CDE celebrates 30 years in business

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Throughout 2022, CDE, a leading supplier of sand and aggregate wet processing solutions for the waste recycling and natural processing sectors, is celebrating its 30th year in business.

It comes as the company reveals its wet processing technologies have, over the past three decades, facilitated the diversion of more than 100 million tonnes of construction, demolition and excavation (CD&E) waste from landfill globally.

The family-owned business has been at the leading edge of innovation in the materials processing industry since it was founded in 1992 by company Chairman Tony Convery.

Since its inception, CDE has successfully delivered more than 2000 proven solutions in more than 100 countries.

Tony said when CDE was established three decades ago he was confident the company had something new to offer and could be a force to drive meaningful change in the industry.

“In our relatively short history, we’ve made significant advancements, driven innovation through our technologies, achieved great success, and built a solid reputation for expert engineering that delivers for our customers,” he said.

“Under the direction of our senior leadership team and with the support of the next generation of the Convery family who are already rooted in the business, I’m in no doubt that CDE has a prosperous future ahead of it.”

Today, CDE employs a global skilled labour workforce of more than 500 people, including more than 120 engineers with a combined 1000+ years of industry experience.

Headquartered in Northern Ireland, CDE operates across five regions – the UK and Ireland, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Australasia and the Americas – with regional headquarters in each. In 2018 CDE officially opened its Americas headquarters in Cleburne, Texas.

Marc Jennings, CDE’s Chief Executive Officer said: “At CDE, we share a common purpose to create our best world a ton at a time. We’re very proud to announce that in our 30th year, together with our customers, we have diverted 100 million tonnes of CD&E waste from landfill while continuing to support our customers to maximise their natural resources in the most sustainable way possible, with greater efficiency and less waste than ever before.

“This accomplishment is testament to the commitment of our pioneering customers, those who have adopted and invested in CDE wet processing technology over the past three decades.

“It’s a direct result, too, of the past and present talent at CDE.”

The indigenous Northern Irish firm has big plans to celebrate its 30th year in business, including strengthening its manufacturing capabilities and regional hubs, and expanding its workforce in response to increasing demand.

Marc said CDE recorded its most successful year to date in 2021; it partnered with more customers than ever before and almost doubled its ambitious waste recycling targets for the year, surpassing 100 million-tonne-diversion from landfill.

The company has also announced two major investments. CDE recently launched a new website that reflects its global reach.  Offering more content and resources, the new website provides visitors with an insight into CDE’s solutions and thousands of projects it has delivered globally. It has also invested in new state-of-the-art cutting and automation equipment at its Monkstown fabrication campus to boost its manufacturing capacity. As part of its latest investment, it has installed two new Bystronic high-speed sheet metal laser cutting systems to boost productivity and output in line with growing international demand for its product set.

Integrating seamlessly with these is a new 400-tonne steel storage and management system incorporating fully automated loading and offloading of the laser cutters. The new system will improve cutting capacity, efficiency and underpin future growth in manufacturing.

“We have other ambitious plans in the pipeline, including creating new employment opportunities,  launching new products to the market and further supporting our regional bases,” Marc said.

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