Hauhinco Mining Technology
HBT’s ancestry is ingrained in the longwall mining industry, with roots going back to the very beginning of mechanized longwall mining in the 1800s. Over the last 200 years, we’ve driven innovation and performance as we were shaped by a number of industry leaders — most notably Hauhinco, DBT and Caterpillar.
Three Leaders. One Vision.
Hauhinco was founded in 1908 in Sprockhövel, Germany, in the cradle of the Ruhr mining area. For over 100 years, the company has adapted to new conditions while remaining true to its roots, and this experience makes us unique in the marketplace.
DBT was renowned as a technology leader, with over two centuries of experience driving mechanization and automation in the coal industry. Their innovations were critical to the development of the modern longwall mine — including the armored face conveyor and the coal plow. The DBT engineers also focused on technological developments to pioneer autonomous mining.
Caterpillar also has a long history in engineering and the mining industry, with impressive industrial manufacturing capability, leading-edge technology, and refined demand stream processes. By seamlessly integrating these elements into our business, we have positioned ourselves to move into the future as a full-service, powerhouse equipment supplier.
We’re drawing on the strengths and advantages of all these companies as me move into the future, with a focus on driving value and helping our customers achieve their goals. We are adopting a direct service model, further enhancing our distribution capabilities, customer service and aftermarket support — all so we can deliver the best possible results for our customers.