LISBURN, NORTHERN IRELAND (Nov. 14, 11 a.m. ET) — A Northern Ireland-based company has landed its first order to supply construction materials to Camp Bastion in Afghanistan's Helmand province.
Boomer Industries Ltd., which is located outside Lisburn, supplies extruded PVC products for the interior fit-out of temporary buildings and together with its manufacturing partner, Auckland, New Zealand-based FrameCad Ltd., the company plans to deliver the first shipment to Afghanistan this month.
The contract followed a recent visit to Camp Bastion by Boomer's business development manager, David Robinson, and FrameCad's Troy Spence in order to identify firms and organizations with an immediate need for rapid-build, off-site construction of use as military housing and buildings in the conflict zone.
“Framecad have worked closely with the Boomer team in developing imaginative construction solutions,” Robinson said.
“On this exploratory visit we identified companies within our supply range, and I am delighted to say that we quickly received our first order,” he added.
FrameCad supplies steel frame fabrication and machinery to the region and now incorporates Boomer products as part of its materials offering.
Speaking about his recent visit to what is surely one of the most dangerous areas in the world, Robinson said: “It is notoriously difficult to supply into this region due to the logistical complications, but getting a foothold here lays the foundation for similar projects in Iraq.”