Dundalk company Multihog Secures First Canadian Contract with Vancouver Airport
Multihog Ltd, the Dundalk-based designer and manufacturer of the Multihog multi-purpose implement carrier today (7November 2012) announced that it has made its first inroads into the Canadian market with the conclusion of a significant first deal with Vancouver Airport to supply three Multihog base vehicles and a wide range of attachments.
The contract came about with support from Enterprise Ireland in Canada and the announcement of the contract coincides with this week’s Enterprise Ireland trade mission to Canada led by Richard Bruton TD, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation.
The Multihog was designed as a one-machine solution for a wide variety of ground-care, highway maintenance and winter clearance applications and its versatility and cost effective one-man operation quickly brought it to the attention of local authorities, contractors and airports. Initial orders from the UK and Ireland were followed by sales in mainland Europe and Russia. The company continues to build up a network of dealerships in these areas to support its operations.
The machines supplied for Vancouver will primarily be used for snow clearance and de-icing around aircraft parked at stands, an application that the Multihog excels in due to its compact dimensions coupled with powerful performance. Three front-mounted combination snow brush and plough attachments, and three rear-mounted de-icing sprayers complete the winter clearance package while two roller mowers that are also being delivered will enable the machines to be used for summer operations.
According to Multihog’s Managing Director, Jim McAdam:
‘Sales have risen steadily since we established Multihog in 2008. Having beaten off stiff competition from numerous other manufacturers to win the tender for Vancouver Airport, we expect this significant deal to be the first of many for the North American market, which is a further boost for our thirty-two strong workforce in Dundalk.’
Congratulating the company Minister Bruton said:
“Multihog is a great example of an innovative, export-focused Irish company with a world-class product offering, and the news that it has secured its first contract in the Canadian market is evidence of the major potential that exists in global markets for Irish companies like it. By continuing, through the Action Plan for Jobs, to improve supports for companies like this, I am determined to ensure that we can see more businesses like this succeed in international markets and create the export-led growth and jobs we need.”
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