Terex Materials Processing acquires MDS International

By |  July 8, 2021
Photo: Terex MPS

MDS offers heavy-duty trommels that will enable expansion into areas of the market that Terex Materials Processing does not currently serve. Photo: Terex Materials Processing

Terex Materials Processing, a manufacturer of materials processing equipment, purchased MDS International, which manufactures heavy-duty and recycling trommels, apron feeders and conveyor systems.

MDS, which is based in Monaghan, Ireland, was founded in 1995 by Liam and Una Murray. The company aims to design and develop engineering solutions for the industry.

The acquisition supports Terex Materials Processing’s growth strategy to expand its offering in the crushing and screening and environmental industries with products that complement its existing portfolio, the company says. MDS offers heavy-duty trommels that will enable expansion into areas of the market that Terex Materials Processing does not currently serve.

Additionally, Terex Materials Processing says it expects to achieve strong commercial synergies from this deal, as several Terex Materials Processing distributors already carry the MDS line.

MDS’s 34,000-sq.-ft. facility will be the first Terex location in Ireland. The facility is within a short driving distance of Terex’s Dungannon and Omagh sites in Northern Ireland, the company says, providing ready access to the Northern Ireland team and enabling closer coordination with the resources at those facilities.

The MDS facility and its team members will be led by Conor Hegarty, general manager and business line director. Previously, Hegarty held the position of international sales director at Terex Ecotec.

“The addition of MDS to our portfolio of businesses will bolster our growth and improve our product offering,” says Pat Brian, vice president of mobile crushing and screening at Terex Materials Processing. “The business has been well managed, is on a terrific growth trajectory, and its heavy-duty trommels address a gap in our own product lines while also having a lot of synergy with what we already manufacture and distribute.”

MDS will remain a standalone brand along with Terex Materials Processing’s crushing and screening businesses, such as Powerscreen, Terex Finlay and EvoQuip.

“I am so proud of how MDS has grown over the past 25 years – to have a multinational company like Terex interested in our business is a testament to what we have achieved,” says Liam Murray, manager director of MDS. “MDS will now have the global resources of Terex to develop and grow it to new levels. I feel this is the right move for our business and team. This sale will also bring new levels of support to customers and dealers worldwide. I will always care deeply for our MDS family and will remain on board for a period of time, in order to support a smooth transition to Terex ownership.”

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