The German firm SCHMIDT are specialists in manufacturing reliable, heavy-duty earth moving and excavating machinery. Its product range includes conveyor belts, gravel processing equipment and excavators.
Earth moving and digging expertise since 1837
H. Aug. SCHMIDT Transportanlagen GmbH Wurzen is a German firm that manufactures heavy equipment for the mining and construction sectors. SCHMIDT was founded in 1837 by Johann Heinrich Schmidt, who designed innovative new forms of bucket elevators for mills around the town of Wurzen. The early twentieth century saw the firm diversify into other product areas, such as conveyor belts, aerial ropeways, incline lifts and storage basins, as SCHMIDT became an established presence across the European continent. The company provided the equipment needed to excavate numerous municipal sewer systems in first half of the century, and developed new dredging systems for waterways. Since then, SCHMIDT has consolidated a position as one of the world's leading manufacturers of infrastructure equipment, helping to deliver large-scale public and private projects where excavation and the transport of waste materials is required. The areas in which SCHMIDT specializes are rubber belt conveyors, gravel processing, and chain and bucket excavators that are specially constructed to be used when digging from water. These excavators are also used extensively in open cast mining operations, as well the quarrying of rocks and materials like sand. SCHMIDT has a constant focus on innovation and safety, as shown in its range of gravel processors, which include advanced features such as circular vibratory screens and centrifugal hydroseparators. This is also seen in its conveyor belt products, which can be custom built in stationary and mobile forms.
The SCHMIDT product portfolio
The range of products manufactured by SCHMIDT includes:
- Rubber belt conveyors
- Gravel processing machinery
- Bucket ladder excavators
SCHMIDT works with partners in many sectors. However, the major areas are infrastructure projects such as road building or landscaping as well as the maintenance of waterways or ports. It also has a strong presence in the mining and quarrying sectors.