It was announced last week that Combilift, the Irish manufacturer of multi-directional forklifts based in Monaghan, has signed a contract with Kingfisher, Europe’s largest home improvement retailer worth an additional €1m to deliver 50 Aisle-Master forklifts to the company during 2017.
The contract signing was witnessed by Leo Varadkar Minister for Social Protection and Geraldine Nason-Byrne, Ireland’s Ambassador to France during an Enterprise Ireland trade visit to France last week.
A further six Enterprise Ireland clients – Novareus, Ecowash, Ding, Vigitrust, Xintec and Gaelectric also signed contracts last week.
Waterless car-wash company, Ecowash signed a contract with Transpoco, a leading provider of fleet management solutions and Ding, the world’s largest mobile top-up network signed a contract with Sigue France, a leading global money transfer company.
Vigitrust signed a contract with MONEXT which is a major player in the e-payment market in France and Xintech, the Dublin based provider of fraud management and revenue assurance solutions to the telecommunictions industry signed a contract worth €150k with Araxxe which is headquartered in Lyon.
Commenting on the deals, Enterprise Ireland’s Director of International Sales and Partnering, Leo McAdams said, "This trade visit is an important initiative towards achieving Enterprise Ireland’s strategic goal of increasing indigenous Irish exports to France which were valued at €0.91BN in 2015."
He added, "Post Brexit, France is a critically important market and Enterprise Ireland continues to support Irish companies with global ambition to exploit business development opportunities in the French market to sustain export growth in 2017."