ERJ staff report (PR)
Belfast, Northern Ireland - Smiley Monroe Ltd, a Northern Irish manufacturer of heavy-duty conveyor belts and CNC cut rubber parts, is investing £2.4 million in an expansion project over the next two years.
The Lisburn-based company’s will create 31 new jobs with the expansion project. The family-owned operation current has 96 employees.
Smiley Monroe’s product range includes energy-saving rollers, synthetic screen media and conveyor belt cleaning systems. They are used globally in sectors such as as mobile crushing, recycling, mining, quarrying, cement works, fertiliser plants, and biomass.
“We are aiming to substantially increase turnover, broaden our customer base and boost export sales through developing new products and services and growing the company’s manufacturing capability,” said Vaughan Monroe, managing director of Smiley Monroe.
The company is “particularly excited about the potential of the customised chevron conveyor belts that we have recently developed with support from Invest NI,” the MD commented.
Invest Northern Ireland has offered £300,000 of assistance towards new equipment and the lease of additional factory space. This support is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.