HESE Maschinenfabrik is building a strong presence in Asia to optimise materials handling in the region with sophisticated technology.
The company revolutionised mining in 1975 with its TT-drive technology, which cuts lifecycle costs by 20 to 30 per cent by enabling the continuous operation of belt conveying systems. TT-drive technology allowed cost-efficient upgrades of mining facilities, and has been widely adopted in new plants all over Germany. It has also seen global take-up among coal-fired power plants and in the iron and steel industry.
As the sole manufacturer of specialised conveying systems for underground mines, HESE is committed to making its TT-drive technology widely available in Asia. Its TT-drive system was successfully installed at Huainan Mining Group's facility in Anhui province in 2009, and last year HESE formed a partnership with Hefei-based CHT Business Service to reach more China players highly interested in the technology.
An engineering leader with more than a century of experience, HESE's comprehensive know-how in materials handling systems has proven valuable for expansion projects, especially those requiring environmentally related and project-specific customisation.
"The technical advantage is very important to our customers," says Andreas Lojewski, CEO of HESE. "They choose us because of the long lifecycle of our machines. This is critical to people working with the equipment."
HESE works closely with clients to implement project parameters in its designs, assemblies and solutions. Its loyal customers include ThyssenKrupp Steel, GDF Suez, ArcelorMittal, Hüttenwerke Krupp Mannesmann and the Czech Republic's OKD.
HESE seeks similar long-term partnerships with Asia's mining, iron and steel, and power industry players. The company envisions setting up a service centre and manufacturing facility on the mainland. Its technology transfer will help modernise China's largest coal regions, cost-efficiently develop newly discovered mineral resources in Inner Mongolia, and broadly advance materials handling throughout the region.