ATB Morley in new US venture with Longwall Mining Services


Posted On Sep 24 2019 by

first_imgUK-based motor manufacturer ATB Morley has announced a new US venture with Longwall Mining Services (LMS) for the purpose of enhancing its presence in the growing North American market. LMS is based in the Pittsburgh area of Pennsylvania, which remains the heart of the underground mining industry in the US. Although ATB Morley is based in the UK, 92% of its products are exported worldwide. “The nature of our business therefore necessitates our global network of sales representatives that can offer support regardless of our clients’ geographical location” said the company.Similar to Morley, LMS manufactures and distributes cutting edge equipment for underground coal mining applications. It is also the leading North American supplier of the ‘Bretby’ cable handler, an integral component of longwall mining operations that protects and controls the movement of the power cables and hoses that service the coal shearer as it traverses the coal face. LMS works with major OEMs such as CAT, Joy and Sandvik and has “an outstanding reputation for consistency, expertise and timely service.”This new venture builds upon a long lasting relationship between Morley and LMS founder, John Whitfield, who has worked with Morley regularly over the past 20 years.  John moved to the US in 1982 whilst working for Victor Products and soon progressed to Vice President & General Manager of the North American operation, before becoming Eastern Regional Manager of an Australian company, Mine Site Technologies. In 2010, after cultivating the US mining landscape over many years, he established LMS and works with valued partners to provide access to the North American mining market.Speaking on his appointment as Morley’s US representative, Whitfield said: “I am delighted to be working alongside ATB Morley once again, and hope that we can establish a big footprint in the US mining industry. Together, we are focusing on our core competency, which is that of the underground mining market. However, as with many businesses, we will look to diversify into other markets such as Stirrer technology and the emerging Tidal Energy capture opportunities.”last_img

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