Demand for compact screening on the increase!
- 25 August 2011
- Company & Industry News
Anaconda Equipment, the Northern Ireland based manufacturer of mobile screens and stockpiling conveyors, is currently enjoying increased demand for their range of screening equipment. Anaconda offer three types of screen; the Df410 scalping screen, the SR410 conventional aggregates screen, and the TD516 trommel screen. The range of equipment can be classified as 'entry level' or 'compact' as is available on crawler tracks or wheel chassis.
Anaconda is a relative newcomer to the industry, having launched their first tracked screen at the Hillhead quarry exhibition in Buxton in 2010. However, those involved in design, manufacture and sale process have been involved in the sector for many years, as highlighted by Alistair Forsyth, the company's managing director:
"I have been involved in this sector since 1999 and my business partner, Martin Quinn, has been involved since 1986. Con Gallagher looks after sales and he began his career in the industry in 1995, so it is fair to day we are not newcomers to the sector."
When asked about the rapid success to date, Mr Forsyth highlights three key reasons for their growth:
Our ability to ship all screens in 40' containers without any breakdown is a huge selling point as it reduces the shipping cost dramatically — this cost saving is passed onto the end user making the product price very attractive when compared to other imported screens. The DF410 has been particularly successful as it is versatile across a range of applications and has excellent throughput for such a compact screen. Another reason for our success to date has been in the quality of equipment we turn out. Our design team are very focused on the features, benefits, ease of use and overall quality of the products manufactured."
Anaconda's range of equipment can be found working around the globe from New Zealand to the US and South Africa to Sweden. New Zealand in particular has been an attractive market for Anaconda and one where the DF410 has been particularly successful due to it's versatility across a range of applications. Mr Forsyth continues:
"One of the first applications in New Zealand the DF410 was used in was to recover scrap metal from fines enabling the company to sell the scrap metal for good return. Another recycling application was the recovery and reuse of utilities waste from a project out of Auckland. The 0-20mm 'fines' was reused in the same trenches dug to lay the pipes/cables. The distributor in New Zealand is finding new applications all the time and enquiries have been steadily increasing."
Anaconda plans to continue focusing heavily on the compact product market and has found many distributors willing to take on the range around the globe. They are confident recovering markets in Europe will help maintain the growth and, with a promise of further product enhancement and new product development, the future for Anaconda is certainly promising.
Anaconda Equipment International
Ardboe Business Park
T: 028 86737878
F: 028 86736775