Mining Technology in the Niche

A visit to Hermann Paus Maschinenfabrik GmbH in Emsbüren

At the entrance, the Indian, Mongolian, Russian and Mexican flags are flying; there was no flag pole for the Kyrgyz flag. With this welcome, Hermann Paus Maschinenfabrik GmbH received MP participants from these countries for a company visit in Emsbüren, northern Germany, in September 2015. The managers belonged to an international group with the focus on the mining and raw materials management industries and completed the four-week programme at GICON®-InTraBiD GmbH in Dresden.

From there, their journey took them to the Ruhr Area for a week, where most of the German manufacturers of mining machinery are located. Although it is hardly a stone’s throw from Dortmund to Emsbüren, Nakul Bardhwaj from the Indian company Truetech constructions Pvt. Ltd. in Delhi said that the day trip had been worthwhile. Not only because he and other participants hat the opportunity to drive the “MinCa” transport utility vehicle (which is similar to the Hummer) over the test track. Hermann Paus Maschinenfabrik, one of the innovative German companies with technology tailored to customers’ needs, was of central interest to the managers. “We don’t want to compete with the large brands; we want to stay flexible, align our company to the customers’ requirements and fill the one or other niche”, confirmed Managing Director Wolfgang Paus and Sales Manager Oliver Wilke in the dialogue with the specialists.

The company’s MinCa series is more than just a transporter for use below ground; it has a technically mature concept for the transport of persons and material as well as for special uses. Depending on the bodywork, it is possible to move loads between 1.5 and 3.5 tonnes. And, in addition to all the other advantages, the scaler technology made by Paus can move the hammerhead extremely flexibly. Of course, the medium-sized company can also accommodate special fields of application and supply some of its units with explosion protection in accordance with the internationally recognised ATEX-M2 standard.

“Can we purchase directly from you?”, Tuguldur Chuluunchimeg from Ulaanbataar asks. His plan is to become an authorised dealer in Mongolia for machinery “Made in Germany”. Both sides will discuss the idea further during the coming months. Snharscha Venkatesh will also stay in contact with the buyers from Paus. Perhaps rotational clutches produced by the Indian manufacturer will also find their way into the tunnel and mining technology from northern Germany.

By Peter Rösler
Konsortium GICON International Training and Business Development, Dresden