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CDE unveil new global Centre of Excellence

Official opening of new CDE headquarters

Company’s new headquarters facility is now the world’s largest campus dedicated to wet processing

CDE, specialist providers of wet processing equipment and solutions, have today officially opened their new global headquarters in Cookstown, Northern Ireland. The Centre of Excellence will provide a world-class environment for more than 400 team members.

The new facility is the world’s largest campus dedicated to the wet processing of materials in the sand and aggregates, mining, construction and demolition waste recycling, industrial sands and environmental sectors.

It will allow CDE to continue to expand their workforce in line with their current growth plan and will provide the company with a base to create a dedicated Innovation Hub later this year. This will house the most advanced laboratory in the wet processing industry.

CDE say the state-of-the-art laboratory will ensure that the company continues to develop industry-leading products that allow customers to extract maximum value from their resources.

The new Centre of Excellence is already home to the world’s largest engineering team dedicated to wet processing technologies and is said to provide the perfect environment to continue CDE’s pursuit of sustainable innovations within a ‘New World of Resource’.

Describing the new facility as an ideal environment for the team to continue to thrive, Sean Kerr, CDE’s chief operating officer, said: ‘Our new headquarters in Cookstown is a perfect base to continue to expand and develop our highly skilled engineering team with more than 600 years of combined experience. It will support the team in continuing to deliver consistent world-class, bespoke solutions for our customers.’

‘Having all of our engineers based in the one facility will help us enhance our solutions, products, processes, communications and team working for the benefit of our customers. Being agile as a company has been central to our success and our new headquarters has been purpose-built to ensure that continues into the future.’

CDE’s managing director, Brendan McGurgan, commented: ‘As we continue to see strong growth in markets around the world for our range of wet processing equipment, our new headquarters provides an outstanding base from which to expand and develop our business and our workforce. We believe we have created a highly advanced facility that matches CDE’s excellence, ambition and reputation.’

CDE’s chairman and founder, Tony Convery, added: ‘Our goal is to deliver a consistent, world-class service to our customers and we now have a world-class headquarters from which to do that. It is somewhere that we are very proud to bring customers to from around the world, and which will help us to continue to recruit the very best engineers and people in the industry.’

The new headquarters features the latest technology to maximize the creativity and productivity of staff. Importantly, the new space will support collaboration and team-working, which CDE say is crucial to delivering the new ideas, products and innovations that will drive the company’s future growth.

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