Kiverco was delighted to welcome Conor Burns, MP, Minister of State for Northern Ireland on Thursday 10th of February to their global headquarters in Co Tyrone. Owners Anne and Aidan McKiver spent quite some time with Minister Burns discussing the work Kiverco does, the markets Kiverco supply equipment to and how Kiverco has been leading the world by designing and engineering the world’s toughest recycling plant since 1993.
The minister was keen to gain an insight into Kiverco’s waste separation technology and had a particular interest in the Company’s activity in the Middle East, helping companies and communities transform waste into reusable and recyclable products. Conor Burns has spent time in previous roles working for the UK government in the region and understands the opportunities that exist for Kiverco in countries like the UAE and Saudi Arabia.
Minister Burns was interested to hear about Kiverco’s contract wins in the region, one of which is with Dulsco, who are the official waste partner for the Dubai Expo which opened last October and continues to the end of March. Since Expo2020 opened, Kiverco has taken part in discussion panels at the invitation of the UK government – which have been aired globally. The UK government asked the company to represent them at the event to showcase the best of Northern Ireland Engineering.
Con Gallagher, Global Sales Manager commented:
“We are very grateful to Minister Burns for taking time out of his busy schedule to visit us here in Brocagh. He has a very genuine interest in what we do and how we are helping companies around the world recover value from the waste they process – in the right way. More and more nations are focused on achieving a circular economy model, and want only the toughest waste recycling plants to fulfil these objectives. We add value to every waste company that chooses a Kiverco plant and our sustainability credentials are unrivalled. It’s because the world’s toughest recycling plant is also the world’s most sustainable recycling plant. Less downtime means fewer engineer visits and fewer parts being shipped around the world. This helps the planet every day.”
Commenting on his visit to Kiverco, Conor Burns MP concluded:
“It was fantastic to visit Kiverco and witness how what started as a small family-owned company has grown into a market leader, exporting Northern Ireland products to countries including Dubai, Saudi Arabia, and Australia. I was particularly pleased to hear of their ongoing successful participation at Expo 2020 in Dubai. The UK government is committed to continuing to support Northern Ireland companies to export their quality products around the world, and also to attract investors to Northern Ireland, so that companies like Kiverco become even more successful. I offer my best wishes to Kiverco as they continue to participate in Expo 2020.
Kiverco recycling solutions are used across the world in Europe, North America, the Middle East and Australasia with more than 300 installations in the UK alone.