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Four Enterprise Ireland client companies sign significant deals and partnerships in France

Four Enterprise Ireland client companies sign significant deals and partnerships in France – Six SportsTech startups represent Ireland at VivaTech, Paris

  • Terra NutriTECH announce €15m deals with French and German feed distributors.
  • Mercury, Transfermate and CoolPlanet announce new partnerships in France.
  • 6 Enterprise Ireland backed SportsTech startups take part in VivaTech in Paris, Europe's biggest startup & tech event.

Leading the joint Enterprise Ireland and IDA trade mission to Germany and France this week, Minister for Business, Trade and Employment, Simon Coveney T.D. this morning attended VivaTech in Paris, Europe’s biggest startup & tech event. At the event, Minister Coveney met with French captains of industry and public sector representatives to raise the profile of Ireland’s tech innovation offering to France.

Minister Coveney also met six Enterprise Ireland-backed SportsTech startups, representing Ireland in Viva Tech’s start-up pitching contest. The six Enterprise Ireland-backed companies taking part in the Sports Tech category include Access Earth Limited, Head Diagnostics, MoveAhead, Output Sports, RugbySmarts and Volograms.

Attending a business reception event at the Irish Embassy in Paris later today, Minister Coveney will witness new deals and new partnership signings between the four Enterprise Ireland client companies and their French partners:

  • Terra NutriTECH, a global leader in precision livestock nutrition solutions to sign a €10 million agreement with French partner Pature Vision, to provide farmers in the French market with precision mineral supplements. Earlier this week, Terra NutriTECH also signed a contract worth €5 million with German company ASL GmbH, a distributor of feed additives and agricultural technologies.
  • Mercury has been named the general contractor for a major expansion project for Digital Realty data centre, outside of Paris.
  • Decarbonisation company CoolPlanet will sign a strategic partnership agreement with LDC Group, the largest poultry meat group in Europe to support LDC Group to reduce electricity and gas consumption during their production process.
  • Irish unicorn and B2B payments company Transfermate will announce its growth in France providing an international payments solution for the global French perfume distributor DC Interbeauty.

Welcoming today’s deal announcements, Minster for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Simon Coveney, said: “Irish companies are forging increasingly strong business links in France, with Enterprise Ireland client companies achieving record export sales of €1.61bn to France last year. Today’s announcements by Terra NutriTECH, Transfermate, Mercury and CoolPlanet are a great representation of the scale of the business opportunities for Irish companies across sectors such as ICT, clean technologies, construction, agritech and fintech in France.”

Patrick Torrekens, Enterprise Ireland Country Manager for France said: “Our trade mission to France presents a really important opportunity to build on Irish-French business relationships and support Enterprise Ireland client companies to scale in the market. We continue to see strong growth opportunities for Irish companies in sectors such as agritech, fintech and business services, construction and lifesciences and we support our clients to enter and scale in the market through our two French offices in Paris and Lyon.”

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