The Association of British Mining Equipment Companies (ABMEC) is the only British trade body representing the mining equipment companies in the UK. Its members design, manufacture and offer services to the global mining industry.
Today ABMEC has over 30 members, and collectively they represent in excess of $1 billion of UK export mining equipment and services, and provide employment to more than 1,800 people in the mining sector.
The member companies supply underground and surface mining equipment for the extraction of materials using soft and hard rock mining methods. Members’ expertise also includes quarrying, tunnelling and mining materials such as coal, potash, gypsum and salt.
ABMEC is a not-for-profit Association, funded by membership subscriptions. It is led by a Director General, Jane Isaacs, who manages the day to day running of the organisation with a team of specialist association staff.
The Association was established in 1978, with a view to developing standards within the coal mining industry internationally, as well as promoting the export of UK mining equipment.