Carnroe Supplies Ltd, based in Kilrea, has been a member of the Industrial Symbiosis service since November 2011. The company specialises in Health & Safety Clothing & Equipment, Branded Clothing, Signage & Banners, Vehicle Graphics, Sportswear and Work wear.
Carnroe Supplies produces and supplies branded PPE in the form of fleeces, shirts, hi-viz vests and coats. The company is always looking for opportunities to develop its corporate retail market base in Northern Ireland
The Industrial Symbiosis Service run regular Synergy Workshops across NI for businesses from all industry sectors. These events focus on identifying resource matching solutions for wasted resources but also provide excellent networking opportunities. Carnroe Supplies attended one of these events in May 2014 that was attended by over 40 companies. During the event Carnroe Supplies was introduced to Paul Kinkead from Michelin PLC. During the conversation Paul indicated that he was looking for a local supplier of branded shirts and T-shirts for Michelin. Carnroe had the capacity to supply these products. In follow-up discussions the design, quantity and price were agreed.
The synergy between these two companies would not have happened if they had not met at the workshop and illustrates the benefits of participation in the Industrial Symbiosis business network.
“We attended the workshop with a view to understanding how the Industrial Symbiosis Service could benefit our company and were very pleased to achieve immediate results. The networking opportunities alone prove its worth. We will continue to engage with the Industrial Symbiosis network to identify solutions for our production capacity, products and materials.”
Hugh O’Boyle, Director, Carnroe Supplies Ltd
The Industrial Symbiosis Service is funded by Invest Northern Ireland and delivered by International Synergies NI Ltd