Anaconda break ground on new factory
Work commences on new 31,300 sq ft state-of-the-art production facility in Northern Ireland
ANACONDA Equipment, global manufacturers of material processing equipment and part of McLanahan Corporation, have broken ground on the development of a new factory in Ardboe, Co. Tyrone, in Northern Ireland.
Home to a new paint shop, blast area, and assembly area, the new facility will allow for up to a 30% increase in production capacity, leading to the creation of several new job opportunities in the region.
The new facility will cover 31,330 sq ft and will be home to state-of-the-art paint and blasting processes, allowing Anaconda to further improve the quality of their machines with a superior paint finish.
With increasing customer demand for Anaconda equipment globally, the company says the expansion to its facilities will bring quality enhancements, environmental benefits, shorter lead times and increased productivity.
‘Over the last few years, we have been deep in development of our tracked crushing equipment line with the launch of the open- and closed-circuit J12 jaw and I12 impactor models to add to our current full line of tracked screening, scalping, recycling, and conveying equipment,’ said co-managing director Alistair Forsyth.
‘We have an aggressive design plan to bring to market a number of additional tracked jaw, impactor, and cone models, and a huge part of that strategy has been the work behind the scenes in finalizing the planning permissions for our new 31,300 sq ft state-of-the-art production facility adjacent to the current Anaconda facility.’
Co-managing director Martin Quinn (centre of photo) added: ‘We are extremely proud of the growth that we have seen since Anaconda launched on the market in 2009, and this new facility will allow us to better serve our customer base for years to come. Furthermore, this expansion will bring a number of additional employment and supply opportunities to the local economy that has supported us throughout our journey.’