Northern Ireland showcases materials handling at Hillhead 2016
Northern Ireland has its largest representation ever at the Hillhead exhibition this year with 19 companies exhibiting on the stand organised by Invest Northern Ireland (Invest NI) and a further 23 companies exhibiting independently.
It is claimed that the strong presence will reinforce Northern Ireland’s position as a global centre of excellence for the design and manufacture of materials handling equipment.
The region has one of the world's most successful clusters of engineering companies developing innovative solutions.
Machinery manufactured in Northern Ireland is sold to customers in over 100 countries with applications as diverse as iron ore mining in India; road construction in Peru; diamond exploration in South Africa, and sand washing in the Arabian Gulf.
The sector employs more than 4,000 people in over 100 companies, many of which have been operating successfully in Northern Ireland for many years, supported by a comprehensive and competitive supply chain.