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UK participates in IMME 2016

Sixteen UK companies took part in the International Mining and Machinery Exhibition (IMME), held in Kolkata from 16 to 19 November.

British Deputy High Commissioner Kolkata Bruce Bucknell at IMME 2016
British Deputy High Commissioner Kolkata Bruce Bucknell at IMME 2016

The flagship event in the mining sector in India, IMME attracts a range of mining and mining equipment companies from India and abroad. The 4 day event provided an excellent opportunity for the participating UK companies to showcase their products and services excellence to a large number of visitors.

The Indian coal sector is witnessing a number of changes: new entrants from the private sector, growing preference for world class technologies, mines of global scale and sizes, and some new policy initiatives from the government. All these are leading to a very large and exciting opportunity mix for the entire mining ecosystem.

The UK is well placed to offer a range of mining solutions to India’s large and mining sector in a number of areas: opencast and underground coal mining equipment, mine safety products, training, consulting inputs for mine planning and development, prospecting and exploration, geological studies, coal processing, washing and other cleaner coal technologies.

Details of UK companies who took part in IMME are given below. Many of these companies have been actively doing business in India for a long time. MMD Heavy Machinery is currently setting up a manufacturing unit in Sri City, Andhra Pradesh.

Company Products and Services
ATB Morley Electric motors and drives for underground mining
Baldwin & Francis Ltd Flameproof load centres, electrics and automation
Davis Derby Ltd Safety automation equipment
Don Valley Engineering Co Ltd Dewatering centrifuges, vibrating screens, feeders and conveyors
Fenner Dunlop Engineered Conveyor Solutions Fire resistant solid woven conveyor belting
Fuchs Lubricants (UK) plc Underground mining fluids
Hargreaves Resources: people, plant and equipment
Manuli Hydraulics UK Ltd Hydraulic components
Reilloc Chain Ltd Longwall mining chain, scraper bars and accessories
Renishaw plc Laser measurement and surveying systems
Victor Products Ltd Electrical connectors and lighting
Ampcontrol UK Ltd Electrical equipment
DMT Group Consulting Ltd Geology, engineering and processing services
Halite Seals International Fluid power sealing, wiper, bearings and o-rings
Joy Global Surface and underground mining machinery
MMD Heavy Machinery Sizers - mineral processing machinery

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Published 25 November 2016