Northern Ireland

Cookstown firm Anaconda wins Chile contract

A Cookstown company has won a £200,000 contract to supply materials handling machinery to one of Chile's biggest copper mines.

Anaconda Equipment International supplies screening and conveying equipment to turn mining waste into construction materials.

It is the County Tyrone company's first contract in Chile.

Invest Northern Ireland helped the firm to develop export sales through trade missions and exhibitions.

Ananaconda has also come to an agreement with major machinery distributor, TME in Santiago, to market its equipment throughout the country.

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

The company, established in 2005, specialises in the development of machinery that can fit conventional containers for shipping.

Its equipment can be found working in New Zealand, Australia, India, Africa, Middle East, Europe and North and South America including Bolivia and Panama.

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