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CDE target washing market in Austria

New country manager appointed as company expand European coverage

CDE have announced the appointment of a new country manager for Austria as the company seeks to expand its coverage throughout Europe. Stefan Hunger joins CDE bringing with him significant experience in the construction materials markets in Europe, North Africa and Latin America.

Commenting on his appointment Stefan said: ‘Through the work already done throughout Europe the potential for application of CDE washing equipment has been proven. There are many opportunities in Austria to bring increased efficiencies to construction materials producers and the CDE range is suited to the specific requirements of the market in Austria.’

Over the last five years CDE have undertaken significant product development work across the full range and now offer a modular washing equipment portfolio which includes Prograde screens, Evowash sand washing plants, Aquacycle thickeners, the M2500 mobile washing plant and Rotomax logwashers.

‘CDE built a reputation as washing experts based on the delivery of major turnkey washing plants through their global office network in Northern Ireland, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and India’, explained Stefan. ‘As we sought to expand our global coverage our product range was developed to facilitate selling through a distribution network where the requirement existed for individual plant items that could be introduced to existing operations to enhance efficiency and add value to the final products.’

The move to modularity has brought success in recent years throughout Europe and over the last 18 months the speed of development has been enhanced with the introduction of the M2500 mobile washing plant. The M2500 was launched to the global market at the Bauma Munich exhibition in 2010 and has allowed CDE to develop business in a number of new territories including France, Germany, Turkey, Poland, India and Australia as well as the company’s home markets in Ireland and the UK.

‘The key success of the M2500 is the integration of the sand washing element onto a compact, portable chassis,’ said Stefan. ‘Operators are for the first time able to enjoy a compact mobile washing plant incorporating feeding, screening, sand washing and stockpiling.’

According to Stefan the versatility of the M2500 has also been a major contributor to its success having been applied on the washing of a wide variety of materials including sand and gravel, crushed rock, construction and demolition waste recycling, scalpings and iron ore washing.

‘The ability to add value to such wide range of materials through the introduction of the M2500 means that there are many opportunities to build on the success enjoyed to date,’ explained Stefan. ‘I am confident of enjoying further success in Austria with the CDE range as it meets the requirements of the market in that it is a development of the existing washing equipment offering and it satisfies the demand from operators for mobile processing systems.’

With the increased specification of CDE washing equipment has come a parallel increase in the frequency of water treatment and recycling being included. With a combination of increasing environmental legislation and a growing awareness of the costs of maintaining large settling ponds, the Aquacycle thickener has enjoyed increased popularity as a result of its capability to deliver recycling of 90% of the water used on a washing plant. Stefan commented: ‘Some form of water treatment and recycling is now included on around 80% of our washing projects and the combination of choice is the M2500 and Aquacycle thickener as a result of the small plant footprint, quick installation time and the ability to move the plant to another processing site as and when required.’

As CDE seek to develop the market in Austria under the management of Stefan Hunger they are adopting the model that has seem them establish a presence in other European countries such as Poland, France and Germany.

‘The model we have for the development of individual markets is tried and tested and is centred on establishing the right partnerships with companies who have a track record in the delivery of crushing and screening projects. I will also be meeting directly with operators in Austria over the coming months to highlight the benefits that a CDE washing plant can bring,’ said Stefan.


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