Chinese mining equipment manufacturer Donghua Heavy Industries has selected LDO Group as its exclusive sales agent, to target the mining industry in both Australia and New Zealand.
The companies have signed a cooperation agreement in China to this effect.
LDO Group managing director Peter Ross said: "We have already successfully broken the paradigm by proving there are alternate sources of equipment that meet or exceed the stringent standards set for the Australia mining industry and we are excited to partner with such a strong and capable partner in Donghua."
Donghua is said to be capable of producing all the equipment required in coal mines, from brackets and conveyors through to full longwall packages, as per specified standards.
Based in Australia, LDO Group provides equipment procurement and hire, mine management, labour supply, specialised engineering, safety management and training to coal mining businesses worldwide.
Donghua, a mining equipment manufacturer and supply arm of the Yancoal Group, provides equipment to all Yancoal operations in China.
The company supplies comprehensive equipment and services such as design, research and development, manufacturing, installation, overhaul and maintenance, and technical consultation.