Irish clean-tech companies win French contracts
Irish companies are exporting their expertise in the cleantech sector
Three Irish companies have signed contracts to the value of €1.5 million with French companies operating in the cleantech and construction sectors.
AMCS, the Limerick based integrated environmental software provider for the recycling and waste management industry, secured a contract with SIRTOM de Sedan, a group of local authorities in the Ardennes Region of France that manage the collection, recycling and treatment of household waste in over 44 cities. The local authorities will use the collection data from the AMCS technology to measure the amount of recycling taking place to generate invoices for its residents. Since mid 2012, AMCS has created four jobs in Ireland to support the French market entry and it envisages creating a further 10 jobs in Ireland to support the French market over the coming 18 months.
Anua, part of the Bord na Mona Group, and their French partner L’Eau Pure, signed their first contract with SIAAP, a large French municipal authority which provides wastewater treatment for almost 12 million inhabitants in the greater Parisian area. The contract worth €400,000 is for the refurbishment of odour control units at Seire Aval, in the Paris area.
Cork Plastics, the manufacturer and supplier of high quality PVC products and services to the agricultural, construction and building sectors in Ireland and the UK, signed a significant partnership agreement with Sarl Duluc, a specialised building merchant. Under the agreement SARL Duluc has signed an initial contract to purchase €1 million of Cork Plastics PVC facia and cladding. This initial milestone is the start of a major expansion into the French market and Cork Plastics aims to launch additional production lines in the future which could, over time, create up to 10 new jobs in Ireland.
Frank Ryan, chief executive of Enterprise Ireland, welcomed the announcements.
“France is the third largest export market for Irish companies and a significant trading partner with Ireland. The announcement of these contracts reflects Enterprise Ireland’s strategy to further scale our bilateral trade and exports to established markets like France. Exports of Irish-owned companies to France grew by 14 per cent, in 2011 reflecting the demand for the world class goods and services which Irish companies have to offer,” he said.