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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 the UK & Ireland

Since 1992, CDE has grown to be the market leader in the UK wet processing equipment market.

The CDE story began in the UK & Irish market, with the patented EvoWash™ fine sands classification system - helping our customers to maximise the efficiency of their sand washing operations through the introduction of our innovative compact washing plant. Since then, the story has continued to evolve and today we are helping companies across the region to unlock value in their waste material by providing proven solutions for the wet processing of a vast stream of waste materials.

Your CDE team in the UK & Ireland is led by David Kinloch, Director of Business Development for UK & Ireland.

David brings over 10 years of industry experience to the role and has been with CDE since 2014. David has been involved in many of the largest projects in the UK & Ireland, providing a range of solutions for many companies in the sand & aggregates, and C&D waste recycling industries.

David is supported in his efforts by a robust team of local business development and technical experts who work tirelessly to deliver the right solution for our customers. In addition to our business development personnel, this team also includes project management and after-sales support, as well as our own dedicated installation and commissioning teams. 

Association Memberships

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 UK and Ireland these include:

  • Associate Member Quarry Products Association Northern Ireland (QPANI) 
  • Associate Member of Mineral Products Association
  • Irish Mining & Quarrying Society (IMQS)
  • Institute of Quarrying
  • Geoscience Ireland
  • Irish Plant Contractors
  • Chartered Institute of Waste Management (CIWM) 

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

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