Flynn Hosts Enterprise Ireland Trade Mission to Strengthen International Relationship
As part of the Enterprise Ireland trade mission to Canada led by Irish Minister Sean Canney T.D., Flynn Group of Companies hosted a visit on Wednesday, May 31, to help promote and strengthen trade ties with Irish based supply partners. Flynn has a long standing relationship with supply partners APA Systems and Carey Glass among others. This meeting recognized the success of the relationships and will help develop them in the future.
“The Flynn Group of Companies are proud to host the members of the official Irish trade mission to Canada at our North American HQ here in Toronto,” said Noel Cunningham, Glazing Operations Manager, Flynn Facades. “From small beginnings back in 2014, our engagements with our Irish based supply partners are now significant, with several of our projects featuring Irish designed and manufactured components. We look forward to continuing, and growing these partnerships in the years ahead.”
APA Systems is Ireland’s leading firm in the Construction and Aluminum Facade industry and Carey Glass is a leading independent glass processor. To support Flynn’s developing relationship, Enterprise Ireland provided market access support to APA Systems to ensure its product’s compatability with building standards in North America. In 2016 APA Systems has, via a sole agency agreement with Flynn, booked €1 million in turnover in the market and is expecting to exceed that in 2017. These sales have come through a variety of Flynn projects in Toronto, Halifax and Newfoundland.
Enterprise Ireland’s International Sales and Partnering Manager, Leo McAdams, thanked Flynn for hosting the visit saying “Enterprise Ireland’s strategy is to support Irish businesses like APA systems and Carey Glass to build scale and expand their reach into international markets. We look forward to working with them as they develop their partnership with the Flynn Group of Companies and grow their operations in Canada”.
Based out of Toronto, the Flynn Group of Companies currently has 30 locations and 5,000 employees throughout Canada and the United States, with a plan for strategic expansion throughout North America.
Enterprise Ireland is a government organization responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets. Working in partnership with Irish enterprises to help them start, grow, innovate and win export sales in global markets.
For additional information, please contact Noel Cunningham.
Noel Cunningham: Noel.Cunningham@flynncompanies.com