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Tiefenbach signs large project order for mine Polyak (Turkey) and 3 orders for the newly developed monitoring system CoalCAM

Tiefenbach Control Systems GmbH has signed a project order on 28-3-2018 for the delivery of an electro-hydraulic control system worth 2.5m $. The order, which will be delivered completely in June/July 2018 to the manufacturer of the shield equipment ZMJ (Zhengzhou Coal Mining Machinery Group Co. Ltd.) is intended to the mine of the company Polyak Eynez Enerji Üretim Madencilik San. ve Tic A.Ş. in Kinik in the region Soma, Turkey and optionally contains more systems after implementing the first system at customer’s site. After the start-up in 2018 the planned production volume is about 5m tons of coal per year, which shall be mined by the LTCC (Long-wall top-coal caving) – method. The signing of the contract is primarily due to the very successful partnership with our agent, the company Labris Madencilik ve San. Ltd. Şti. that exists since the early 2017.

Furthermore, project orders were signed for the camera monitoring system CoalCam®, which is completely independent from other control systems and developed and patented by Tiefenbach ( From mid-2018 CoalCams® will be used in the mines Velenje (Slovenia), Okay North (Australia) and Razpadskaja (Russia) and will be an integral part of their safety components.

Tiefenbach Control Systems GmbH registered incoming orders of more than 10m € in the first quarter of 2018. The financial year, which ended March 31st, 2018 with a turnover of 30.8m € (+53% previous year) and incoming orders of 38.4m € (+63% previous year) has been successfully completed. 
The highest proportion of these turnovers were with customers in Russia, Mexico, China, Kazakhstan, Poland and Turkey.

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Tiefenbach acquires additional 49% shares in the Tiefenbach-Polska Spółka z o.o. from Famur S.A.

Within its international business orientation Tiefenbach Control Systems GmbH has acquired additional 49% of the shares in the Tiefenbach-Polska Spółka z o.o. from Famur- Group. Hereby Tiefenbach Control Systems GmbH controls 100% of the shares in the company.

Tiefenbach-Polska Spółka z o.o., with its 20 employees and around 3m € annual turnover, is a service and distribution company based in Radzionków. The product portfolio includes hydraulic shield controls, hose line services as well as pump units and systems.

At the same time Tiefenbach Control Systems GmbH and Famur S.A. have signed a contract for the delivery of an electro-hydraulic control system with a value of 1.9m €. The system, together with the shield supports type FRS Glinik 10/25, will be delivered in April 2018 to the final customer, ArcelorMittal Kazakhstan – mine Tentekskaya.

With this contract Tiefenbach Control Systems GmbH was able to obtain project orders for more than 10.1m € in the current quarter only and further strengthened its position as the world market leader for electro-hydraulic control units in the mining sector.

The major part of this value originates from orders of our customers in Mexico, China, Kazakhstan, Poland and Turkey.

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World record in China with 8.80m shield support

Tiefenbach Control Systems GmbH won the tender for the delivery of an electro-hydraulic control system for the world’s largest shield support. In this connection Tiefenbach is responsible for the development, the design and the delivery of the entire electro-hydraulic control system as well as for the safety-related auxiliary valves. The order of the shield producer ZMJ (Zhengzhou Coal Mining Machinery Group Co. Ltd.) has a value of more than 2.3m €.

The shield support, with a height of 8.80 metre and a width of 2.40 metre, is going to be the world’s tallest ever built shield support and will go into action at Shenua-Group in China. The total intended delivery time, including transport, amounts to approximately 3 months. This very short delivery time can be implemented in the planning, since over 80% of the used components are produced and processed within the Knapheide consortium.


With the award of contract, the ZMJ-Group and Tiefenbach continue their very successful cooperation of the past. In the current year both companies already completed and delivered 3 major projects all over the world together.

 With the given contract Tiefenbach strengthens its position as market leader for electro-hydraulics in the largest sales market Asia for mining products. Furthermore, Tiefenbach again sets standards with their solutions for demanding challenges. More than 120 longwall faces worldwide are already provided with the technology “Made in Bochum”.

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