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Who Is CDE?

Since our formation in 1992, CDE has designed, manufactured, and commissioned more wet processing plants than any other company in the world.


Together with our customers we are diverting millions of tons of material from landfill, protecting sands in areas where natural reserves are in decline and enabling production to happen closer to markets.

We are minimising environmental impact. We are creating game-changing solutions. We are prioritising people and the planet.

We Are CDE. Engineered For You

We empower our customers to transform waste into valuable resources through innovative co-creation, laying the foundations for the circular economy.

We help our customers maximise their natural resources in the most sustainable way possible – with greater efficiency and less waste than ever before. Our unparalleled speed and scale are down to our proximity to our customers and our deep understanding of their challenges. Our track record of proven solutions consistently meets our customers’ needs precisely, operating in challenging environments from the Arctic to the Equator.

Wet processing is our sole focus –our experience and expertise is unmatched in this field. 

Every day, in everything we do, we strive to do it right. We want to be the best at what we do and deliver the maximum benefit for our customers. We pull together, as a team, in pursuit of this common cause. Our “Customer for Life” mentality fortifies each of our projects, with CDE engineers delivering continuous, limitless support.

We work with customers across the world to deliver proven materials washing solutions that enable them to:
Improve the efficiency of their operations
New Markets
Open new markets for their end products
Maximise ROI
Maximise their return on investment

A Global Footprint

CDE operates across five strategic markets with dedicated teams in each market on hand to deliver proven solutions and aftersales support for our customers.

Our headquarters in Cookstown, Northern Ireland, is home to the world’s largest campus dedicated to the wet processing industry. All our equipment is pre-wired, assembled and factory tested in our manufacturing facilities in Cookstown and Monkstown, Northern Ireland.  This ensures a faster setup when we arrive on site, so that you are processing material as soon as possible and realising a quicker return on your investment.

Alongside our global HQ, we have offices in the USA to serve our customers in North America; Austria to serve the European market; Australia to serve the Australasian market; UAE to serve the Middle East & African markets, and Brazil, to serve the Latin America market.


CDE in North America

The CDE team in North America is led by our Business Development Director for The Americas, Darren Eastwood. Darren joined CDE in 2004 after graduating with a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. Now, as Business Development Director for CDE in North America, Darren will continue to grow CDE's presence and footprint in the region across all sectors.

Our continued expansion in North America resulted in the opening of our new North American Headquarters in 2018 in DFW, Texas, following several years in the region in North Carolina. The region continues to be a huge focus for CDE, and our team of locally based experts work across the USA and Canada to ensure we deliver the best solutions for our customers. 

We stock a huge range of parts and spares in our Texas facility, allowing us to service our customers quickly and easily. With a knowledgeable business development team, dedicated project managers, aftersales & customer support, technical engineers, and installation and commissioning teams in the US & Canada, CDE is ready to help you with your next washing project. We also have several preferred partners spread across the US & Canada, helping to ensure we deliver for our customers.


We are committed to supporting and being actively involved in the development of the industries in which we work. We are members of a number of trade bodies in the USA including:

  • National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA)
  • Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)
  • Construction Recycling & Demolition Association (CDRA) 
  • California Construction & Industrial Materials Association (CalCIMA)
  • Texas Aggregates and Concrete Association (TACA) 
  • Pennsylvania Aggregates and Concrete Association (PACA)
  • Oklahoma Aggregate Association (OKAA)
  • Ontario Sand, Stone and Gravel Association (OSSGA)
  • Michigan Aggregates Association (MAA)
  • Georgia Concrete & Aggregate Association (GCAA)
  • Missouri Limestone Producers Association (MLPA)

Get in touch with our team today to see how we can help you improve your operational performance.

We are CDE, here for you.

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