Government minister visits Kiverco headquarters
11 December 2023
The United Kingdom’s Minister of State for Northern Ireland, Steve Baker, has visited the headquarters of crushing and screening specialist Kiverco, to explore the role the facility plays in the design, production, and global distribution of waste recycling plants.
Minister Baker was recently welcomed to the site, located in Brocagh, Tyrone, by Kiverco’s Senior Management team. who presented an overview of the latest plants the company had delivered around the world.
Baker was also given a factory tour and saw first-hand the production of some of Kiverco’s machinery.
According to Kiverco, Minister Baker was eager to gain a comprehensive understanding of its waste-separation technology, specifically focused on the company’s export activities in markets such as Europe, the Middle East and Australia.
The Middle East was of key interest to the Minister, who was keen to hear about the company’s work in the region, and in particular, its involvement with the recent COP28 event, from which all waste was processed by a Kiverco recycling plant.
John Irwin, Managing Director at Kiverco, said: “We extend our sincere gratitude to Minister Baker for dedicating time from his hectic schedule to visit our facility. His genuine interest in our operations and commitment to understanding how we contribute to helping companies globally recover value from processed waste in an environmentally responsible manner is greatly appreciated.
“An increasing number of nations are dedicated to realising a circular economy model, emphasising the need for robust waste-recycling plants to meet these goals.
Northern Ireland has long been a hub for the manufacturing of construction and demolition waste recycling equipment. Minister Baker commented: “The UK Government is committed to promoting Northern Ireland’s excellent goods and services around the world.
“It was great to tour Kiverco and learn about this family-owned business’ expansion to countries including Dubai, Saudi Arabia and Australia, as well as Gabriel’s role as an Export Champion for the Department for Business and Trade and their participation in COP 28 in the United Arab Emirates.
“Northern Ireland is home to brilliant businesses and it’s fantastic to see them enjoying international success.”