Cookstown company creates 70 jobs

Published Thursday, 06 September 2012
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A water and waste-treatment company based in Cookstown is creating 70 new jobs as part of an £2m business expansion.

Cookstown company creates 70 jobs
Arlene Foster is with Brian Taylor and Noel McCracken, TES Managing Directors. (© DETI)

TES NI Ltd specialises in the design, build and installation of water and waste-water treatment facilities, electrical control panels and switchgear equipment.

Since it was established in 1999 it has grown steadily and has successfully exploited business opportunities across the UK, Ireland and, more recently, in mainland Europe and the Middle East.

It currently employs 75 and is set to employ a further 70.

Invest NI is supporting the expansion to the sum of £420,000 under its Jobs Fund towards TES NI's overall investment of £2.3 million.

Investment Minister Arlene Foster said: "TES has grown from small beginnings in the water treatment sector to a position where it is now acting as the lead contractor on major projects. Its success has been driven by a focus on exports and on product diversification, which has resulted in a substantial increase in sales.

"Invest Northern Ireland has offered support through its Jobs Fund to enable the company to recruit additional staff quickly and take the first steps towards achieving the targets set out in its ambitious growth plan, which aims to more than double turnover over the next three years."

The new jobs will provide additional manufacturing and engineering support, and increase the technical capability of the company to drive its growth in export markets.

Brian Taylor, Managing Director of TES, said: "In recent years we have improved the range and quality of our products and services and as a result have enjoyed sustained growth. We have worked hard to build up relationships with large water companies and now see opportunities to convert these prospects into sales.

"The support from Invest NI is essential to allowing us to increase our capacity so that we can service new contracts as they come online."

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