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Materials handling

Supporting infrastructure and reducing waste

We are home to a unique cluster of solution providers who excel at engineering, are innovative and are truly global. Our world-class products have applications across different sectors including construction, mining, quarrying, demolition, ports, agriculture, airports and recycling.

We take pride in continually adapting and investing in research and development to meet the needs of global customers. As every material, geography, climate and site presents different challenges, we do not just sell machines we provide solutions in collaboration with customers.

In Northern Ireland, you will find engineering and manufacturing excellence supported by a comprehensive supply chain and fused with close collaboration with government and academia ensures our solutions are reliable and high performing always delivering economic and environmental benefits.

Find Materials Handling Companies

  • We manufacture over 40% of the world’s tracked mobile crushing and screening equipment.

  • The sector employs more than 8,000 people in over 100 companies.

  • When you buy from Northern Ireland you buy 60 years of leading the world in Mobile Bulk Materials Processing equipment.

  • Our products operate 24/7 in the most demanding markets and harshest operating environments – in temps ranging from -40 to 50 C.

Areas of expertise

Mining and construction

Area of sector expertise

  • Crushing, screening, conveying
  • Washing/ dewatering plant
  • Concrete & asphalt
  • Other equipment
  • A full range of mobile and modular material processing equipment including concrete continuous mixing plants and block making
  • Equipment used in processing minerals from coal and iron ore to diamonds
  • Machinery producing high-value aggregates
  • Supporting critical infrastructure projects globally


Area of sector expertise

  • Mobile recycling
  • Complete systems
  • Other recycling
  • Customisable and scaleble solutions to crush, screen, sort, convey, wash, reduce a variety of waste streams
  • Machinery used for recycling materials from C&D, asphalt and compost to municipal waste
  • Diverting product from landfill and Creating new revenue streams

Read more about our companies

Handling equipment and vehicles

Area of sector expertise

  • Forklifts/ lifting equipment
  • Warehouse/ production
  • Ports/ railway/ airport
  • Trailers
  • Other handling equipment/ vehicles
  • Range of equipment including bulk transfer and semi-trailers, site dumpers, buckets, booms, grapples, grabs, hydraulic couplers and attachments
  • Handling equipment from ports to warehouses
  • Airport ground support equipment and airside passenger transport
  • Parcel handling solutions and automated conveyor processes


Area of sector expertise

  • Grassland management
  • Trailers
  • Other agri machinery
  • Products from slurry tankers and dribble bars to livestock handling equipment
  • Cutting edge technology and efficient farm machinery
  • Full range of farm trailers
  • Expert skills and knowledge based on experience – farming is Northern Ireland’s biggest industry.

Supply chain

Area of sector expertise

  • Fabrication
  • Surface finishing
  • Components and assemblies
  • Automation / electronics
  • Hydraulics
  • Design services/ software
  • Other components and services
  • Comprehensive range of services for the materials processing sector from conveyor belts, control panels and drums to complex telematics
  • Agile and responsive to change
  • Experienced and aligned to the needs of Materials Handling companies
  • Local and easily accessible

Northern Ireland for foreign direct investment

Northern Ireland is an attractive place for investment in the materials handling sector thanks to a combination of factors including skills availability, excellent infrastructure, cost-effectiveness and a supportive business environment. To find out more, visit our Invest in Northern Ireland section.

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