TAKRAF is a global German industrial company based in Leipzig. TAKRAF is short for Tagebergbau-Ausrüstungen, Krane und Förderanlagen (surface mining equipment, cranes and conveying equipment). It is a manufacturer and supplier of equipment and systems for open pit mining, bulk material handling, and minerals processing. The company is known for its huge bucket-wheel excavators, semi-mobile crushing plants, conveyors, and heap leach systems.
The company was founded as a Kombinat in 1958 in the former German Democratic Republic, but it goes back to the year 1725, when the first factory for construction equipment was founded in Lauchhammer near Dresden. After Germany's reunification, TAKRAF became part of the MAN company and was later acquired by Tenova SpA, which is part of the international Techint group, in 2006.
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