The company was established in 1957 by Helmut Otto Wilhelm Schütte & Otto Martin. Our company has been involved in coal processing for more than 55 years. During this period we have recognised the importance of correct coal crushing as a vital part of coal processing. Incorrect coal crushing can influence the efficiency of the whole processing plant and the profitability of the mine.
By not being able to produce the required coal sizes that the market demanded at that time, trying to market such a limited range of products, or the wrong proportion of products, can be very difficult. Time and again we have come across mines where their crushing facilities are limited, resulting in a large proportion of their saleable coal being stockpiled indefinitely. This sometimes led to a financial crisis and some mines have been forced to close down in the past.
In 1996 we began exporting our crushers worldwide with a significant portion of our production capacity is reserved for exporting. We currently supply Australia, China, Indonesia, Iran, Mauritius, Mozambique, Russia & Zimbabwe with crushers and spares.
Wolfgang Helmut Schütte, Helmut’s son who is also a qualified mechanical engineer, joined the business in 1986 and ultimately took over as Managing Director of Shumar Engineering.
Our company then only manufactured Double Roll Crushers as we have found that this type of crusher gives the best results for correct sizing while having the lowest power consumption and fines generation. While specializing in coal crushing, we are able to design and manufacture crushers to crush other brittle materials of soft and medium crushing strength.
In 2014 Wolfgang retired and Shumar Engineering was taken over by Malvern Engineering & Minco Tech Australia. Today we are doing research and development into new fields of interest, so be sure to visit again soon to see the new direct drive crusher, as well as other products and services.