Powerscreen celebrates 50 years of business

By |  June 21, 2016
Powerscreen hosted a world dealer conference in Florida in 2014. Photo courtesy of Powerscreen

Powerscreen hosted a world dealer conference in Florida in 2014. Photo courtesy of Powerscreen

Powerscreen celebrates its 50th year of being in business this year.

The company was founded in 1966 under the name of Ulster Plant in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. Powerscreen debuted in 1966, which is when the founders pioneered the concept of mobile screening, the company reports. In 1969, Powerscreen exported its first machine to Sweden.

According to the company, it pioneered the mobile machine concept. In 2015, it launched the Warrior 600, a scalping unit.

“From Ulster Plant to serving customers around the world today, Powerscreen is the story of teamwork,” says Colin Clements, product line director for Powerscreen. “Our customers have trusted us and helped us to build and define the industry, as well as creating ways for people to work safely. It is through teamwork that we will continue to find new solutions and opportunities.”

In 1966, Powerscreen employed eight people. Today, it employs about 600 people, manufactures more than 50 product lines and operates in more than 80 countries. It also has more than 120 distributors globally.

“Powerscreen is in my blood. I joined in 1968 when it was just a little local factory and today it’s part of my family’s life,” says Pat McGeary, Blue Group chairman. “I am proud to have been part of the success story and to see the passion and dedication that was there when I joined is still there today.”

Powerscreen is a part of Terex Corp. It designs and manufactures mobile crushing equipment and mobile screening equipment for the mining, quarrying, demolition and recycling industries.

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