CDE is celebrating its 30th year in business in 2022.
The anniversary comes as CDE has, over the past three decades, facilitated the diversion of over 100 million tons of construction, demolition, and excavation (CD&E) waste from landfills globally.
CDE is a family-owned business founded in 1992 by company Chairman Tony Convery.
Since its inception, CDE has successfully delivered over 2,000 proven solutions in over 100 countries. To this day the Convery family is central to the day-to-day operations of the global firm and the strategic direction of its future.
"When CDE was established three decades ago I was confident that we had something new to offer and that we could be a force to drive meaningful change in the industry," says Tony Convery. "In our relatively short history, we've made significant advancements, driven innovation through our technologies, achieved great success, and built a solid reputation for expert engineering that delivers for our customers. Under the direction of our senior leadership team and with the support of the next generation of the Convery family who are already rooted in the business, I'm in no doubt that CDE has a prosperous future ahead of it."
CDE employs a labour workforce of over 500 people, including over 120 engineers with a combined 1,000+ years of industry experience.
Headquartered in Northern Ireland, CDE operates across five regions - the U.K. and Ireland, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Australasia, and the Americas - with regional headquarters in each. In 2018, to build closer, direct ties with its growing customer base, CDE opened its Americas headquarters in Cleburne, Texas.
"At CDE, we share a common purpose to create our best world a ton at a time," says CDE's Chief Executive Officer Marc Jennings. "We're very proud to announce that in our 30th year, together with our customers, we have diverted 100 million tons of CD&E waste from landfills while continuing to support our customers to maximize their natural resources in the most sustainable way possible, with greater efficiency and less waste than ever before."
The Northern Irish firm has big plans to celebrate 30 years in business, including strengthening its manufacturing capabilities and regional hubs and expanding its workforce in response to increasing demand.
"CDE recorded its most successful year to date in 2021; we partnered with more customers than ever before and together we almost doubled our ambitious waste recycling targets for the year helping us surpass 100 million-ton-diversion from landfill," says Jennings.
In light of demand and to better serve its customers, CDE has also begun two major investments. CDE launched a new website that reflects its global reach, offering more content and resources than before. The new website provides visitors with an insight into CDE's solutions and the projects it has delivered. It has also invested in new cutting and automation equipment at its Monkstown fabrication campus to boost its manufacturing capacity. As part of its latest investment, it has installed two new Bystronic high-speed sheet metal laser cutting systems to boost productivity and output in line with growing international demand for its product set. Integrating seamlessly with these is a 400-ton steel storage and management system incorporating fully automated loading and offloading of the laser cutters. The new system will improve cutting capacity and efficiency and underpin future growth in manufacturing.