The UMS Group was founded in 2015 to take advantage of the commodities downturn and build a group of world-class engineering and contracting companies servicing the global mining industry. The Group is domiciled in the UK, works on projects around the world, and its core technical staff reside in South Africa.
To date, the Group has made investments in Shaft Sinkers International, Shaft Sinkers South Africa, Shaft Sinkers Mining, METS International, METS Southern Africa and Futuro Supply Chain Solutions.
Through these entities, the group draws on more than 50 years of specialist experience in the fields of mine & engineering design, products & manufacturing, all mine infrastructure development, contract mining, process engineering and consulting services. This is backed up by our supply chain expertise in getting projects delivered for our clients on time and anywhere in the world and where logistics may be a challenge to other companies.
At the heart of our various Group operations are teams of highly specialised technical and managerial personnel dedicated to providing safe, cost effective and innovative solutions to its clients. These teams comprise, amongst others, geologists, mining engineers, mechanical and electrical engineers, design engineers, sinking specialists, supply chain experts and financial modelling experts.
Although the Group has initially built its reputation through shaft sinking, we can undertake any project requiring mining and tunnelling related expertise and construction of underground facilities. These underground facilities extend to transport, hydroelectric and nuclear underground infrastructure.