About Us


CGA Putzmeister M36-4 & M42-5 Concrete Pumps

Welcome to C.G.A. Concrete Pumping Ltd. My name is Brendan Sweeney. I began pumping concrete in the late eighties when I worked in London for Higgs & Hill.  One of the projects I worked on was Canary Wharf phase one.  FC2 was our building; it had sixteen floors with metal decking.  The concrete used was Light Weight Lytag (R).

Our work on FC2 made a new European record for the largest single floor pour to date.  The amount of concrete poured was  3,600 square meters of finished floor in a single day.

The next Company I worked for was Camfaud Concrete Pumps, based in Epping.  When working for Camfaud’s I had the pleasure of pumping concrete on some of London’s Iconic landmarks such as:

  • The Millennium Dome
  • The London Eye
  • The Jubilee Expansion
  • Refurbishment of London Bridge, just to mention a few.

The last company I worked for before leaving London was P.C. Harrington, during this time P.C. Harrington was the second biggest building contractor (Reinforced Concrete) in London.

In 2000 I moved back to Ireland and began pumping concrete for Wm O’Brien based in Cork, bringing my years of experience with me.  During the Celtic Tiger the company was extremely busy and its concrete pumping business grew to a fleet of sixteen lorries.

Twelve years later I moved to East Cork Crane Hire to drive their concrete pump.  East Cork Crane Hire ran one concrete pump amongst their fleet of cranes.

In 2013 on the back drop of Ireland’s biggest recession, things were slowly but surely on the move again for concrete pumps.  I now wanted to be part of this recovery and provide my own concrete pumps to a more confident concrete sector.

With this in mind my wife and I took over East Cork’s concrete pumping business in November 2013 and set up our own company, C.G.A. Concrete Pumping & Lifting Services Ltd.

We work for all sectors including the public & private sectors, agriculture and pharmaceuticals industries.


At C.G.A. we are committed to providing a safe, efficient and cost effective concrete pumping service.  We work closely with our customers and discuss the best way to approach your concrete pour.    In doing this we can give you the benefit of 25 years experience.  The following factors also have to be considered:

  • The best way to approach your concrete pour
  • The different applications of concrete pumping
  • The restrictions placed on site by legislation (i.e. Health & Safety and Environmental Protection.)

Good preparation ensures a concrete pour goes to plan, potential risks are assessed and a solution found.

C.G.A. is committed to keeping up to date with new ideas and innovations within the concrete pumping industry and we use this knowledge in our work.

I hold a certificate level from NUI in ‘Teach the Teacher Programme’, which enables me to teach and train new employees on the safe use of concrete pumps.

We operate Putzmeister concrete pumps.  These manufactures’ are world leaders in concrete pump technology.  They are strong, reliable machines with the latest safety technology installed for example:

  • EOC – this control’s the machine rev’s allowing the machine to be more economical and reduces noise pollution
  • OSS – also known as Off Side Safety System which enables the pump operator to set up the machine in very restricted areas where space is at a premium.

Below are some examples of our recent concrete projects

If you require any further information, help or advice please feel free to contact us, telephone 087 9177861/9082826 or email cgaconcretepumping@outlook.ie, we look forward to hearing from you.