GHH Fahrzeuge GmbH, Gelsenkirchen/Germany, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of heavy vehicles for mining, tunnelling and special civil engineering, is focusing on Turkey as a growing market: An extensive cooperation with the regional partner Foramec has been agreed.
Hoşgeldin! The Turks welcome GHH. The country on the geographical threshold from Europe to Asia is considered a hungry growth market. For years, substantial investments have been made in large infrastructure and mining projects. Also, there are plenty of mines in the country. More than 50 different products are harvested in around 4,500 deposits. The degree of mechanisation is comparatively low and the safety can be improved, as the Soma accident revealed.
“With GHH, we want to offer Turkish customers particularly powerful, robust and safe machines,” says Foramec Managing Director Togan Yürür. Foramec Makine Sanayi Ticaret Ltd. is an Ankara-based specialist providing machinery, services and know-how for the mining, infrastructure and energy sectors in Turkey.
Founded in 2006, the company is now the exclusive partner for selling GHH’s loaders and dump trucks in Turkey. The companies concluded a corresponding agreement in the middle of the year (Figure 6). “We are thus strengthening our position in an important market right on our doorstep”, underlines GHH Managing Director Jan Olaf Petzold, who initiated the strategic expansion.
While Foramec is currently integrating the new product range into its own portfolio, training and sales, market penetration, have already begun. Several machines are already available on site, including the LF-5, LF-6, MK-A20 and MK-35.
The partnership also brings complementary equipment into the country in the form of drilling and bolting rigs from Mine Master. The Polish-based manufacturer is also part of the Schmidt Kranz group, which includes GHH as well as other companies in the industry.
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