Van Tonder will finalize the restructuring process and strengthen the relationship with existing customers. In addition, he will build up new relationships with new customers and grow Eickhoff’s presence in South Africa.

“Being a manager with a mechanical engineering background, I really value the quality, ‘made in Germany,’ of the Eickhoff continuous miners and gearboxes. This combined with our extensive South African field services, Eickhoff has already begun to distinguish themselves in offering real solutions to the South African coal mining industry.” He said he especially appreciates the South African-German joint pursuit for perfection and customer satisfaction.