SMT Scharf Group

is one of the leading suppliers of rail-bound transport systems. Comprehensive know-how, a global presence, high-performance products and many years of expertise as a solution provider for difficult transport tasks are the reasons for the good reputation of our group of companies in mining, tunnel construction and other industries.

Safety, reliability, and efficiency top the list of requirements in underground mining and tunneling.

For efficient operation, personnel, materials, and other loads must be transported quickly and safely – regardless of difficult conditions. These essentially include changing steep gradients, limited height, restricted space, dust, etc.

SMT Scharf offers optimal customer-oriented solutions for all areas of underground mining: mineral mining, coal mining and tunneling. When it comes to transport solutions with rail-bound systems, we are at the top of the premium segment.

Regardless of whether people or materials are to be transported: For time- and route-optimized transport in different areas, we set the standards factors for safety, machine quality, high performance as well as gradeability and pulling force.

SMT Scharf worldwide

The SMT Scharf Group is the global technology leader for derailment-proof monorails and floor mounted Duorail-vehicles in underground mining and tunneling.

Our portfolio expansions and organic growth in the area of tunnel logistics and rubber-tyred vehicles have given us an even broader position as a comprehensive solutions provider, enabling us to offer our global customers individual solutions.

The Scharf brand has been known for high machine quality and reliability for over 80 years. Our solutions are the first choice when it comes to maintaining high safety standards in particularly challenging geological environments.


As an integrated systems provider, SMT Scharf has been offering transport solutions for personnel, equipment and materials in underground mining for 80 years. We are a globally operating German specialist engineering company that is at home in the domestic markets of our core customers.

Our products and services are among the best in the world. We are the global market and technology leader in rail systems and chairlifts for underground mining. Our derailment-proof rail systems and transport solutions are used worldwide primarily in hard coal mines but also in the mining of gold, platinum and other ores underground.

In this sector, the battery and diesel-powered versions of our rubber-tired vehicles also play an important role. And on countless tunnel construction sites around the world, our segment cranes play a key role.

The technical performance parameters of our monorails are unmatched worldwide.