First Minister Arlene Foster and Madam Wang Shuying, Chinese Consul General in Belfast have visited Fermanagh based glass manufacturer, Encirc in Derrylin.
Encirc manufactures glass containers for food and beverage industries worldwide and is the only company to offer complete supply-chain solutions. The firm can also fill, store and distribute the product.
During the visit the Mrs Foster and Madam Wang discussed potential opportunities within the Chinese market and heard the company’s plans for sustainability focused investments over the coming years.
Speaking later Mrs Foster said: “This impressive facility reflects Encirc’s ambition to become a leading player in the global drinks industry.
“Their ability to combine product design, glass manufacturing and beverage formulation, along with filling and logistics services, sets them apart from their competitors.
“Not only is Encirc a major employer in the Fermanagh area, but the company is operating on the world stage, driving the highest levels of operational excellence.
“It has consistently invested in skills and wider capability development in order to capitalise on sales outside Northern Ireland.”
Adrian Curry, MD Encirc said: “When you look at the global glass industry Encirc is one of the newest players, yet because of our skills, investment and agile approach we are setting standards and supporting the global glass industry.
“The success is a true reflection of the efforts, abilities and dedication of our team and the investment made in their continued development.”