CDE marks milestone year by strengthening manufacturing capacity

Directors Rosemary Convery and Tony Convery at CDE’s Monkstown fabrication campus

SAND and aggregate wet processing solutions specialist, CDE, has revealed plans to mark its 30th anniversary this year by strengthening its manufacturing capabilities and regional hubs, and expanding its workforce.

The company revealed its wet processing technologies have helped divert over 100 million tonnes of construction, demolition and excavation waste from landfill over the past three decades.

The family-owned business was founded in 1992 by chairman Tony Convery. Today, CDE employs over 500 people, including over 120 engineers.

Tony Convery said, “When CDE was established three decades ago I was confident that we had something new to offer and that we could be a force to drive meaningful change in the industry. In our relatively short history, we’ve made significant advancements, driven innovation through our technologies, achieved great success, and built a solid reputation for expert engineering that delivers for our customers.

“Under the direction of our senior leadership team and with the support of the next generation of the Convery family who are already rooted in the business, I’m in no doubt that CDE has a prosperous future ahead of it.”

Headquartered in Northern Ireland, CDE operates across the UK & Ireland, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Australasia and the Americas.

CEO Marc Jennings commented, “At CDE, we share a common purpose to create our best world a ton at a time. We’re very proud to announce that in our 30th year, together with our customers, we have diverted 100 million tonnes of CD&E waste from landfill while continuing to support our customers to maximise their natural resources in the most sustainable way possible, with greater efficiency and less waste than ever before.

Marc Jennings and Tony Convery

“This accomplishment is testament to the commitment of our pioneering customers, those who have adopted and invested in CDE wet processing technology over the past three decades. It’s a direct result, too, of the past and present talent at CDE. We know our success is dependent on our people and that’s why we are so focused on developing, promoting, and retaining great talent so that we can continue to develop innovative solutions that empower and equip our customers, and the wider industry, to build a more sustainable future.”

CDE recently launched a new website offering more content and resources than ever before. The business has also invested in new cutting and automation equipment at its Monkstown fabrication campus to boost manufacturing capacity.

As part of the latest investment, CDE has installed two Bystronic high-speed sheet metal laser cutting systems. Integrating ‘seamlessly’ with these is a new 400-tonne steel storage and management system incorporating fully automated loading and offloading of the laser cutters.

Marc Jennings added, “Demand for our solutions continues and our new website will help prospective customers see how CDE technology has transformed operations similar to theirs in terms of challenges, size, sector and material. Investing in our world-class manufacturing campus ensure we can meet that demand as efficiently and timely as possible.

“In addition to the launch of the site, we have other ambitious plans in the pipeline, including creating new employment opportunities,  launching new products to the market and further supporting our regional bases.”