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CDE to create more than one hundred jobs

CDE Global

Company says 110 new roles to be created over next six years as part of £6.8 million investment 

MATERIALS washing specialists CDE have announced that they are to create 110 new jobs over the next six years as part of a £6.8 million investment into the business. The investment is being supported by £1.3 million from Invest Northern Ireland.

The new jobs, all paying above the Northern Ireland average wage, will span a wide range of disciplines including engineering, business development, purchasing, finance, customer care, project management and project delivery.

CDE currently employ 201 people with 172 based at the company’s headquarters in Cookstown, Co. Tyrone. The company also has a presence in Kolkata, India; Sao Paulo, Brazil; and Cary, North America.

Managing director Brendan McGurgan said: ‘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 US and Europe.

‘CDE’s 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.’

CDE say that this year alone, they have sold equipment to countries as far afield as the US and Canada, Brazil, Australia, India, Iceland and Sweden, among others.

Mr McGurgan added: ‘We already have the largest campus in the world dedicated to the wet processing of minerals and our expansion plans will necessitate further development of this infrastructure.’

Pictured at CDE’s headquarters in Cookstown when the investment and jobs announcement was made are (left to right): Alastair Hamilton, chief executive of Invest NI; Northern Ireland’s First Minister, Arlene Foster; CDE managing director Brendan McGurgan; deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness; and Enterprise Minister Jonathan Bell MLA). 

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