Voith is acquiring parts of the materials handling specialist Hese, which is based in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The existing production site of Hese in Gelsenkirchen will not be taken over. On 12 November 2014, the company had filed an application to open insolvency proceedings. The acquired sections will be integrated into the Voith Turbo Division Mining and Metals.
Hese is known in the mining industry for its development of the carrying belt and pushing belt drive (TT-intermediate drive). TT-intermediate drives are still among Hese’s most important products in mining materials handling technology, alongside conveyor belt pulleys with various diameters and the Hese-developed retractable guide rail. In addition, Hese has also made a name for itself with plant components and complete systems in the in the field of bulk material conveyer technology.
The Voith Turbo Division Mining and Metals, into which the acquired sections of Hese are to be integrated, develops and produces, among others, coupling technologies as well as drive packages. The company’s products are used for the extraction and the transport of raw materials in underground and open cast mines.
Adapted from press release by Louise Fordham
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