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CDE Expands Australasian Team as Recovery Drives Demand in Sector

19 November 2021

CDE has expanded its team in the Australasian market as it responds to growing demand for its solutions.

James Murphy has been appointed as the company’s new Area Sales Manager for the Australasian region and is one of four new recruits to join the team recently.

He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the CDE team as a trained Mechanical Engineer with over 7 years’ experience in the sale of wet processing equipment in the local market.

James will be responsible for managing sales activity across CDE’s waste recycling and natural processing sectors in the Southern States of Australia.

James Murphy, Area Sales Manager, CDE:

“CDE is a solution-orientated and truly data-driven business with innovative and entrepreneurial people at the heart of everything it does. I’m very pleased to join the team and play my role in delivering engineering excellence in the region.”

Other additions to the team include Anthony Lagan, who will be managing project installations in Australia; David Cropp, who has joined the company’s CustomCare team, which provides after sales support to guarantee customers get the maximum performance from their CDE equipment; and Craig McConnell, who will offer technical support to assist the presales and commissioning teams in the Sydney area.

The expansion of the team follows a successful 18 months for CDE in the local market with several major projects delivered such as Waters Excavation, an 80tph wash plant processing concrete and site excavation waste, and many new project announcements including PF Formation, a Maroota-based company which recently invested in a 400tph sand washing solution.

Murphy says infrastructure investments in response to COVID-19 present opportunities to further expand CDE’s presence in the market.

“The Australian government are investing significantly in infrastructure projects. For quarry operators this means increased demand for both natural and recycled construction materials. This buoyant market is giving both private and corporate businesses the confidence to re-invest in their operations so they can capitalise on the heightened activity.”

In June 2020, to secure jobs and support the national economy to bounce back after COVID-19, the Australian Government announced a $1.5 billion infrastructure stimulus package, which forms part of the infrastructure pipeline and complements the government's commitment of $2.5 billion for the Local Road and Community Infrastructure Program[1].

As part of the 2021-2022 Federal Budget, the Australian Government announced an increase in the instant asset write-off scheme in response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Under this scheme, businesses can claim the full value of all new eligible depreciable assets of any value that are first used or installed before June 30, 2023[2].

Commenting on CDE’s recent activity in the market, Murphy adds: “The waste processing market has been strong for us with several turnkey projects due to be commissioned before the end of the year.

“We have also launched a new product this year, the HYDRO:TIP. It was designed to facilitate easy and efficient processing of hydro excavation waste, further demonstrating CDE’s commitment to innovating within the waste recycling sector. With that said, natural processing is still a core part of our offering. The team have delivered a number of dredging systems this year along with alluvial gravel and manufactured sand projects.”

Daniel Webber, CDE’s Regional Manager for Australasia, says: “The expansion of our team in the region demonstrates our commitment to our existing customers and to expanding our offering as demand for our innovative solutions in the natural and waste processing sectors continues to rise. We’re confident James and all of our newest team members will be a leading force for CDE in the local market, strengthening our proposition with their impressive industry experience and driving change as we champion more efficient and sustainable practices with our cutting-edge technologies."

[1] Australian Government | Infrastructure Investment response to COVID-19:

[2] Australian Government | Instant asset write-off for eligible businesses:

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