Yelo Ltd explores market opportunities in Canada

David Simms of Yelo (centre) is pictured in Toronto with Enterprise Minister Jonathan Bell (right) and Alastair Hamilton, Invest Northern Ireland CEO. INCT 43-799-CON
David Simms of Yelo (centre) is pictured in Toronto with Enterprise Minister Jonathan Bell (right) and Alastair Hamilton, Invest Northern Ireland CEO. INCT 43-799-CON

A Carrickfergus company has taken part in a Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment trade mission to Canada.

Yelo Ltd was one of nine local firms exploring the market and meeting with potential trading partners,

The Belfast Road-based company serves the photonics and electronics industry and is a world leader in laser diode and photodiode characterisation, life-test and burn-in systems.

Enterprise Minister Jonathan Bell, who led the trade mission, said: “Canada is an important market to the Northern Ireland economy. Exports over the past 12 months have been in excess of £360million and this continues to grow year on year.

“Trade missions form an important part of exploring new markets giving companies the opportunity to meet with potential buyers and distributors.”