CPE America has made Georgia its U.S. headquarters for sales, service and rental.
The company specializes in concrete pumps used in housing, commercial and industrial construction projects. The pumps reach heights up to 200 feet.
“The Georgia Ports Authority welcomes CPE America’s headquarters in Metter, Georgia,” said Cliff Pyron, chief commercial officer at the Georgia Ports Authority. “We are proud to have CPE as a customer, utilizing both our Ocean Terminal and Garden City facilities. We look forward to a long and prosperous relationship with this company.”
CPE America, an offshoot of Concrete Pump Engineering of Australia, is the authorized distributor of Everdigm concrete pumps in North America. The company will sell Everdigm pumps and provide spare parts and service to customers across America for all makes and models of concrete pumps. CPE America will also provide both short- and long-term rentals on the equipment, as well as a rent-to-own option.
CPE America President Sebastian Falzon said proximity to the Port of Savannah was key to the company’s decision to choose the Metter location.
“We needed to be near a port that handles flat racks and containers,” Falzon said. “We also needed to be close to the interstate, but not more than an hour from the port. We wanted to be in a right-to-work state and in a small community. This is a family business, so we want to be good corporate citizens.”
CPE America employs welders, electricians and customer service personnel.
“This development has gone into a building that was on the market for more than 25 years in Metter, and this project was sourced through the GPA,” said Stacy Watson, general manager of economic and industrial development at the Georgia Ports Authority. “This is a great example of the port’s impact on a rural area of the state.”