CDE Global, an industry-leading solutions provider of wet processing equipment for the construction, mining, industrial sands and construction and demolition waste industries, has placed 169th in the 10th annual Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200.

The Cookstown-based manufacturer has secured its ranking among the UK companies with the fastest growing international sales for the third consecutive year.

Export sales growth places CDE among UKs fastest growing companies

The league table ranks the UK’s mid-market private companies with the fastest-growing international sales. CDE is one of only three companies headquartered in Northern Ireland listed on the league table.

In the past two years, CDE has increased its annual international sales by 38%. Its international sales accounted for over three-quarters (76%) of the company’s total sales in the year ending December 2018.

Over the past 25 years, CDE has designed and installed almost 2 000 turnkey wet processing solutions across the world. At the core of its success is the technical expertise and experience that allows the company to offer small to large-scale materials processing solutions that are adapted to each of its customers’ requirements, ensuring optimal results and a fast return on investment.

Recent achievements include a multi-million-pound iron ore processing solution for mining giant SIMEC in Australia; a Construction & Demolition waste project in New York which is set to revolutionise the waste recycling industry in North America; as well as a multi-million-pound project in Hawaii to produce washed sand and aggregates for use in the construction industry.

Securing its place in the league table for the third consecutive year is testament to the pioneering solutions engineered by CDE, explains MD Brendan McGurgan. “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,” says 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,” he adds.

“The 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.”

“We at HSBC UK are delighted to back The Sunday Times International Track 200 again this year. All the businesses it showcases have truly inspiring stories to tell about creativity, resilience and ambition to succeed. The three companies in Northern Ireland are the kinds of enterprises we are thrilled to support and that provide the backbone of our economy, today and tomorrow,” comments Amanda Murphy, head of Commercial Banking, HSBC UK.

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