CDE, the industry-leading solutions provider of wet processing equipment, has officially opened its new global headquarters in Cookstown, Northern Ireland. The Centre of Excellence will provide a world-class environment for over 400 team members.

The new facility is said to be 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.

Sean Kerr Chief Operating Officer at CDE Engineer Claire Hamill and CDE Chairman and Founder Tony Convery

From left: Sean Kerr, chief operating officer at CDE, with engineer Claire Hamill and Tony Convery, chairman and founder, at the official opening of the new CDE headquarters.

It will enable CDE to continue to expand its workforce in line with its current growth plan and will provide the company with a base to create a dedicated Innovation Hub later this year which will house the most advanced laboratory in the wet processing industry. The state-of-the-art laboratory will ensure CDE continues to develop industry leading products and enable their customers to extract maximum value from their resources.

The new Centre of Excellence is now home to the world’s largest engineering team dedicated to wet processing technologies and provides a great environment to continue our pursuit of sustainable innovations within a New World of Resource. 

Sean Kerr, chief operating officer at CDE, says the facility is an ideal environment for the team to continue to thrive. “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, communication 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,” he adds.

“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,” says Brendan McGurgan, CDE MD.

“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,” adds Tony Convery, CDE Chairman.

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

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