Rain Harvesting Ireland (RHI) in Coleraine has been assisted by Invest Northern Ireland to win significant business at the Apple IT operation in Cork.
RHI’s rainwater harvesting system will be used by Apple in its environmental conservation strategy being implemented as part of the expansion of its Cork office.
The company has received a range of Invest NI assistance in the development and marketing of its technology and products including an innovation voucher, R&D support, which is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund, technical and design support in the development of the new system and assistance for export marketing.
RHI currently supplies its systems to private and public sector clients in Northern Ireland, the Republic and Great Britain.
Des Gartland, Invest NI North West Regional Office Manager, said: “We have worked closely with this progressive and ambitious company in the development of its impressive technology particularly in the conservation and recycling of rain water, a rapidly developing market opportunity.
“The company is now marketing its know-how and technology very professionally in export markets and is beginning to see success from its commitment to sales outside Northern Ireland.”
RHI Managing Director Jonathan Coyle commenting on the new export business, said: “This is an immensely significant and encouraging contract for us because it represents a terrific endorsement by one of the world’s biggest technology corporations.
“Invest NI’s guidance and practical assistance have been critically important to the development of the business and our recent and successful move into export markets.
“I believe we secured the business because of our passion for delivering bespoke systems to clients based on our experience and expertise in developing cost effective and cutting edge solutions.
“The solutions we offer are backed by our commitment to providing market leading service and after sales support.
“This contract with Apple will be extremely important to our developing export marketing activities in the Republic and other parts of the world,” he added.
Allicance councillor Barney Fitzpatrick has offered his congratulations to Rain Harvesting Ireland.