CDE Wins £4 Million in Recycling Contracts
- 03 September 2007
- Company & Industry News
Following the recent EU Parliamentary commitment to recycle 70% of all construction and demolition waste by 2020, there has been an increased demand and industry focus on how these governmental targets can be met. The aggregates industry has been under enormous pressure to find ways to conserve and make best use of increasingly scarce natural materials and one way to do this is to reuse, reclaim or recycle construction, demolition and excavation waste materials.
The announcement of £4million worth of contracts last month in the UK confirms that Cookstown based CDE is leading the way in the design and manufacture of recycling equipment. CDE's products can easily process the millions of tonnes of construction and demolition waste which is produced every year and convert it into commercially viable materials.
CDE has achieved their recent boost to their order books through substantial research and investment in the market and subsequently offering an environmental solution to processing construction waste. They have built up a vast level of knowledge and experience in customising numerous construction and demolition waste recycling plants throughout the UK most recently being Derwen Construction in West Glamorgan on the outskirts of Swansea.
The Derwen plant is the first of its kind in Wales and offers a greener alternative to waste disposal at landfill sites. The majority of the materials processed at Derwen originate from green-field excavations and rock overburden; materials which are normally sent to landfills. These materials are now processed by the CDE plant producing high quality, washed, sustainable, certified aggregates which conform to both British and European standards and furthermore contribute towards minimising waste to landfill and meeting landfill targets.
CDE Managing Director Brendan McGurgan said:
"We are delighted with the £4million recycling contracts last month and are pleased to be contributing to the sustainability of the industry through the provision of our recycling solutions whilst adding significant value for our customers. Given the various legislative changes at both a national and EU level, this is an area that we see becoming increasingly important over the next few years."
CDE have also confirmed their attendance at the forthcoming Recycling and Waste Management exhibition at the NEC, Birmingham, in September at which they will be providing details on how their products can be used in this area to help companies meet the stringent targets laid down for the recycling of construction and demolition waste.
"The RWM exhibition is the leading recycling show in the UK and Ireland and the theme of our stand at the show will be profit from waste' ", explains CDE Marketing Manager, Peter Craven. "The range of products we can offer this particular sector of the market allow customers to produce products that can actually generate revenue. Previously, these products would have incurred considerable costs as they were simply disposed of in various ways including landfill sites."
CDE have built up a vast level of knowledge and experience in recent years designing numerous construction and demolition waste recycling plants throughout the UK and Ireland. There have been countless hours spent researching this market sector due to the traditional problems found when trying to process construction and demolition waste.
The CDE service begins with a member of the global CDE sales team visiting the customer's site. Every CDE representative is highly trained with expert industry knowledge. Uniquely all representatives are direct employees of CDE, meaning that every customer is dealing directly with the manufacturers of their plant. During these site visits the CDE representative will discuss the customer's process in order to establish the requirements and expectations. This information will then be passed to the design team based at the CDE Head Office.
The next stage involves the testing of the feed material which is carried out at CDE's in-house laboratory at their head office in Cookstown. The CDE design team, armed with 3-D drawing capabilities can then begin to design the plant around site space and customer requirements.
"The CDE design approach is unique to this industry, every project we do requires a high level of design time due to the amount of customisation we provide. The results of this however are undeniable and is one of the main reasons why CDE are becoming a globally dominant force" comments CDE's Design Manager Brian McCullough.
Once the design has been finalised between both parties the manufacturing process begins. Quality components are a key ingredient in all plants manufactured by CDE. This is crucial for the high level of performance and reliability CDE plants achieve. CDE units are the most advanced and highly tested currently available with extensive use of hot-vulcanised natural rubber as a lining of wear parts. This substantially improves wear performance and life. Where third parties are used they are industry leaders in their sector; all pumps used by CDE are Warman and Tema-Isenmann supply polyurethane panels.
When it comes to installing the plant CDE can provide complete project management, acting as principle contractor, supplying cranes and working at height equipment, on site health and safety and even civil supply. An experienced CDE project engineer will be allocated to ensure that the installation process runs smoothly without snagging.
Once operational, the CDE service does not stop. CDE have a complete after sales department dedicated to minimising customer downtime. This includes a preventative maintenance programme which sees a CDE engineer with full knowledge about the plant history regularly reporting and recommending maintenance action. CDE also operates a Part and Service Centre from its head office ensuring that if a customer requires replacing of a wear item, CDE can provide it. There are CDE service engineers mobilised throughout the world to ensure that someone is always on hand should their presence be required on site.
CDE have ensured through their drive for service excellence that they will be able to supply customers with high quality custom designed solutions that will help in the drive to achieve the stringent legislative targets laid down by the EU. There are many examples of companies throughout the UK who have discovered that by washing their construction and demolition waste with a CDE system they are adding much greater value to their final products than was possible with more conventional processes.
Due to the continued growth and expansion of the company, CDE Ireland is currently recruiting a number of positions. For full details visit http://www.cdeireland.com/ or telephone 028 867 67900.