ENTERPRISE Minister Arlene Foster visited South Africa this week in a bid to help businesses including Cookstown based CDE Global gain a foothold in what is a growing export market.
The Minister led an Invest Northern Ireland trade mission to South Africa, which is seen as a gateway to the wider sub Sahara region.
Speaking as the trade mission drew to a close, the Minister said: “I have been hugely impressed with the way in which local companies are embracing the opportunities that exist in new markets like South Africa and the wider Sub Sahara market.”
Northern Ireland companies like Cookstown company CDE Global have a track record of innovation, high-tech engineering expertise and business ingenuity and, in the face of global competition, are succeeding in selling into international markets.
the Minister is confident that this cooperation will be long-lasting and profitable for both sides.