Services and Exports Drive Mining Machines’ Growth
Domestic market accounts for 84% of the revenue. Sales to foreign partners increased 68% year on year, reaching UAH 315m. Key international sales markets include Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus and Vietnam. Mining Machines operates trading companies in the first two countries and rolls out a large-scale construction of mine shafts for VINACOMIN, Vietnam.
The company’s five-year business strategy focuses on development of aftersales services and launch of maintenance facilities for shearers, headers and powered supports, generating UAH 130m (+261% year on year).
Mining Machines’ investment programme targets to establish maintenance facilities, develop and upgrade production facilities and acquire control and measuring equipment to ensure high standards of products. Investment exceeds UAH 68m.
Records, bonds and new businesses.Mining Machines’ landmarks in H2 2012.
July.A new service. The company opens a maintenance facility for headers and shearers in Gorlovka town. It can overhaul up to 70 machines annually.
August.Time of records. Mining Machines’ header made Ukraine’s record in Yuzhnodonbasskoye 1 Mining Group, making a 561-metre mine tunnel over a month. One year ago the header broke Ukraine’s 10-year record.
September.Business and science. Mining Machines and Belarus-based Belgorkhimprom R&D Centre sign a cooperation agreement for development, production and delivery of mining companies.
September. New service No. 2. The company opens a maintenance facility for powered supports in Kamensk-Shakhtinskiy, Rostov Oblast, Russia. The move helps miners from the region to get the equipment overhauled over a short period.
October.An investment indicator. Druzhkovka Heavy Engineering Plant is assigned an uaAA- credit rating with a stable outlook.
October.Mining Machines manufactures ahead of time a main fan and axial fan ordered by Norilsk Nickel.The cost of supplied equipment exceeds US$1.5m.
November.Debut bond issue. Druzhkovka Heavy Engineering Plant issues debut bonds of UAH 250m, with a maturity of three years and interest of 18% per annum.