The Department for International Trade (DIT)

The Department for International Trade (DIT) helps UK companies involved in the mining and construction equipment sectors export overseas.

UK companies deliver solutions across the mining lifecycle, from initial scoping studies through all phases of feasibility and detailed mine design, and ultimately construction and operation.

The Association of British Mining Equipment Companies (ABMEC)

Today ABMEC has 38 member companies, and representing £1billion of UK export business. The companies design and supply mining equipment and services for surface and underground mining of soft and hardrock materials such as coal, potash, gypsum and salt. Members’ expertise also includes quarrying and tunnelling.

UK companies have excellent proven results at extracting minerals, using best practice and the highest safety standards, while delivering cost effective solutions for demanding and challenging circumstances. Members are competitive in global markets, while complying with tough legislative and environmental controls.

Many member companies provide specialised equipment for the underground coal mining industry. The equipment produced includes face cutting and extraction equipment, roof support and conveyor clearance systems, materials handling, electrical supply and control, communication systems, gas monitoring and drainage.

Association services include information gathering and dissemination, networking opportunities, the chance to partake in inward and outward missions and access to government funding.