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Our History

See below a timeline marking the major events in our history:

2018 

We launched our new corporate branding, the new CDE marque has been designed to physically embody ‘A New World of Resource’.

We established five highly focused, sectoral teams: CDE Primo, CDE Reco, CDE Solv, CDE Meta, and CDEnviro.

  • CDE Primo – Maximizing sand & aggregate resources.
  • CDE Reco - Creating valuable resources from construction & demolition waste. 
  • CDE Solv - Creating high value from industrial sand resources.
  • CDE Meta - Transforming mining waste into value.
  • CDEnviro - Recycling today’s waste into tomorrow’s resource. 

2017

This year represents 25 years since CDE was born and throughout that time we've built our business on helping our customers to get the most out of the material being processed.

In 2017, CDE’s team expanded rapidly – we grew by over 100 people.

CDE was named the Deloitte Best Managed company, for the 10th consecutive year!

In April 2017, work began on the construction of the new CDE headquarters in Northern Ireland.

In June, CDE was ranked as one of the UK's private companies with the fastest-growing international sales by The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table.

CDE was honored to receive the award for the best engineering company in wet material processing equipment for the mining industry in Brazil! The awards ceremony, "Prêmio Top Engenharias", was organised by the association AEAEEUFMG and took place in September.

CDE received the Plant & Civil Engineer's award for Excellence in Customer Service as part of their Plant, Construction, and Quarry Awards in November 2017.

At the Impact Excellence Awards, CDE won for our project with Ulster University on the development of digital design technologies through a KTP project.

2016

Our production and assembly facility in Northern Ireland is extended, resulting in a 32% increase in production capacity.

In May 2016 CDE wins 2 awards at the Irish News Workplace & Employment Awards - Innovative Company and the new Entrepreneurial Spirit Award. This represents the 4th year in a row that CDE has been recognized as these prestigious workplace awards, widely regarded as the most prestigious awards in this sector on the island of Ireland.

CDE picks up another Deloitte Best Managed Company award - the 8th year in a row that the company has been recognized by Deloitte as one of the leading companies in Ireland.

2015

CDE wins the 'Managing Talent' award at the Irish News Workplace & Employment Awards for the third year in a row in recognition of our commitment to the ongoing personal and professional development of our people.

We also pick up the Platinum Award at the Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards - the 7th year in a row that we have won this particular award.

In a busy year, we also complete the installation of the largest wet processing plant for the recycling of construction, demolition, and excavation waste in the world for Velde Pukk in Stavanger, Norway.

2014

CDE Global Inc is incorporated in the US (Cary, North Carolina) as we seek to grow our presence in both the USA and Canada in the years ahead. 

This year also marks our debut appearance at ConExpo / ConAgg in Las Vegas, Nevada where the M4500 modular wash plant is launched to the global market.

2013

Minister for Enterprise, Trade, and Investment, Arlene Foster officially opens our new production and assembly facility in Cookstown, Northern Ireland.

In an award-filled year we represent the UK in the European Business Awards having been crowned national champions, pick up the 'Excellence in Private Business Award; from PwC and are also crowned All-Island Champions in the Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards in Dublin.

2011

Raymond Cooke and Colin Trainor are appointed to the CDE Global Ltd Board of Directors as Operations Director and Finance Director respectively.

2010

Company name changes from CDE Ireland Ltd to CDE Global Ltd to reflect the increasingly global nature of our business.

Terry Ashby is appointed to the CDE Global Ltd Board of Directors as Regional Director (UK).

In the same year, we also make our debut appearance at the Bauma exhibition in Munich, Germany where the M2500 mobile washing plant is launched to the global market.

2008

Work is completed on a new production, assembly, and quality control facility at global headquarters in Cookstown, Northern Ireland.

2007

Restructuring of the CDE Global Ltd Board of Directors with Tony Convery moving to the position of Chairman and Brendan McGurgan moving from the role of Finance Director to Managing Director.

2006

CDE is awarded a contract to supply the largest sand washing plant in the world to Qatar.

CDE Asia is established in Kolkata, India in a partnership between CDE Ireland Ltd and the Bhartia family.

2004

Brendan McGurgan joins CDE as Finance Director.

2000

CDE Ireland Ltd is established with Tony Convery, Rosemary Convery, and Enda Ivanoff as Directors.

1997

Current Sales Director, Enda Ivanoff joins the company.

1992

CDE is founded by current company Chairman, Tony Convery.