IRISH dairy giant Lacpatrick has secured more than £1m of sales of its spray dried whole milk and skimmed milk powder to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The deal followed a visit by the firm, which is based in Coleraine, to Gulfood in Dubai, earlier this year
Welcoming the deals, Steve Harper, Invest NI executive di- rector of international business, said: “Lacpatrick has used Invest Northern Ireland support to make impressive strides in securing this new export business in the UAE.
“As well as exhibiting on the Northern Ireland stand at this major food event, the company has worked with our in-market team for a number of years to help identify new trade opportunities.
“Our participation in events such as Gulfood reflects our strategic focus to assist companies to grasp the opportunities that are clearly available in international markets to achieve faster, more profitable and sustainable growth.
“Lacpatrick is one of several Northern Ireland companies who have had great success in the region, including Antrim Hills and White’s Oats.”
Gulfood is the world’s largest annual food event and takes place at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
Lacpatrick employs more than 300 staff across its sites.