Major Deal For SDC
Manufacturing NI welcome the additional £10m contract for SDC Trailers and news that employment has grown in the manufacturer by 170 in the past year.
SDC has secured an order worth £10million from trailer rental company Hireco Ltd. The trailers, which include a range of box vans, double-deck step-frame curtainsiders, and urban trailers, will be manufactured across SDC's three state of the art engineering facilities at Toomebridge, Antrim and Mansfield over the next six months.
The headlines are often made by foreign direct investment deals but the news from SDC and Wrightbus earlier this week is evidence that our own indigenous businesses are competing and winning internationally, creating well paid sustainable jobs and strengthening local communities as a result.
SDC Trailers, Wrightbus and great local companies like them are very important and as the global economy begins to strengthen, it is critical that government supports their growth and work to create a cost environment, particularly in energy, which means they can compete internationally.