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Jobs boost for sewage equipment manufacturer

By Margaret Canning

An equipment company in Co Tyrone today said it will create 20 new jobs and build a new factory as part of a multi-million pound investment.

CDEnviro in Cookstown, which makes equipment for the sewage and waste water treatment industries, said the move will allow it to expand beyond Ireland and the UK into markets like western Europe and Latin America.

It already supplies major UK water utilities including Scottish Water, Severn Trent and United Utilities, as well as supplying contractors.

The company, which was set up just over two years ago, refused to disclose the exact amount of the investment but said it amounted to "several million".

General manager Matt Bunting said: "This expansion is the result of the success we have enjoyed in the UK market since the formation of CDEnviro in April 2011 and the creation of 20 new high-value jobs is great news for Northern Ireland."

CDEnviro is part of CDE Global, set up in 2010 to manufacture washing and classification equipment for quarries and mines.

The two companies operate from the same headquarters in Cookstown and employ 120 people, including staff in an office in Brazil.

CDE Global has also sought to expand overseas, opening new offices in India and Brazil. It also has a wide-reaching distribution network covering Europe, Australasia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East.

Another 120 people work in CDE Asia in Kolkata, India.

Brian McCullough, head of talent and organisation development at CDE Global, said: "Our success is down to a continuing focus on innovation, developing the right partnerships and constantly developing our people."

Work on a new factory with project managers Yellowbrick and contractors Sean McGlone Building Contractors has now started and is due to finish in August.

The company said the 20 new jobs will be created over the next year in engineering, project management and business development.

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