CDE investment results in major jobs boost

Press Release image - No Repro Fee Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 23rd March 2016 Foster and McGuinness announce £6.8million investment and 110 new jobs at CDE Ê First Minister Arlene Foster and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness today announced that Cookstown-based company CDE is investing over £6.8million and creating 110 new jobs over the next six years. Ê CDE designs, manufactures and supplies bespoke materials, washing equipment, waste recovery and recycling systems for a wide variety of industries. First Minister Arlene Foster and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness are pictured with Brendan McGurgan, Managing Director of CDE. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Pictured at CDE’s headquarters are Northern Ireland’s First Minister Arlene Foster, Brendan McGurgan, CDE’s MD and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness

MATERIALS washing company CDE has revealed details of a £6.8 million investment that will create over 100 jobs in the next six years.

CDE described the jobs as “high value and paying above the Northern Ireland average wage” and will be across a 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 firm’s HQ in Cookstown, Co. Tyrone.

Brendan McGurgan, CDE’s managing director explained, “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.

“We are looking for individuals who are passionate, determined and ambitious. 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. 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 investment has been supported by £1.3 million from Invest Northern Ireland.