Voith is acquiring parts of the materials handling specialist Hese based in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, but the existing Gelsenkirchen production site of Hese will not be taken over. The acquired sections will be integrated into the Voith Turbo Division Mining & Metals.
On November 12, 2014, Hese had filed an application to open insolvency proceedings.
Hese is known in the mining industry for its development of the TT-intermediate drive carrying belt and pushing belt drive. With the TT-intermediate drive, belt conveyor systems can be operated without interruption across longer distances while the quality of the belt does not need to be changed and the efficiency of the system is increased. Additional belt transfers are no longer required, dust generation is significantly reduced and the extracted grit is protected.
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. These are installed in the mine shaft and allow noticeably faster transits of conveyer cages in the floor level. 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 & Metals, into which the acquired sections of Hese will 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. Worldwide they make an important contribution to ensuring that important raw materials such as coal, copper, iron ore and nickel, are available to industry.
Voith Turbo, a Group Division of Voith GmbH, is a specialist for intelligent drive solutions and systems. Customers from highly diverse industries such as oil and gas, energy, mining and metal processing, mechanical engineering, ship technology, rail and commercial vehicles rely on advanced technologies from Voith Turbo.