Ecocem Welcome Enterprise Ireland Trade Mission in France
Enterprise Ireland representatives and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar started his three-country trade mission to the UK, France and Germany this week.
The trade mission is focused on building greater trade collaboration with Ireland’s closest markets. The UK, France and Germany combined represented 39 per cent of total Enterprise Ireland client exports in 2020, with over 2,300 Enterprise Ireland client companies exporting to the three markets.
This is the first in-person trade mission undertaken by Enterprise Ireland following the EU-UK Trade Agreement and the onset of Covid-19.
“As an Irish company operating in France for more than ten years, Ecocem was very proud to meet with the Tánaiste in Paris yesterday, to showcase our latest technology, which is designed to help Europe meet its net zero goals,” said Conor O’Riain, Group Managing Director, Ecocem.
“Since our inception in Dublin 20 years ago, we have grown to become the continent’s leading producer of low carbon cement, collaborating with others such as the French construction company Vinci on projects such as the Paris Olympic Village and Grand Paris (Paris metro). With France now being Ireland’s closest EU neighbour, it is critical that the two countries continue to collaborate closely on pan-European issues of importance, not least the decarbonisation of the cement sector, which accounts for 7% of global CO2 emissions. “We are excited to make our latest technology, developed in France, available in Ireland very soon,” added Conor O’Riain, Group Managing Director.