Ukrainian mining equipment supplier Corum enters Turkish coal market with pilot contract for roof supports

Corum Group (part of DTEK Energy), the largest manufacturer of mining equipment in Ukraine, is entering the Turkish market. The first contract was signed with the leading coal mining company Imbat Madencilik for the pilot supply of KD90T 17.5/28 roof supports. Entering new markets is one of the key directions of the company, approved within the framework of the adopted development strategy until 2030. Based on its experience in developing individual products for customer needs and a wide product portfolio, Corum has set a goal – to establish the supply of mining equipment to the markets of Turkey and India.

“The conclusion of a contract with Imbat Madencilik is an assessment of the quality of our company’s products and confirmation of the high qualification of the employees. Due to mining and geological features in Turkey, coal mining is associated with other dangerous and complex challenges than in Ukraine. Therefore, in the foreground – occupational safety and modern technological solutions, – says Oleg Nesterenko, director of Corum Trading. – And Corum Group equipment, thanks to innovations and constant improvement, is focused on efficient and safe work of miners. Therefore, we can solve the most difficult problems. Corum Group is a Ukrainian business with a European service trusted by national and international partners.

Specialists of the Corum Group engineering and technical center optimised the design of the KD90T 17.5/28 roof support to the customer’s conditions and agreed on the technical conditions for the tests. The supports will be manufactured at one of the Corum enterprises – Korum Druzhkivsky Machine-Building Plant. Shipment to the client is planned by end-summer 2021.

“Imbat Madencilik is an example to follow when it comes to developing long-term business in Turkey. We are constantly looking for innovation and improvement. Corum Group has extensive experience in the field of mechanical engineering. Corum experts paid a lot of attention to the issues that arise with our current fleet of mechanised roof supports from Poland and China, asked questions about the problems and suggested ways to solve them. That’s why we decided to try and test Corum products,” commented Imbat Madencilik’s General Manager, Yavuz Burbut.