The UK is the world’s leading provider of innovative solutions for the mining industry at all stages of the mining cycle: reducing operating costs, increasing efficiency, waste management, mine closure environmental and social best practice and safety at work.
UK Mining Capability
UK manufacturers supply high-quality, high specification, durable solutions to the mining industry. They operate to the highest health and safety, social and environmental standards. High quality means that products last longer so the amount of carbon required over the lifetime of the product, in manufacture and disposal, is reduced. UK mining manufacturing segment has a reputation for the highest standards and aftercare service.
Full Mining Cycle Cover
UK companies can deliver solutions across the mining lifecycle, from initial scoping studies through all phases of feasibility and design, to construction and operation.
Mining equipment manufacturers in the UK are constantly innovating to make their products more efficient and optimal in order to compete. UK-designed and manufactured equipment work hard on many mining projects in every corner of the world. You can find them excavating, handling and processing earth, rock, sand, and many other materials.
Cutting Edge Digital Solutions
Much of this capability is based on the concept of digital mining – using Industry 4.0 to optimise maintenance, improve environmental performance, and take people out of hazardous areas.
Access to Finance
Mining companies often access the capital markets for finance. London is an important hub for mining finance and services – PR, insurance, legal, accountancy, broking, listings, associations, trading, consultants. The London Stock Exchange (LSE) is home to many of the largest mining companies. High-net worth sophisticated investors buy and trade through LSE. London hosts many of the top international banks, Development Finance Institutions, Private Equity Funds, and UK Export Finance. The London Metal Exchange represents 80% of metals trading (£15 trillion pA), and the City is a global centre of mining finance.
UK Department for International Trade
The Department for International Trade (DIT) promotes British businesses worldwide. DIT is an international trade department, responsible for:
- Bringing together policy, promotion and financial expertise to break down barriers to trade and investment, and help businesses succeed;
- Promoting British trade and investment across the world;
- Building the global appetite for British goods and services.