The Mineral Technology Days have allowed the Wirtgen Group to establish an international industry get-together for its second division – the Wirtgen Group Mineral Technologies: some 1,400 mining specialists and quarry operators from more than 65 countries accepted their invitation to Windhagen and the opportunity to experience machine technology live.
During the entertaining program of informative talks, exciting live demos, and fascinating project worlds, the Wirtgen Group presented itself as a reliable business partner in the mining industry. A tour of the Wirtgen plant gave the specialist audience a look behind the scenes. The broad manufacturing range and optimum processes attained from surface miner production were as impressive as the machinery on show, which demonstrated the extensive product range offered by the Wirtgen Group Mineral Technologies division. The event provided the ideal platform for the experts to share their knowledge.
On a journey through the world of Wirtgen Group Mineral Technologies, the guests enjoyed a morning demonstration of the exciting application areas of the Wirtgen Surface Miners and Kleemann crushing and screening machines. The themed exhibition covering an area of 13,000 m² was a real experience. Successful mining and processing projects from Australia to Russia to America with iron ore, limestone, gypsum, coal, bauxite and granite showed the broad range of use of Wirtgen Group technologies. This is the variety of project requirements and custom solutions that have been designed individually by Wirtgen and Kleemann. Film clips projecting the operations in all eight worlds gave the guests the impression of being live at the projects.
However, the customers did get a live experience with the live demos of the Wirtgen Group machines. The specialist audience was particularly impressed by the cutting power of the 1623 hp Wirtgen Surface Miner 4200 SM. The Kleemann crushing and screening machines gave an outstanding performance as they crushed huge rocks with ease and processed them into pre-defined final granulations. In addition to these practical impressions, there were also specialist talks given by international experts on the problem-solving competencies of the Wirtgen Group regarding the mining and processing of useful minerals.
The group of companies offers more than just a perfectly matched and high-performance product range. Through the enthusiastic joint effort in ongoing machinery development and the important task of optimal customer support in financing and after-sales service, the Wirtgen Group is positioning itself as a reliable partner in mining.