HUESKER Synthetic GmbH is excited to announce the recent acquisition of long-time partner NBW Mining (AUST) Pty Ltd in Australia. HUESKER and NBW have enjoyed an exclusive and professional business relationship over the past 20 years. When commenting on the acquisition HUESKER CEO, Dr. F.- Hans Grandin stated: “As we welcome NBW into the HUESKER Group, we believe that their expertise in underground mining solutions will greatly contribute toward expanding our systems offering. Therefore, today marks a big step into a great common future of NBW, HUESKER and our valued customers.” The NBW team have a combined 140 years’ experience in underground mining. Nick Wills, NBW Managing Director, remarked: “This is a great opportunity for HUESKER and NBW Mining to combine our strengths, diversify and capture new markets. We are all looking forward to the growth of HUESKER business in the region.”
About NBW Mining Pty Ltd
NBW Mining was established in 1996 supplying “HUESKER Minegrid Systems” to the longwall mining industry in Australia. The concept of the HUESKER Minegrid System combined the world leading technology of HUESKER Synthetic GmbH in Germany, with the extensive longwall experience of Australian Mining Engineers Nick Wills and Davie Hunter. In parallel to NBW Mining, Davie established Hunter Mining Methods in NSW who have the only dedicated facility in the world for assembling single piece Minegrid Systems (up to 405m long) and who have also invented unique installation devices underground use.
The HUESKER Minegrid System has revolutionised longwall relocations in Australia, both in terms of safety and efficiency, and the concept was introduced in 2004 by NBW Mining into Siberia, South Africa, the UK and Norway.
NBW Mining has two Australian Regional Managers both of whom have many years of longwall mining experience. Reggie Emery and Scott Ashbourne also oversee all HUESKER installations.
HUESKER Minegrid System has revolutionised longwall relocations in Australia, both in terms of safety and efficiency.