alone in Rol are projected to have an annual spend of €500m per year for the next 20 years so our investment is designed to ensure we have the product, workforce and skills to capitalise on this opportunity.

"Invest NI's support will enable us to recruit the three additional workers we need at a rate to accept orders for our new product range. In the longer term, our enhanced workforce will also afford us greater opportunity to focus on developing the product range and business further."

(CD/MH)

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