Mining Equipment takes first step into European market

Colorado, US-based Mining Equipment Ltd is entering the European market with the acquisition of German underground technology manufacturer Mühlhäuser
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Mining Equipment Ltd has announced its acquisition of Germany-based manufacturer Mühlhäuser and the opening of its first European office

Staff reporter

Mining Equipment, which designs and manufactures locomotives, rolling stock and ventilation equipment, is headquartered in Durango, Colorado. As a result of its most recent acquisition, it will open a European branch in Breuberg, Germany, 50 kilometres south of Frankfurt.

The Mining Equipment family also includes fan manufacturer Jetair, as well as stage winch and mine hoist supplier Mine Hoist International.

Mühlhäuser's portfolio includes solutions for rail-bound and trackless transportation, as well as equipment for concrete, grout and related applications.

With the acquisition, Mining Equipment said it wanted to build "solid relationships in the European market by providing durable, high-quality machinery and support to contractors".

It has hired Mühlhäuser's Paul Zeder to lead operations and Marco Langnickle as the design engineer for its Breuberg office.

As an agent for Trident and Metalliance machines, Mining Equipment will now expand the brands' representation beyond North America and also serve Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Scandinavia.