The Association of British Mining Equipment Companies (ABMEC) and the Midland Institute of Mining Engineers (MIMinE) are delighted to announce a mutual collaboration and partnership. An official signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) will take place at the 11th Annual Safety Seminar – “Safely Managing the Challenge of Change” – on Friday 15th April 2016 at the Holiday Inn Royal Victoria, Sheffield.
ABMEC has been in existence for almost 100 years and is an association of companies with specialised skills in the design and manufacture of mining equipment. Its members have expertise in the application of surface and underground mining and mineral processing. The Association’s purpose is to gather market intelligence, promote sales and facilitate growth as a collective, sharing resources and opportunities. Annually, member companies produce mining equipment and services valued in excess of $1 billion, 90% of which is for the export market.
MIMinE is a professional institute which traces its roots back to 1857. Its aims are to promote the science and practice of engineering in mining and its associated disciplines by fostering, experience, interest and research. It encourages the development of its members to achieve and maintain professional qualification and accreditation by providing forums for discussion of techniques, publication of papers and dissemination of information all within a framework of safe working practices.
ABMEC member companies require skilled, accredited employees to design, promote and apply their equipment and services. Many of those employees are existing members of MIMinE. The MOU seeks to build on these synergies by enhancing the technical development of mining, civil, mechanical, electrical and geotechnical engineers whilst assisting in the promotion of British engineering in the domestic and international market.