We are Solid as Rock… and have been doing this since 1964.
The beginning of GHH dates back to the eponymous ironworks ,,Gutehoffnungshuette” which started its operations in 1782 in Oberhausen, Germany. Together with the St. Antony works of 1758 and the ,,Neu-Essen” works this was the hour of birth of the Ruhr area as an iron manufacturing center. In 1808 all three ironworks were merged under the iron works trade union and merchant business Jacoby, Haniel & Huyssen (JHH). As of 1820 JHH concentrated more and more on the construction of machines and manufactured steam engines, steamships, locomotives, railway tracks and bridges.
As from 1854 various ore and coal mines were added and incorporated into the group of companies. In 1873 the former commercial partnership was transformed into the ,,Aktienverein fuer Bergbau und Huettenbetrieb” (share association for mining and steelworks operations), ,,Gutehoffnungshuette” (GHH) and also got into the steel production from 1870.
The company divisions which had remained in Oberhausen were doing business under the name of MAN Gutehoffnungshuette. Divisions such as the vehicle construction, the wheel set production line, the screwtype compressor fabrication were sold, have, however, partly still the acronym GHH in their name.
In 1995 the ,,mining and tunnelling vehicles” division finally became GHH Fahrzeuge GmbH which was taken over by the family-run Schmidt Kranz Holding in 1999.
In 2004 there was the establishment of a joint venture of GHH Mining Machines RSA increasing the product footprint significantly. Since 2005 the head office has been in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.
Thanks to the partnership with Mine Master in Poland, which started in 2006, GHH added to its product portfolio drilling and bolting equipment as well as production rigs. GHH Fahrzeuge GmbH together with Mine Master and GHH Mining Machines, together with all their partners, have now successfully formed the GHH Group, creating a comprehensive Product Portfolio and becoming a total solution provider to customers.
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