Terex MP buys MDS International

Terex Materials Processing (MP) is to acquire fellow Irish company MDS International (MDS), a manufacturer of heavy duty and recycling trommels, apron feeders and conveyor systems, based in Co. Monaghan.
Crushing Static & Mobile / July 8, 2021
By Liam McLoughlin
MDS produces heavy duty trommels that will enable Terex MP to expand its product offering
MDS produces heavy duty trommels that will enable Terex MP to expand its product offering

MDS was founded in 1995 by Liam and Una Murray with the aim of designing and developing engineering solutions to industry.

Materials processing equipment company Terex MP says that, over the past 25 years, MDS has built a highly skilled work force along with global distribution partners, and has a valued reputation for innovation, offering bespoke solutions to serve client needs with equipment that can withstand the harshest of environments.  

The acquisition, details of which have not been disclosed, supports Terex MP’s growth strategy to expand its offering in the crushing and screening and environmental industries, with products that complement the existing portfolio.

Terex MP says that MDS produces heavy duty trommels that will enable it to expand into areas it does not currently serve. Terex MP adds that it expects strong commercial synergies from the deal, as several of its distributors already carry the MDS line, while others will be new to Terex, offering the potential to develop new channel partner relationships.

MDS’ 34,000 square foot facility will be the first Terex location in the Republic of Ireland, which the company says diversifies its footprint and provides access to a new labour pool.  

The facility is within a short driving distance of the Terex Dungannon and Omagh sites, providing ready access to Terex MP’s Northern Irish team and enabling close coordination with the resources at these facilities.

The MDS facility and its team members will be led by Conor Hegarty, general manager and business line director. Previously, Hegarty was international sales director for Terex Ecotec. Terex MP says his commercial background and product knowledge will be a huge asset as he takes leadership responsibility for MDS.

MDS will remain a standalone brand along with Terex MP’s crushing and screening businesses including Powerscreen, Terex Finlay and EvoQuip. Terex MP says it will build on the momentum of MDS International’s long-standing reputation, continuing to develop the brand, its product portfolio and its distribution channels.  

Pat Brian, vice president, mobile crushing and screening at Terex MP, commented: “The addition of MDS to our portfolio of businesses will bolster our growth and improve our product offering. The business has been well managed, is on a terrific growth trajectory, and its heavy duty trommels address a gap in our own product lines while also having a lot of synergy with what we already manufacture and distribute.”

Liam Murray, co-founder of MDS International, said: “MDS will now have the global resources of Terex to develop and grow it to new levels; I feel this is the right move for our business and team.  This sale will also bring new levels of support to customers and dealers worldwide."

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