CDE creates 110 new jobs as part of major business investment
First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
Pictured at CDE's headquarters are Northern Ireland's First Minister Arlene Foster, Brendan McGurgan, CDE's Managing Director, and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness
Materials washing specialist CDE Global is to create 110 new jobs over the next six years as part of a £6.8million (€8.65 million) investment into the business.
Northern Ireland-headquartered CDE designs and manufactures materials washing and classification equipment with applications in a variety of sectors: sand and aggregates, construction waste recycling, mining, specialist industrial sands and environmental. Its regional office network has a presence in Kolkata (India), Sao Paulo (Brazil) and Cary (North America).
The jobs, which are all high value and paying above the Northern Ireland average wage, will be across a wide range of disciplines including engineering, business development, purchasing, finance, customer care, project management and project delivery.
CDE currently employs 201 people with 172 based at the company’s headquarters in Cookstown, Co. Tyrone.
Brendan McGurgan, CDE’s managing director, added: “This is an important investment for CDE as we look to progress our longer term growth strategy by focusing on new business, particularly in the USA and Europe. The CDE vision is to be the number one wet processing equipment company in every country in the world and expanding our facilities and workforce in Cookstown underpins this ambition.
McGurgan said CDE is looking for individuals who are “passionate, determined and ambitious”. He continued: “As we're in the early stages of development in a number of export markets, there will be fantastic opportunities for fast-tracked career development for new starts, as well as great chances to travel. In this year alone we have sold equipment as far afield as the U.S. and Canada, Brazil, Australia, India, Iceland and Sweden, to name a few.”
McGurgan added: “We already have the largest campus dedicated to the wet processing of minerals in the world and our expansion plans will necessitate a further development of this infrastructure. We look forward to consolidating our number one position in our well-established export markets.”
The CDE investment has been supported by £1.3 million (€1.65 million) from Invest Northern Ireland.