The tunnel segment requires high levels of reliability and availability. Geologically demanding conditions meet confined space in combination with large and heavy transport goods. All in itself a challenge in its own right, but one that we are happy to meet and to which we have always been able to find an answer so far.
By expanding the tunnel segment, we aim to sustainably improve our sales development over the next few years and become even more cycle-independent. While the success of mine operators is dependent on the mega-cycles of raw material prices, demand for infrastructure (e.g. subway tunnels) develops independently of this. This sector is more strongly driven by global demographic trends and the increasing densification of urban centers, which call for suitable solutions. Further growth will occur in the coming years in many already industrialized countries due to the great need for renewal and expansion of the already existing infrastructure.
For our LHD’S, Trucks, Utility Vehicles and also our Scharf LEV, this area is another field of application in which we can offer our customers comprehensive customer-specific solutions. Our rail systems help to transport material and personnel and are an important safety feature to quickly transport injured persons out of the danger zone. In conventional tunneling, our LHD’s transport the debris and our scissor lift trucks help to carry out the numerous assembly operations quickly and safely. As in the coal and mineral mining segments, you can also expect a high level of experience and the usual SMT Scharf quality in the tunnel segment.