Published Wednesday, 13 March 2013
Yardmaster's Keith Kyle, who has welcomed the new multi-million pound contract. (© Lorcan Doherty Photography)
Products manufactured at Yardmaster International, which is based in Draperstown, will be on sale at Argos and Homebase.
It is the latest expansion for the company, which has seen sales increase by a third in the last three years.
Yardmaster International employs 70 people and managing director Keith Kyle said they are delighted with the new contract.
"Currently, we have four shifts working at our highest ever level of output to meet demand for sales achieved through retail catalogues, DIY chains, and, increasingly, online.
"We already export to GB, France, Belgium and Germany and will be looking to expand into new sales territories in 2013," he added.
The company was founded in 1984 and previously won a Queen's Award for Export.
"Online has transformed how companies like ours do business," said Keith. "Today, we have to compete on a global stage and that means doing direct deals with, for example, world steel manufacturers, to secure steel to our high specification at the best prices.
"There is a constant requirement to remain competitive and cost effective, especially when it comes to doing business with major European retailers and selling directly on the internet, where the competitive environment changes daily. It keeps us on our toes!"