Fig. 1. GHH’s entry into the East German manufacturer BAT should enrich the region. Vehicles such as the new MK-42 dump truck, which recently won the Red Dot Design Award 2020, could also be serviced in Krayenberggemeinde. Photo: GHH

BAT plant becomes GHH base

The manufacturer of machinery for mining and tunnelling GHH Fahrzeuge GmbH, Gelsenkirchen/Germany, established a new service base for its customers in the heart of the German potash and salt mining industry.

The company entered into the business activities of BAT Bohr- und Anlagentechnik GmbH in the village of Krayen-berggemeinde on 1st October 2020. Through their subsidiary GSE Europe GmbH they took over the fixed assets of BAT, which will soon be renamed and continued at the site as BAT Bergbau Service GmbH. The company currently has 25 employees.

With this step, GHH wants to provide its German customers with comprehensive services quickly and reliably. This mainly involves repair work, the construction of spare parts and parts logistics. GHH is also considering making the site the centre for its special-purpose machinery manufacturing operations.

“This will not only expand our range of services, but also continue a traditional location in this mining region which is so important for Germany,” said Jan Petzold, CEO of the GHH Group.

In the end, BAT saw itself challenged to continue its business operations. Thanks to GHH’s commitment, there are good prospects for further growth in the region (Figure 1). Current and future customers should benefit.

Further information:
GHH Fahrzeuge GmbH