We intend to expand the business with tunnel logistics for large-scale construction sites as an additional business pillar. Our strategic partnership with Mühlhäuser now enables us to offer tried and tested SMT Scharf technology on a new market as well. By combining our core competencies, we are developing an additional business area beyond our core positioning in mining in cooperation with our partner.
Tunnel logistics
We also aim to further stabilise our sales growth over the coming years and reduce our exposure to business cycles by expanding the tunnel segment. While mine operators – as our customers in both our other segments – depend on the megacycles of raw materials prices, infrastructure demand involving subway tunnels, for example, is independent of these cycles. Here, demand is more strongly driven by global demographic trends and the increasing density of conurbations requiring appropriate solutions. At the same time, many industrialised nations are facing major infrastructure renewal requirements in the coming years.