The 18,000m2 facility will provide a solid foundation for Powerscreen to begin production in China, accelerating manufacturing plans by around two years, the Terex business division states.
Kieran Hegarty, president of Terex Materials Processing, said: "This investment by Terex to manufacture locally in China marks the next chapter in Powerscreen's growth story, demonstrates a long-term commitment to the region and will enable us to be a formidable competitor in China. It will also deliver significant economic benefits to the local area in terms of supporting key supply chain partners and providing skilled jobs. Additionally, this expansion will support our growth plans without impacting Powerscreen's production capacity at its other Terex facilities."
Powerscreen first entered China in 2016 to respond to government investment in infrastructure and legislation supporting the use of recycled materials. Since then, Powerscreen has continued to build a growing market presence through its China sales and service team, building its distribution network, attending industry exhibitions, and hosting customers through open days.
A dedicated team from Northern Ireland will oversee the production scale-up in China and ensure processes are to the same robust standard of Powerscreen's manufacturing centre of excellence in Northern Ireland. Work is already underway, with Powerscreen equipment onsite for the training of the China team. It is expected that the first locally produced machines will come off the line before the end of the year.
Hegarty added: "Mobile crushing and screening equipment plays a basic, yet vital, role in the sustainable building of infrastructure. This facility will accelerate our manufacturing plans for China and will enable us to assist commercial ventures in China with the right equipment, carrying the Powerscreen name, built by a local team and sold through an enhanced distribution network."