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Jacopa

Jacopa-Bosker Agreement Praised During Royal Visit

New deals and agreements between UK and Dutch companies have been announced at an 'Innovation Showcase' hosted by the Department for International Trade (DIT). The event was held during this week's State Visit by the King and Queen of the Netherlands and was an opportunity to demonstrate that, although our relationship might be changing in the context of our exit from the EU, our cooperation on trade and innovation remains strong.

As part of the event a press statement released by the DIT praised the extremely successful collaboration between Jacopa and Bosker, citing two highly significant contract wins, the statement read: 'The UK's Jacopa Ltd have established an agreement with the Netherlands' Machinefabriek Bosker en Zonen BV (Bosker) to sell the latter's internationally renowned water and wastewater automatic screen equipment into UK environmental and water utility markets. Bosker, in return, will offer Jacopa's premier Jones & Attwood grit removal and sewage treatment equipment in Dutch markets'.

Jacopa State Visit main copyJacopa Managing Director, Alex Lloyd said, "The fruitful collaboration between Bosker and Jacopa has already resulted in several major installations in the UK and the Netherlands being built, making a significant contribution to governments' resilience objectives for national infrastructure and safeguarding highly skilled jobs in both the UK and the Netherlands.

Now, building on this recent success, two further exciting contract wins can be announced. The first in the UK entails a project to protect a large pumping installation and mitigating the risk of uncontrolled sewage discharge to the environment.

The second contract is for a UK utility where Bosker's technology is to be deployed to protect the treatment process from weeds and algae, providing a safer working environment for operatives and delivering important environmental and sustainability benefits for the wider population."

UK International Trade Secretary, Dr Liam Fox said: "The Innovation Showcase will demonstrate the huge opportunities for our economies – two of the world's most innovative – to collaborate even further, creating jobs and prosperity for generations to come."

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