Mining and materials handling

Etteplan’s expertise and services to manufacturers of mining and materials handling equipment cover the entire chain from exploration and drilling to minerals processing. Our specialists have in depth know-how in designing mining and materials handling equipment for:

  • Exploration drilling
  • Drilling equipment
  • Blasting
  • Bolting and spraying
  • Load & Haul
  • Materials handling including conveyor systems
  • Crushing and screening
  • Minerals processing
  • By-products handling
  • Recycling

Thanks to Etteplan’s long-standing customer relationships, our experts have comprehensive insight into the engineering requirements of state-of-the-art mining equipment.

Etteplan has substantial expertise to help customers in the mining industry to continuously improve the equipment design process, product data management system and component information to gain cost and process efficiency.

Etteplan's know-how also covers the design of mineral processing equipment from preliminary engineering design to production including project management:

Etteplan also provides services for:

  • Product development: Etteplan has the capability to take full responsibility of the customer’s product development project including project management.
    Production development: Etteplan develops tools for manufacturing and assembly of mining equipment. 
  • Engineer-to-Order: For customers striving for efficiency in the Engineering-to-Order process, Etteplan offers all necessary tools and methods to manage and execute continuous and recurring engineering projects and work packages. The tangible benefits of Etteplan’s Engineer-to-Order service are shorter lead times an improved cost efficiency. The service is provided as a Managed Service, where Etteplan can take the responsibility of the entire Engineer-to-Order process or a part of it.
  • Expert services: Etteplan provides consulting services to meet the customer’s specific need.
  • Engineering process consultancy: Etteplan provides consulting services based on the lean engineering design and continuous improvement principles.
  • Technical product information including:
    • Animations, rendering services
    • Technical illustrations 
    • Technical writing
    • Spare parts catalogues, service and maintenance manuals: Etteplan provides a comprehensive service to support the customer’s service and maintenance business
    • Training materials
  • Offshoring in China: Etteplan provides engineering design services to manufactures of mining equipment also from its units in China. Our cost-efficient engineering and offshoring services help customers improve competitiveness of their products.
  • Global item management

Etteplan’s customers in the mining and materials handling industry include Atlas Copco, Metso Minerals, Normet, Outotec, Sandvik, Nordkalk, Outokumpu, Ruukki, Boliden and Volvo CE.

For more information about Etteplan’s services for the mining and materials handling industry, please contact:

Sampsa Guenat, tel. + 358 103 072 289 or e-mail: sampsa.guenat(at)
Pontus Nordström, tel. + 46 70 639 8478 or e-mail: pontus.nordstrom(at)