The Mining Equipment Association within VDMA consists of 135 manufacturers who offers equipment for mining nearly every raw material in every manner. The mainly medium-sized members of VDMA mining equipment represent approximately 90 % of the entire trade volume and offer equipment, solutions and knowhow for underground mining, open cast mining, materials handling, mineral processing technology as well as consulting, research and development.
Following a sharp decline in turnover in recent years, incoming orders from abroad went up 50 percent in the first six months of 2017 compared to the same period the previous year. While domestic orders slumped by 11 percent, the total number of orders in the first half of the year increased by 45 percent in light of the increase in raw material prices in many areas, the Association expects this positive trend to take hold. For the current year, VDMA forecasts project only a minor increase in turnover.
In our Mining Supplement you will find our member companies including the listing of their product range. We should appreciate sending you this brochure.
The worldwide success of the branch is based on the fact that mining has a long lasting tradition in Germany and there is still a lot of mining in the country. German manufacturers and VDMA Mining Equipment do a lot to keep the leading position in mining technology, especially in underground mining and in safety technology. The companies established together with VDMA a steering committee to discuss the development in mining technology and promote collaborative research in cooperation with the mining universities in Germany. This is to help particularly small and medium sized manufacturers to develop and improve their technology.
Besides the activities of the liaison office in Kolkata as our bridge head we are busy in developing the Indian market for the branch. One reason is the fact that Coal India Ltd is the biggest producer of coal worldwide. Another reason is the International Mining Machine Exhibition IMME every two years which brings a large number of German manufacturers to India. Concurrent to the show in the past we often met with representatives from the Indian coal industry and the Ministry of Coal.
German manufacturers should benefit primarily from the further increased cost awareness of their customers due to falling raw material prices. Here, life cycle costs – i.e. not only the cost price of a piece of machinery but also the costs it generates over its entire life cycle – are moving increasingly into the focus. Furthermore, many large mining companies are now under pressure and are no longer concluding package agreements but increasingly splitting their purchasing transactions due to falling raw material prices. This should means additional orders for us.
Contact in India:
Mr. Ajmal Fawad
VDMA India Office
GC36, Sector 3, Salt Lake
Kolkata - 700106, India
Tel: +91 33 40602364
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