Tyrone company wins £200k contract

TYRONE company Anaconda equipment International has won a £200,000 contract to supply machinery to one of Chile’s biggest copper mines.

The company, which has been assisted by Invest Northern Ireland to develop export sales through participation in trade missions and at exhibitions, has supplied screening and conveying equipment to turn mining waste into construction materials.

The contract, announced by Con Gallagher, Anaconda’s Sales and Marketing Director, followed the company’s participation in last year’s ConExpo show for the quarrying, mining and materials handling industry in Las Vegas.

Another outcome of the show was the agreement with a major machinery distributor, TME in Santiago, to market the company’s equipment throughout the country.

The deal, Anaconda’s first in Chile, was welcomed by Maurice Patterson, Invest NI Trade Development Services.

Mr Gallagher said: “The business in Chile followed a visit to our stand at ConExpo by senior executives from the mining operation. They were aware of the capability of Anaconda equipment from our website and wanted to explore how we could help them solve a huge waste problem.

“Another unique selling point for us was our longstanding expertise and experience in the design, manufacturing and commissioning of robust machinery that can be fitted easily in a container for shipping virtually anywhere in the world.”

Anaconda Equipment International, located near Ardboe, employs 37 people in the design, manufacture and distribution worldwide of a range of mobile screening and conveying equipment for the mining, quarry and recycling industries.