A mushroom sector agri-tech firm from Co. Armagh has won a £4m contract for its machinery to be used to help a Canadian company improve its mushroom harvest.
Axis Technology in Craigavon used support from economic development agency Invest NI to improve its equipment for mushroom harvesting. Its machinery makes mushroom harvesting and packing more efficient and enables harvesters to operate at four-times their usual level.
Northern Irelandís Economy Minister Diane Dodds congratulated the company for winning the lucrative deal with Highline Mushrooms, based in Ontario.
She said: ďAxis Technology is a great example of a Northern Ireland company which has put innovation at the forefront of its growth strategy. Seeing a gap in the market, it has used Invest NIís R&D support to strengthen its competitive position and grow sales in export markets.Ē
Itís great to see a local company excelling on the world stage.