On Oct. 23 mts Perforator GmbH Microtunneling Systems and Perforator GmbH announced they have merged into one company – mts Perforator GmbH. The new mts Perforator GmbH allows company officials to create a more efficient corporate structure and extend its service portfolio. The managing directors of mts Perforator GmbH are Gilbert Kimpel and Wolfgang Schmidt.
mts Perforator GmbH, with headquarters in Valluhn, Germany, has also opened a North American office for sales and support to its customers in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The new office — which opened in July — is located at 4700 Rockside Rd., Independence, OH 44131.
Mts Perforator GmbH offers a range of tunneling and microtunneling equipment for a wide range of ground conditions. The company was established in July 2000 as a manufacturer of microtunneling systems from 150 mm (6 in.) to 2,000 mm (80 in.) in diameter, and now has machines operating all over the globe.
“Contractors across the country were telling us, that they wanted more options for tunneling and microtunneling machines. That is why we decided to extend our presence in North America,” said Andreas Thiele, electric engineer for mts Perforator GmbH. “By introducing an office in North America, we can offer a better service to our clients in sales, technical support, and spare parts. We are also establishing strategic partnerships to provide quick turn-around on electrical and hydraulic components.”
mts Perforator GmbHMts Perforator GmbH has a long history in the microtunneling and tunneling market. The company was founded by former employees of Soltau Microtunneling, which was a global market leader in the 1990s before being sold. Soon after the establishment of mts in December 2000, it joined forces with LOVAT Inc., a Canadian manufacturer of large diameter tunnel boring machines (TBMs). Subsequently the company was purchased by Schmidt Kranz Group, a German holding company, and it merged with Perforator GmbH to become mts Perforator GmbH.
In addition to traditional tunneling and microtunneling equipment, mts Perforation is a partner for clients in auger boring, thrust boring, pilot tube tunneling and horizontal directional drilling equipment.