ABMEC is the only Association
representing the British
mining supply chain.
It provides member services
to help promote sales and
The Trade Association
for everyone in the
British mining supply chain
ABMEC provides a means for its members to accomplish things collectively, that they could not do as effectively or efficiently working alone.
Over 40 member companies, employing 3,000 people supplying over $1 billion of mining equipment for the UK and export market. Members have expertise in surface and underground, softrock and hardrock minerals and metals mining.
Why join ABMEC?
Regular information on industry projects
Key contacts for UK and export sales opportunities
How to succeed in the international mining sector
Meet ABMEC members and industry leaders
Access to Government departments and funding
Missions: inward and outward country visits
Effective marketing, PR and media coverage
Representation at British exhibitions
Advertisement and sponsorship opportunities
Why choose British?
Regulation & Investment
Four of the top five mining companies choose are listed on the London Stock Exchange. Britain offers good legal and regulatory systems. Trust attracts investment. The UK financial sector is strong, providing a safe place for investment.
Health & Safety
With corporate, social responsibilities and respect for the ecosystem, British companies prove that sustainability attracts investors. Effective strategies deliver cost-effective solutions, in challenging legistlative, geological, geographical, climates and environments.
Standards & Consultation
Stringent regulatory bodies were formed in the UK (endorsed and delivered by ABMEC over 100 years ago) to protect the worker.
British consultants and contractors include many of the world’s leading geologists and mining engineers as well as environmental scientists.
History of British Mining in Brief
The industrial revolution took place in the UK, driven by the country’s natural resources, ability to innovate and ambition to invent. With the invention of the steam engine, the demand for coal was insatiable. Skills were learned and technology developed. This led to the creation of a world-class mining supply chain.
With corporate, social responsibilities and respect for the ecosystem, British companies prove that sustainability attracts investors. Effective strategies deliver cost-effective solutions, in challenging legislative, geological, geographical, climates and environments.
Britain is an island; it learned how to export and import very early and use its ports wisely. Britain has strong international networks and a holistic understanding of global projects.