Edge Innovate, a Northern Ireland based heavy equipment manufacturer serving the recycling industries, was named as Exporter of the Year at the recent Insider Media “Made in the UK” awards.
The Exporter award is awarded to manufacturing companies based in United Kingdom deemed by the judges to be the best in terms of both international presence and percentage of total sales of products in the region. The judging panel was impressed with the scale of ambition that Edge Innovate showed in its exporting strategies and its ability to take its products into challenging markets through a network of global distributors.
Set up in 2009, Edge designs, manufactures and exports material handling and recycling equipment throughout the world.
Operating from a 14,000 sq m (150,000 sq ft) manufacturing facility, it has quickly gained a foothold into the sector by offering an extensive product range – currently numbering more than 20 items – and frequently bringing new products to the market to meet the ever-changing demands of their customer base.
It currently exports to almost 50 countries worldwide and has increased turnover by 57% and its workforce by 15% in the past 12 months, with plans for more recruitment later in the year.