CDE, a global leading wet processing equipment company has bought the Caterpillar Northern Ireland manufacturing facility in Monkstown.
This gives CDE 300 000 square feet of extra plant, effectively multiplying its existing operations tenfold and one that will drastically cut lead times for project delivery in sub-Saharan Africa.
CDE made the announcement at the Bauma CONEXPO AFRICA in Johannesburg where the company also launched its CDE Meta division focusing on the mining industry.
“We are demonstrating the company’s considerable commitment not only to the region but also to meet demand and respond to the company’s rapid expansion,” says CDE head of mining, Adam Holland.
Regional director for CDE in sub-Saharan Africa, Nicolan Govender adds: “Our equipment and engineering prowess has seen major growth in Africa and we are delighted that we can not only reduce lead times but also deliver a fully integrated and bespoke service to our customers.
"Our compliance standards – for water recycling, health and safety – are beyond exemplary and our customers are realizing the value of gaining significant competitive advantage through maximizing return on their investment while minimizing environmental impacts.”
The company's global headquarters in Cookstown, Northern Ireland is the world’s largest campus dedicated to the wet processing of materials in the sand and aggregates, mining, C&D waste recycling, industrial sands and environmental sectors.
Since the company was founded over 25 years ago, it has grown to be the largest wet processing equipment company in the world as a result of its focus on constantly developing and improving materials processing technology.