Slovakian siderite still going strong

2008 Apr 17

The breakup of Czechoslovakia in 1989 and the creation of the Czech Republic and Slovakia left the country´s mining industry in crisis. Financial support, which had long been provided by the state, suddenly disappeared. Nižná Slaná was one of the few mines that survived the new economic reality.

Modern mining equipment has played a key role in securing the viability of the Ni?ná Slaná iron ore mine ? Slovakia?s only remaining underground ore mine.

After government subsidies ended in 1989, the mine?s management team looked for ways to keep the mine going, despite the difficult economic situation. The range of steps they took included improving the energy efficiency of the mine and introducing new technology to increase productivity.

Epiroc operated under the trademark “Atlas Copco” prior to January 1, 2018.