Northern Ireland

Portadown firm wins contracts with Paris theme park

A Portadown company has won two substantial contracts with a world renowned theme park in Paris worth more than 2.5m euros.

Joinery firm, the Deluxe Group, specialises in luxury fit outs.

The company will install themed finishes to the interiors of a new flagship ride and restaurant.

The majority of the detailed design development and manufacturing will take place at the firm's head office and workshop in Portadown.

Invest NI offered £91,000 of support, including part funding from the European Regional Development Fund, towards a £227,500 investment in research by Deluxe.

Alastair Hamilton, chief executive of Invest NI, said: "The impact of the downturn on local construction companies has been well documented and it remains vital for the sector to innovate if they are to maximise business opportunities."

Corin Hawthorne, head of business development at The Deluxe Group added: "These prestigious contracts provide a strong base for our continued growth, and demonstrate our effectiveness in providing quality, imagination and value against strong international competition.

"We are delighted to be involved in this flagship project and hope to develop our initial contracts into an ongoing relationship with our client."