McLanahan Corp. has broken ground on the development of a new factory in Ardboe, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland, for Anaconda Equipment. The facility will cover 31,330 sq. ft. and will be home to a new paint shop, blast area and assembly area. The new facility will allow for an increase in production capacity by up to 30%.
The increased capacity will lead to the creation of a number of job opportunities in the region to support the speed at which machines will pass through production.
The new facility will be home to the state-of-the-art paint shop and blasting processes. The addition of a new blasting and paint shop will allow Anaconda to further improve the quality of the machines produced with a superior paint finish. As a company dedicated to satisfying customers and dealers, Anaconda places emphasis on the quality of the machinery produced. The investment into new, innovative and high tech painting and blasting machinery will aid with further ensuring an already high quality finish.
With an increasing customer demand for the Anaconda Equipment portfolio globally, the expansion to the company facilities will be welcomed. Quality enhancements, environmental benefits, shorter lead times and increased productivity will all help Anaconda meet one of the company’s core goals – customer satisfaction.
“Over the last few years Anaconda has been deep in development of its tracked crushing equipment line with the launch of its open and closed circuit J12 Jaw and I12 Impactor models to add to its current full line of tracked screening, scalping, recycling and conveying equipment. We have an aggressive design plan to bring to market a number of additional tracked jaw, impactor and cone models, and a huge part of that strategy has been the work behind the scenes in finalizing the planning permissions for our new 31,300-sq.-ft., state-of-the-art production facility adjacent to the current Anaconda facility,” said Co-Managing Director Alistair Forsyth.
“We are extremely proud of the growth that Anaconda has seen since its launch on the market in 2009, and this new facility will allow us to better serve our customer base for years to come. Furthermore, this expansion will bring a number of additional employment and supply opportunities to the local economy that has supported us throughout our journey,” said Co-Managing Director Martin Quinn.
Headquartered in Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland, Anaconda Equipment is part of the McLanahan Corp. family of companies. In 2019, they joined McLanahan’s 185-years of history to help expand the company’s product offering and reach a wider dealer network. Both companies have a strong commitment to innovation and long-lasting customer relationships.