In October 2017, SCHADE Lagertechnik GmbH won a further order from Baosteel Iron & Steel Company Ltd., Shanghai, this time for an additional supply of four semi- portal reclaimers. These machines have a rail span of around 38m and a capacity of 1,500tph (tonnes per hour), and are expected to be delivered in November of this year. Commissioning is planned for mid-2019.

A year earlier, SCHADE Lagertechnik, a member of the AUMUND Group, secured an order to supply six combined portal type stacker-reclaimers to Baosteel Iron & Steel Company.

The six combined portal type stacker- reclaimers with outer rail spans of 56m are designed for a stacking capacity of 3,600tph and a reclaiming capacity of 1,200tph. This was the first time that SCHADE had received an order for combination machines of this type for the Chinese market, but it is now the third major order from the Shanghai Baosteel Group Corporation, which bodes well for SCHADE’s prospects in China.

SCHADE’s first sales success with Baosteel dates back to 2015, when it supplied two of its semi-portal reclaimers with rail spans of 31.5m and reclaiming capacities of up to 1,500tph of iron ore.

“SCHADE is securing an increasing market share and has built up a large portfolio of references in China, thanks to its particularly energy-saving special developed outboard roller scraper chain, and environmentally friendly technology features,” says SCHADE sales director Andreas Markiewicz. “Because of the compact and specialized design of the SCHADE machines compared with bucket wheel technology, stockpiles can be easily and cost-effectively located in enclosed halls.

SCHADE reclaimers are becoming the industry standard because they present solutions which are safer, more flexible and environmentally friendly. In addition they are fully automated and more cost-effective than silos or bucket wheel machines when the overall investment is considered,” continues Markiewicz. “Because environ- mental regulations are becoming more and more strict, with mandates for enclosure of stockpiles, our products are proving to be the optimal solution for the steel industry, as can be seen from our established references in Asia.”


The AUMUND Group is active worldwide. The conveying and storage specialist has special expertise at its disposal when

dealingwithbulkmaterials.Withtheirhigh degree of individuality, both its technically sophisticated as well as innovative products have contributed to the AUMUND Group today being a market leader in many areas of conveying and storage technology. The manufacturing companies AUMUND Fo¨rdertechnik GmbH (Rheinberg, Germany), SCHADE Lagertechnik GmbH (Gelsenkirchen, Germany), SAMSON Materials Handling Ltd. (Ely, England), as well as AUMUND Group Field Service GmbH and AUMUND Logistic GmbH (Rheinberg, Germany) are consolidated under the umbrella of the AUMUND Group. The global conveying and storage technology business is spearheaded through a total of 15 locations in Asia, Europe, North and South America and a total of five warehouses in Germany, USA, Brazil, Hong Kong and Saudi Arabia.