BBM road headers mean huge savings for Asian clients
BBM offers the full range of services and equipment needed to mine or construct large projects, and produces one of the most reliable road headers
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Short for Bergbau, Bau and Maschinenbau – or mining, civil engineering and mechanical engineering – BBM is a world-famous authority in building road headers for deep mining and tunnelling. Its founders, expert miners and engineers from Bosnia and Herzegovina, successfully implemented their knowledge after expanding to Germany. Underground coal mining in Germany at a depth of 1,000 metres and deeper, inspired BBM to develop appropriate technologies to deliver high-performance as well as high-quality heading methods.
Today, the BBM Group offers the full range of services and equipment clients need to mine or construct large projects from underground highways to hydropower plants. One of the group’s subsidiaries, BBM Maschinenfabrik, produces one of the world’s most reliable road headers – all units still operational today.
“We have built machines with the highest quality. Combined with excellent after-sales service, the customer gets a tool to create top performance,” says Ludger Gehrt, managing director at BBM Maschinenfabrik. “Time is money and our machines can accomplish underground roadway developments faster than any other equipment in the market.”
When BBM introduced its road headers in China, it broke all existing records in mechanical roadway development across the country. Custom-built to clients’ requirements, BBM road headers have cutting power of as much as 400 kilowatts, remote control, efficient cooling system and an exceptionally long lifecycle.
Eager to share these advantages with companies in Asia-Pacific, BBM is seeking joint ventures in Australia and countries in Asia. One of the world’s leading Chinese mining companies already expressed its interest to cooperate in Bosnia and Herzegovina, where BBM holds several mineral deposits and a comprehensive construction infrastructure including high-capacity production of construction materials.
“We are open for nearly everything,” says managing director Osman Likic. “We are absolutely flexible to discuss with everybody what could be done and what is possible.”