Cherry Drainage Pipes is part of Cherry Plastics Group and specialises in the manufacture and distribution of plastic drainage systems to the Agricultural, Civil Engineering and Construction Industries throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Cherry Drainage Pipes was established in 1969 by David Cherry for the manufacture of precast concrete drainage pipes. The company grew quickly and by the mid 70's Cherry Concrete Pipes were distributed throughout Ireland. What began with a single concrete pipe machine in a small out building; moved to a purpose built factory on a 20 acre site close to Dungannon, Co. Tyrone.
In the mid 90's the company began manufacturing HDPE (high density polyethylene) drainage systems, whilst continuing the manufacture of precast concrete pipes, it became the first company in Ireland to manufacture both plastic and concrete drainage systems. As technology developed and market trends changed the demand for plastic drainage systems increased and in 2006 the decision was made to cease production of precast concrete pipes and concentrate on the expansion and development of the HDPE pipe manufacturing.
Cherry Drainage Pipes manufacture a single wall land drainage system, a twin wall surface and storm water drainage system and a twin wall cable protection system from high quality reprocessed rHDPE. Until 2008 the reprocessed materials used in the manufacturing of Cherry Drainage Pipes products was sourced from a variety of suppliers throughout Europe. However as the company grew and expanded the potential benefits of processing raw material in house were realised, and so a Recycling Division was established with the acquisition of Irelands largest automated NIR (Near Infra Red) plastic bottle sorting plant.
The Recycling Division is now Irelands largest plastic recycling company and operate a plastic bottle sorting plant, a Polyolefin washing plant with an Integrated water treatment facility and an extrusion plant for repelletising, compounding and now supplies Cherry Drainage Pipes with raw material for its manufacturing processes, ensuring Cherry Drainage Pipes are produced from the highest quality reprocessed material.
Above, part of Cherry Drainage Pipes stock yard.