About Us

Finlay Block Making Equipment was started back in the early 1950s, by the late John Finlay. John originally began his business as general engineering for the concrete industry.

In those early years, most of his engineering designs were focused on his own needs within the concrete business. From this most humble of beginnings, he built up a very strong engineering group of Finlay companies, which included mobile screening, mobile block machinery and forklift trucks.

Up to his untimely death in 1986, the Finlay companies were renowned around the world for quality engineering and excellent after sales support. John Finlay was synonymous within the concrete industry in Ireland and was considered an equal with Harry Ferguson, another Northern Ireland engineering genius.

The Finlay block making equipment business was acquired by Coote Engineering in 2016 and now operates under the Coote Finlay brand. Our team of design engineers are dedicated to continuous advancement and system efficiency to meet the ever present demands of the industry for more cost effective block production.

We are committed to delivering the best block making equipment in the world and look forward to working with our customers on this journey.

About Coote

Years of Experience

From the creation of the company in 1953, Finlay have been designing and manufacturing the highest standard of concrete block making machinery and equipment. With over six decades of experience, there is nothing we cant do for you and your block making production needs.

About Coote

Hard Work & Dedication

We have always worked our hardest and completely dedicated ourselves to providing the best equipment in the market. There have been no shortcuts in creating excellent machines that provide long term solutions in the production in concrete blocks.

About Coote

Excellent Aftercare

Our aftercare teams provide the best support for your individual needs. Whether it be in machinery operation or mechanical faults, our technical support will work to get your machine working to allow you to begin your production as soon as possible.