Steve Baker visits Kiverco’s headquarters to learn more about the company’s export success
STEVE Baker MP, Minister of State for Northern Ireland, recently visited Kiverco's headquarters in Brocagh, Co. Tyrone, to explore the pivotal role the facility plays in the design, production, and distribution of cutting-edge waste-recycling plants worldwide.
Mr Baker was eager to gain a comprehensive understanding of Kiverco’s waste-separation technology, specifically focused on the company's endeavours in export markets such as Europe, the Middle East, and Australia.
The Middle East was of particular interest to the Minister who was keen to hear about the company’s recent successes in the region. Kiverco’s export sales manager, Gabriel O'Keefe, who is also an Export Champion for Northern Ireland, is currently meeting with customers at COP28, where all waste from the event will be processed by a Kiverco recycling plant.
Mr Baker was welcomed to the company’s headquarters by Kiverco’s senior management team who informed the Minister about some of Kiverco’s contributions to the Northern Ireland economy and showed him some recent plant installations around the world. He also enjoyed a factory tour and saw first-hand the production of Kiverco machinery.
Managing director John Irwin said: ‘We extend our sincere gratitude to the Minister for dedicating time from his hectic schedule to visit our facility. His genuine interest in our operations and commitment to understanding how we contribute to helping companies globally recover value from processed waste in an environmentally responsible manner is greatly appreciated.
‘An increasing number of nations are dedicated to realizing a circular economy model, emphasizing the need for robust waste-recycling plants to meet these goals. We bring substantial value to every waste-management company that selects a Kiverco plant and pride ourselves on creating the world’s toughest plants with more uptime, higher sustained purity, and a longer useful life than our competitors.’
Minister Baker commented: ‘The UK Government is committed to promoting Northern Ireland’s excellent goods and services around the world. It was great to tour Kiverco and learn about this family-owned business’ expansion to countries including Dubai, Saudi Arabia, and Australia, as well as Gabriel’s role as an Export Champion for the Department for Business and Trade and their participation in COP28 in the United Arab Emirates.
‘Northern Ireland is home to brilliant businesses and it’s fantastic to see them enjoying international success.’