Waste Systems expands with 36 new jobs for Omagh

Waste Systems is part of an established and thriving materials handling sector in the Tyrone area
Waste Systems is part of an established and thriving materials handling sector in the Tyrone area

A Tyrone firm specialising in the design and manufacture of waste separation machinery is expanding to meet demand for its products, creating 36 jobs in the area.

Award-winning Waste Systems Ltd is building new manufacturing facilities on a seven acre site in Doogary Industrial Estate, Omagh to allow it to increase production capacity, and plans to create the new posts new jobs over the next two years.

To maintain its focus on innovation, the company is keeping its current Plumbridge premises as a research and development centre.

“The new premises will enable us to have better control over production costs, production lead time and product quality,” said Nishi Ward, who set up the business in 2009.

“To realise our ambitious growth plans, we will also continue to work with selected local fabrication partners who can meet our high quality standards at a competitive cost.

“We aim to double sales over the next three years, with all output being exported.

“Our success has been built on investment in research and development and we have recently developed two new products to complement our core machines Max X Tract and Flex X Tract.”

The new products have been developed with R&D support from Invest NI, part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

Brian Dolaghan, Invest NI executive director, business and sector development group, said the business had identified a specific market in the municipal waste sector and developed products to meet those particular needs.

“That focus, together with ongoing investment in R&D, has led to export success for the company. Recently it secured contracts with a large Scottish demolition firm and a leading US Distributor.

“Northern Ireland has a highly successful materials handling sector made up of a cluster of innovative engineering companies, like Waste Systems. These companies, many of which have been supported by Invest NI, are developing and globally exporting machinery for the construction, quarrying, mining and recycling industries.”