CDE Global is the largest wet processing equipment manufacturer in the world and works with its customers to maximise the return on their investment and gain significant competitive advantage while minimising environmental impacts. Its commitment to developing business in Africa was motioned when the company established its office (CDE South Africa (Pty) Ltd) in South Africa and appointed Nicolan Govender as Business Manager for Southern Africa.
The African continent has high infrastructure demands and the materials washing solutions CDE develops are ideal for quarrying and mining sectors supplying large construction and infrastructure projects. By using CDE equipment, the environmental benefits are significant, not the least of which is that up to 90% of the water is recycled when a wet processing washing plant is combined with a CDE AquaCycle water recovery system. “Customers have yet to realise how they can not only minimise water consumption – something that is increasingly important when having to reapply for water licences – but also that the end product, because it is washed effectively, is of superior quality”, adds Govender.
With its global headquarters in Northern Ireland, CDE Global has the world’s largest campus dedicated to the wet processing of materials in the sand and aggregates, mining, C&D waste recycling, industrial sands and environmental sectors.
Working with a world-class engineering team, Govender has, for example, recently sold a complete bespoke plant in the North West province for a waste dump recovery operation. The customer, a local mining operator, will now use a new state-of-the-art wet processing plant using the manufacturer’s flagship EvoWash system in synergy with a water-saving AquaCycle water management system.
The installation runs a CDE M4500 sand washing plant, an Infinity fine screen and an EvoWash featuring cyclonic technology to produce an extremely high specification product for the customer.
Govender believes there is great potential not only in developing specific market sectors, such as quarries and mines but, importantly, in providing technology and equipment that can effectively tackle and minimise the very real environmental problems that these industries create and which they need to address urgently.
About the future, Nicolan adds: “CDE is unique in Africa in terms of the range of tailor-made products it offers, which are both high tech and simple to use. With 22 years of experience in the business, CDE has carved a reputation of excellence internationally and our existing customers in Africa regularly become repeat clients as their production – and therefore business – grows thanks to their CDE installation. The future of washing is bright in Africa and I am excited about the company’s prospects and to be heading the development of our operations in the region.”