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Export sales growth places CDE Global in Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 for third year in a row 

CDE Global, the Cookstown-based manufacturers of wet processing equipment for the construction, mining, industrial sands and construction and demolition waste industries, have secured their ranking amongst the UK companies with the fastest growing international sales for the third consecutive year.

The company has been placed 169th in the 10th annual Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table, which ranks the UK’s mid-market private companies with the fastest-growing international sales. CDE are one of only three companies headquartered in Northern Ireland listed in the league table.


In the last two years, CDE have increased their annual international sales by 38%, and international sales accounted for more than three-quarters (76%) of the company’s total sales in the year ending December 2018.

Over the last 25 years, CDE have designed and installed almost 2,000 turnkey wet processing solutions across the world. Recent achievements include: a construction and demolition waste project in New York that CDE say is set to revolutionize the waste-recycling industry in North America; and a multi-million-pound project in Hawaii to produce washed sand and aggregates for use in the construction industry. 

Securing their place in the league table for the third consecutive year is, according to managing director Brendan McGurgan, testament to the pioneering solutions engineered by CDE.

‘At the core of CDE’s international operations is a commitment to providing cutting-edge solutions to our growing list of global customers. Leveraging the latest in technology and engineering techniques, our world-class team continue to innovate and lead the market, adding greater value to customers and their bottom line,’ said Mr McGurgan.

‘It’s our focus on turnkey and integrated solutions, developed in collaboration with the customer, that makes CDE the contractor of choice for some of the largest wet processing plants in the world.

‘This recognition comes during a period of significant growth as we continue to reinvest in the company. Last year, we opened our North America headquarters in Cleburne, Texas, to gain greater foothold in the market in North and South America. In the coming weeks we will officially open our new global headquarters in Mid-Ulster.’


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