Northern Ireland has a long standing reputation as a successful location for engineering sector companies because of the attractive cost base, transport connections and the skills and productivity of the workforce. Lisburn Castlereagh in particular has a long, successful history of manufacturing dating back to when the City was the centre of a worldwide linen industry.
Today Lisburn Castlereagh is home to multinational companies producing high specification products in facilities which compete worldwide on price, quality and delivery.
Competitive Operating Costs
Lisburn Castlereagh’s operating costs are highly competitive and among the lowest in the UK and Europe.
Northern Ireland’s people have a strong work ethic and are highly committed with labour turnover rates amongst the lowest in Europe. Lisburn Castlereagh’s multinational and local companies emphasise the quality and skills in the local workforce as a key contributor to their success. A high proportion of residents in Lisburn work in the manufacturing sector.
Business, Parks and Logistics
Lisburn Castlereagh has an excellent supply of industrial parks for advanced engineering companies. Each business park has excellent road connections to the international airports and ports. The local road and rail network also makes it easy for employees, suppliers and customers.
Freight transport costs are very competitive as Northern Ireland is a net importer so outbound containers can be shipped very cost effectively. The extensive range of shipping companies ensures on time delivery with major exporters like Assa Abloy and Linamar praising the local infrastructure which allows them to deliver cost effectively for next morning delivery in Southern England or Wales.
Generous Financial Assistance and Support
Investors in Lisburn Castlereagh can access a highly attractive and competitive package of financial incentives, recruitment and training, research and development support tailored to each company’s needs delivered through our partner Invest NI.
Lisburn Castlereagh works closely with Invest NI to ensure all the necessary support is given throughout the lifetime of a commercial venture to develop and expand the business and to improve capability and international competitiveness.
Lisburn Castlereagh success stories
Lisburn Castlereagh has a strong cluster of advanced engineering companies from locally grown companies such as DM Laser-Fab Ltd which supplies precision engineered products to the KFC franchises across the UK to Linamar which is successfully competing globally with its aluminium automotive products.