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25 May 2018

Terex Finlay celebrates 60 years of quarrying machinery innovation

First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
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John Finlay's iconic 1958-launched hydraulic screener

Terex Finlay is marking 60 years of passionate and innovative quarrying machinery engineering during 2018.

The company’s founder, John Finlay, laid the foundations for his business interests in 1953. With a background owning and operating his own aggregates, sand and gravel operations in Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland, John’s real passion was engineering.

In 1958 he called upon his engineering expertise to design and launch the world’s first hydraulic screener. It was in the same year that John successfully registered a patent for the centre placed single shaft screenbox technology that today is widely used across the industry

It was from the invention of the single shaft screenbox that the brand ‘Finlay Hydrascreens’ was born. The Finlay Hydrascreens brand was acquired by Terex Corporation in 1999. Such was the reputation of the Finlay Hydrascreen brand that Terex retained ‘Finlay’ and introduced today’s brand; Terex Finlay. 

The values of integrity, customer satisfaction and innovation that John Finlay instilled in the company remain key pillars of the business today. To mark the company’s continued success and the landmark anniversary, Terex Finlay will be holding a celebration event at the 2018 Hillhead Exhibition 26– 28 June 2018 in Buxton, England.

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Terex Finlay's new 883+ triple shaft heavy duty screener

Speaking on behalf of the Finlay family, Stephen John Finlay, John’s eldest son, said this year’s trading landmark celebrations were bringing the Finlay family back to ”our father John Finlay’s vision and inventiveness”. He continued: “He was the pioneer of screening and an inspiration to us all.  He also invented the concrete block making machine and washing plant systems. We are proud that many of the major engineering companies in Northern Ireland have a direct link back to our dad’s designs and they are still being used worldwide today. We would like to wish Terex Finlay every success in the future and congratulate them on this special anniversary.”

At the Hillhead show Terex Finlay will be launching new crushing, screening and conveying range models. The full machine line-up for the show is:

Crushing range
NEW J-960, J-1160 and J-1170 jaw crushers.
NEW I-120RS impact crushers. The NEW I-120 impact crusher is also being previewed in the working demonstration area in advance of its launch in Q3, 2018.
C-1540 (direct drive) cone crusher

Screening range
674 inclined screen
883+ heavy duty screen
NEW 883+ triple shaft heavy duty screen

Conveying range
TC-65 & TC-80 tracked conveyors
NEW TC-100 tracked conveyor
NEW TF-75HL tracked feeder

Two of the key new models being introduced at the show are the second generation J-1160 jaw crusher and the new 883+ triple shaft heavy duty screener, which is being previewed in advance of its launch in Q3 2018.

Paul O’Donnell, Terex Finlay global business line director, said of the company’s 60 years’ in engineering : “It’s an incredible milestone for our business and we are thrilled to be here, at the forefront of our industry. Our business has grown on the core values and beliefs of delivering world class leading products that our customers can depend upon.

“We are not only celebrating 60 years in business, but 60 years of building and supplying innovative products across the globe. We wouldn’t be able to offer an unrivalled product range and service to our customers without the dedication and determination of our staff and I thank each and every one of them. I would also like to thank our loyal customers, wherever they are in the world for trusting in Terex Finlay.

“We are delighted to have arrived here and are looking forward to the years to come where we will continue to deliver dynamic and innovative solutions for our global customers.”

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