First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
CDE launched its new mining industry-focused CDE Meta division during this week’s bauma CONEXPO AFRICA 2018 exhibition in Johannesburg, South Africa (13-16th March).
The launch comes hot-on-the-heels of the global leading wet processing equipment firm’s announcement that it has bought the Caterpillar Northern Ireland manufacturing facility in Monkstown. This gives Cookstown, Northern Ireland-headquartered CDE 300,000sq feet of extra plant, effectively multiplying its existing operations tenfold and one that will drastically cut lead times for project delivery to sub-Saharan Africa and other world regions.
CDE head of mining, Adam Holland said the announcements are significant: “We are demonstrating the company’s considerable commitment not only to the region but also to meet demand and respond to the company’s rapid expansion.”
Regional director for CDE in sub-Saharan Africa, Nicolan Govender added: “Our equipment and engineering prowess has seen major growth in Africa and we are delighted that we can not only reduce lead times but also deliver a fully integrated and bespoke service to our customers. Our compliance standards – for water recycling, health and safety – are beyond exemplary and our customers are realising the value of gaining significant competitive advantage through maximising return on their investment while minimising environmental impacts.”
Thousands of bauma CONEXPO AFRICA 2018 attendees have this week seen a wealth of new and latest equipment from more than 450 construction, quarrying and mining OEMs during the four-day showpiece event at the Johannesburg Expo Centre.