Historia Firmy

SMT SCHARF: A HISTORY OF SUCCESS FOR OVER 75 YEARS

Our company can look back on a rich and long history in the world of mining and tunnel construction.
Below is a time line of the company’s most important milestones.

 

1941
1941

The company is founded

2018
1951

Heinrich Scharf GmbH is founded

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1953

The company develops its first products, including Scharf coal trucks and the Scharf elastic coupling

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1958

Scharf introduces its first monorail transport system

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1962

Scharf opens a branch office in Saarland

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1965

Scharf develops the first self-propelled monorail transport system

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1969

The company is acquired by the Westfalia Group as a 100%-owned subsidiary

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1992

The first foreign subsidiary is founded in Poland

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1997

The company introduces an electric-powered monorail for use in ore mining

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2000

The DZ 2000 is launched and is the world’s most powerful diesel-powered monorail locomotive up to this point

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2006

Change in ownership and foundations for growth accelerated. Opens a subsidiary in South Africa

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2007

Becomes a publicly listed company (IPO) Opens a subsidiary in China. Introduces a rack-and-pinion rail

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2008

Opens a subsidiary in Russia. Acquires the company Sareco Engineering, South Africa

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2009

Introduces the switchable gear drive for monorail transport systems

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2011

Introduces a heavy-load transporter with crawler or caterpillar track

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2012

The company opens a production facility in Xuzhou, China

2018
2014 - 2015

Develops and delivers special machines for “Copper Continuous Block Caving”

2018
2016

Acquires Nowilan GmbH. Initial products for tunnel construction sites

2018
2017

Special power and fresh air supply products for “Salt Continuous Mining”. Establishes SMT Scharf Sudamerica SpA. DZK 2500 is the strongest cat vehicle on the market

2018
2018

Acquires RDH Mining Equipment