Three tunnelling, mining and special civil engineering manufacturers are currently repositioning themselves, rebranding and building up the GHH Group, one of the largest suppliers of machines to the underground construction sectors.
The GHH Group brand will now be backed by GHH Fahrzeuge GmbH (Germany), GHH Mining Machines (South Africa) and Mine Master (Poland), including various partner companies. They have long been part of the Schmidt Kranz Group, a privately owned German based company, which owns other key companies in the industry, including Hazemag, a manufacturer of large machinery processing plants and MTS Perforator, a manufacturer of drill steels and TBMs.
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At its peak as a mechanical engineering conglomerate, GHH had almost 100,000 employees. In 1995, GHH Fahrzeuge GmbH split off as a specialist in underground equipment. In just 25 years, the manufacturer has become a major player on the world market.
GHH, in Germany, exports its load haul dumpers, dump trucks and scalers around the globe. In addition to drill rigs, bolters and long hole production drill rigs from Mine Master, in Poland, and low profile and narrow vein loaders from GHH Mining Machines, in South Africa are offered. GHH has various partners, in geographical locations, that have ranges of products that all add to the “total solution provider” approach.
The GHH Group has added a significant number of products to their portfolio including low profile utility vehicles, and narrow vein loaders, spray concrete units, utility vehicles, passenger transporters, light cranes, scissor lifts, mini dumpers, lifting platforms and ANFO loading trucks as well as light duty full electric vehicles, and MacLeans standard and battery equipment, which adds to the already eco-friendly Stage V offering.