Five Irish companies have made new announcements this morning as part of the Enterprise Ireland-led trade mission to China.

Keelings Solutions, a wholly owned subsidiary of fresh produce supplier Keelings Group, has struck a deal with Bright Food Corporation which will see its software system deployed by the Chinese firm.

Galway-based medical technology company ArraVasc has signed an agreement with a distribution company, which it says should lead to the creation of at least 20 jobs over the next two to three years. 

Formerly known as Cappella Medical Devices, the company has been based in Galway since 2007.

E-commerce firm Clavis Insight and laboratory software company Ocuco have also announced plans to open offices in China later this month.

And life sciences company Zenith has entered a partnership with the Chinese division of ABB, which will help its pharmaceutical clients develop manufacturing facilities that meet the country's regulatory regime.

Earlier this week, Datalex said it would open a new office in Beijing, while ChinaHR, a recruitment company owned by Denis O'Brien and Leslie Buckley, said it would invest €30m in its technology and in hiring more staff in China.