Toomebridge firm’s £1.25m Saudi contract creates 40 jobs

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A Toomebridge based manufacturing company have announced the creation of 40 new jobs after they secured a lucrative contract.

SDC Trailers received business to the tune of £1.25 million from Saudi company the Rezayat Group.

The jobs will be spread across the engineering, operative and management departments.

The contract, for 60 new platform trailers will be manufactured and exported to Saudi Arabia by the end of this year. The company, which employs more than 500 people across three sites has seen a period of rapid growth in the past 18 months, and anticipates a number of larger contract announcements in the coming months.

Chief executive Mark Cuskeran said: “These are exciting times at SDC, where we are seeing the return on all of our hard work over the past few years. By making our manufacturing practises more efficient, and lowering our costs across our three plants, we have massively boosted our competitiveness, and we are seeing the benefits of that now.

“This large export contract is our first in the Middle East, and we anticipate more export driven business growth in the coming year. We’re delighted to announce further job creation to boost the local economy, and we expect to be making more similar contract announcements in the coming months.”

The Rezayat group is a group of companies which are headquartered in Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia. The family owned Group is active in the industries of oil & gas, water, power generation, engineering and transportation, with over 16,000 employees and operations in 13 countries.

Established in Toomebridge, Northern Ireland in 1978, SDC has grown into one of the leading trailer manufacturers in Europe.

SDC now manufacture the widest selection of trailers available, designed to meet the needs of our customers.