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Bulk Material Handling Solutions for the Mining Sector

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Sudenburger Wuhne 47,
39112 Magdeburg,

FAM GmbH plans, designs and manufactures turnkey equipment for the mining, construction and chemicals industries.

Our solutions are developed to extract, produce, load and store bulk materials across a wide range of applications.

Bulk materials handling solution for the mining sector

FAM delivers core systems for bulk handling plants in an array of industrial sectors, including mining, power generation, metallurgy, construction and port handling.

FAM’s 5,030t/h bucket wheel excavator processes leached copper ore for Escondida-OLAP, Chile.
Our 450t/h stacker was used to handle niobium ore for the Boa Vista Fresh Rock Project, Brazil.
With an 8,000t/h capacity, our stacker-reclaimer was used in a hard coal project in Queensland, Australia.
Our bucket wheel excavator is available in capacities of 9,666m³/h and 14,500t/h.
Featuring a capacity of 550t/h, FAM’s portal scrapers effectively process sand.
A 1,000t/h ship loader handles copper concentrate for Minera Esperanza, Chile.
A 6,600t/h radial shiploader is used to transport coal in Colombia.
A circular stacker-reclaimer handles urea.
Stationary ship loaders can process 6,000t/h of minerals.
We supply long-distance conveyors to handle materials such as nickel ore.

Our personnel references plants in more than 80 countries worldwide.

FAM’s portfolio comprises large equipment and individual machines such as:

  • Bucket wheel excavators
  • Spreaders and stackers
  • Conveyor bridges on crawlers
  • Full-portal and semi-portal scrapers
  • Reclaimers: bridge-type, bucket wheel or stacker
  • Ship loaders / unloaders
  • Crushers and mills

Material processing equipment and machines

FAM Group develops bespoke plants for mining, conveying, processing and handling of minerals, raw materials and goods.

The scope of our solutions includes consultancy, project management, engineering, design, fabrication, commissioning, quality management and assurance, repair, refurbishment and aftersales services.

Plant service consulting solutions

FAM successfully plans, designs and manufactures turnkey equipment for extracting, producing, loading and storing raw materials and minerals.

We combine our experience in series and customised production processes, as well as offer a complete range of manufacturing, engineering and aftersales support services, including:

  • Consulting
  • Erection
  • Maintenance and repair
  • Modernisation
  • Training
  • Spare parts

Our skilled engineers provide customer-oriented consulting services for any materials handling system worldwide.

We provide recommendations for efficient operation and optimisation of machines and plants to reduce energy, spare parts, consumables and personnel costs.

Consulting services are also available to increase the availability of preventive maintenance solutions and improved materials and processes.

About FAM

FAM is an independent manufacturer of material handling systems.

Headquartered in Magdeburg, Germany, the FAM Group has its main subsidiaries in Brazil, Chile, Peru, Africa, China, Canada, Russia and India and various representation offices globally. Approximately 1,400 employees work for the FAM Group around the globe for planning, project execution, designing, manufacturing, assembly and commissioning, as well as servicing and rehabilitation of bulk material handling systems.

FAM efficiently combines its know-how of serial and custom-specific production. In addition to engineering services, the company offers a complete range of manufacturing services, as well as after-sales service. For more than 100 years, FAM incorporates in its global solutions professional competence, engineering know-how and top-level project management.

FAM is a worldwide leading company for the design, supply and maintenance of equipment like Bucket Wheel Reclaimers, Movable Bridges, Stackers, Conveyors, Feeders, Mills, Crushers, Shiploaders and Unloaders.

FAM in Russia and CIS

FAM is to invest in the CIS market, including Russia, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.

10 June 2021

Successful Completion of the Project NavoiyAzot

On behalf of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, FAM successfully supplied and commissioned a portal scraper of type KP 210.40 for the handling of urea in the NavoiyAzot fertilizer plant in Uzbekistan.

11 May 2021

FAM Open New Office in Brazil

FAM has opened a new office in Brazil, as part of its commodity diversification and organic growth strategy. With this important strategic step, FAM is able to further support the key customers located in Brazil.

11 January 2021

Steel Lining System for Shaft Neurode

On behalf of the company ARGE Vorbausäule Schacht Neurode, FAM and REDPATH DEILMANN GmbH successfully completed the challenging project of the shaft reconstruction and turned the upgraded facility over to the customer.

5 November 2020

Kearl Oil Sands Project, Canada

FAM designed and supplied two hopper and conveyor facilities for the Kearl oil sands mine. The project, called Kearl Supplemental Crusher, is located in the Athabasca oil sands region in the province of Alberta in western Canada.

25 March 2020

Handover of the Tamnava West

FAM supplied extensive equipment on behalf of the Elektro Power Industry of Serbia (EPS) for the newly built Tamnava coal stockyard.

24 February 2020

Handover of the Fourth Expansion Stage in Peres

Under the lead management of FAM, on 18 December 2019, the FAM-Actemium Consortium transferred to MIBRAG (Mitteldeutsche Braunkohlengesellschaft mbH) the fourth expansion stage (construction complex B) including the distributor/drive station No. 521 and the second expansion No. 521 for power operation of the Peres mass distributor.

24 January 2020

FAM New Stacker-Reclaimer for Martinswerk

On behalf of Martinswerk GmbH, FAM designed, manufactured, assembled and commissioned a bucket wheel stacker-reclaimer with a tripper car STR 500/300.26 SVHK for stockyard operations at Bergheim facility, Germany.

6 November 2019

Progress in Domsen and Relocation of Mass Distributor

FAM in cooperation with our consortium partner ACTEMIUM continues the gradual relocation of individual conveyor lines from the opencast mining site of Schwerzau to the opencast mining site of Domsen.

2 September 2019

FAM Stacker-Reclaimer for ROGESA Stockyard Systems

On behalf of SHS Services GmbH, FAM supplied a new stacker-reclaimer of the type STR 500/500.28 for the ROGESA (Roheisengesellschaft Saar mbH) iron and steel plant in Dillingen, Germany.

9 July 2019

FAM Supplies KP100.37.5 Scraper for New Agropolychim Stockyard

On behalf of Agropolychim AD, Bulgaria, the leading manufacturer of nitrogen fertilizers in Southeastern Europe and the top producer of phosphate fertilizers in the Balkan Peninsula, FAM supplied a portal scraper of the type KP100.37.5 for the new stockyard.

13 May 2019

FAM Achieves New Success in Turkmenistan

On behalf of GAP Insaat Dubai FZE, FAM supplied an entire conveying system embracing several belt conveyors, a tripper car and a ship loader type SL1200.28 for loading urea into vessels of up to 7,000 DWT at a rate of 1,200tph.

14 March 2019

FAM Portal Scrapers at the Heart of Potash Production

On behalf of EuroChem-Usolsky Potash Complex LLC, a subsidiary of EuroChem Group AG, the biggest manufacturer of nitrogen and potassium mineral fertilizers in Russia, FAM supplied seven portal scrapers of the type KP 1100.55,7 for the new potash plant Usolye.

19 February 2019

Stacker-Reclaimers by FAM Magdeburg

Storage and homogenisation of various bulk materials form a significant integral part of the bulk handling processes within the overall logistics network.

5 November 2018


Sudenburger Wuhne 47
39112 Magdeburg

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