With the JAMA SBU 8000 scaler, Contector won the Mining Magazine 2009 award in the category Underground Mining (Hard Rock) – Ancillary and Analysis.

The annual Mining Magazine Awards recognise technologies and mining equipment that are deemed to be notable or significant to the industry in a particular year. The 2009 ceremony took place during the Mining Magazine Congress in Niagara-on-the-lake, Ontario, Canada.

Contector was honoured with the following citation:

“One of the industry’s most advanced scaling options, the SBU 8000 mechanised scaler, has had success in recent years at a series of key mines in Scandinavia, including Zinkgruvan, Garpenberg and Kiruna.

Contector designs and delivers products and services for core processes in the Swedish primary industries. The company combines extensive industrial expertise with resources and know-how in design, manufacturing, installation and service. This enables Contector to follow a project even further along the value chain. The company’s mining division designs, manufactures and sells rock bolts, mining machines, mobile power supply and technical service solutions to the global mining market.

The JAMA SBU 8000 is the result of more than a decade of product development, in close collaboration with world-leading mining companies and the Luleå University of Technology. The JAMA SBU 8000 meets the toughest demands of underground mining and offers high performance, functionality, safety and comfort.”