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.