New Cougar Mining Group Combines Various OEM, Service, Mining and Parts Businesses into One Unified Team


Posted by Paul Moore on October 25, 2021

Ta merger of Cougar Mining Group, Australian Mining Equipment, Highwall Mining Australia and Pipelion Operations into one consolidated group headquartered in Tomago, NSW was recently announced. “The existing Cougar Mining Group and Australian Mining Equipment companies merge together to form a new entity called Cougar Mining Equipment, bribringing together our employees, our equipment and our know-how in a single team. The existing Bridge Mining Pty Ltd entity will be renamed Cougar Mining Group Pty Ltd and will to be the ultimate holding company of the business units.

Cougar Mining Group (CMG) operate three separate business units: Cougar Extraction Equipment (CME – composed of the combined entities of the existing CMG and AME) Which one is an OEM, rental of underground installations and equipment and field service, repairs and overhauls, spare parts and product support company. Second Highwall MAustralia (HWM) an OEM, coal miner and Addcar operator Hwall Mmounting systems; and third Pipelion a poly FRAS pipe manufacturing company serving a range of underground coal mines.

The Directors, with each farm equal holdings of all this group of entities, are Chad Dillinger, Jon priddle and Simon Raftery. The press release said: “Thank you for your continued support and appreciate your patience during the transition to the new structure over the next few months. Whilee this work is in progress, the ABNs for both Puma Mining Group and Australian Mining Eequipment entities will remain in place and operational, with the with a view to setting up the new consolidated operating entity from April 2022.

Sarah Gow was the Executive General Manager of the newly formed Cougar Mining Equipment Pty Ltd, which combines the CMG and AME businesses. She will lead and manage the consolidation of rental, field service, new builds, repairs and overhauls, product support, spare parts and customer service. The rest of the management team includes Chad Dillinger as Managing Director of the GCM and general manager of CME; Jon Priddle as COO of the GCM and Managing Director of HWM and Pipelion; Alexander Elder as CFO of CMG and Doug Woodham as Executive Managing Director of CMG Assets.

In the area of ​​rental, CMG has increased its LWC (Longwall Chock Hauler) fleet from six to nine units due to market demand and now has four expandable units and five fixed narrow units available for charter from November 2021. CMG said: carrier of wedges superior in the relocation game, and are widely sought after in the underground coal industry.

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