Terex has broken ground on a new multi-million-dollar manufacturing facility in Northern Ireland.
Focusing on the design, manufacturing and development of the OEM’s Ecotec and TCS (Terex Conveying Systems) machines, the £12m (US$15.8m) factory will be located in Campsie. With the Ecotec product line of waste management and recycling vehicles having expanded since 2014, the facility will focus on advancing the technologies and services available within the sector.
Complementing the firm’s core material processing, crushing, screening and shredding equipment, the TCS mobile conveying systems are designed to offer advantages over conventional wheel conveyor products – including lower running costs, improved efficiency and cleaner exhaust pipes.
Speaking at an announcement at the Guildhall in Derry, Kieran Hegarty, president of Terex Materials Processing, said, “As part of our growth strategy, we continually review markets to identify potential opportunities. The waste management, recycling and mobile conveying sectors are areas of significant growth and our objective is to be recognized as a leading global manufacturer in these areas. Our Terex Campsie facility will enable us to realize this ambition.”
Work is already underway at the new site, which is projected to be operational later this year. Approximately 100 new jobs will be created, including production operative roles, management and support roles in HR, operations and finance, as well as a highly skilled engineering team that will be trained to leverage the company’s cutting-edge engineering capabilities and lead the development of the two product portfolios on its books.
Hegarty added, “Our investment of this size in a new facility will support our ongoing growth and development as we seek to build on the momentum of increased demand for our products globally.”