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Northern Ireland showcases world-class materials handling excellence at Hillhead 2016

Northern Ireland has its largest representation ever at Hillhead this year with nineteen companies exhibiting on the stand organised by Invest Northern Ireland (Invest NI) and a further twenty-three companies exhibiting independently.

This strong presence will again 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. These companies have been operating successfully in Northern Ireland for many years, supported by a comprehensive and competitive supply chain. Search the Northern Ireland Materials Handling Company Directory.

To find out more about Northern Ireland’s sector capability and how Northern Ireland can help your business, visit the Northern Ireland stand at Hillhead located at C18, C20-31, E4-10 and E19.

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