Minova has continued to raise the pace of its business development in China and it is now set for further growth with the establishment of a roof bolt production plant in Tai’an. Since its formation in late 2005, Ruichy Minova has experienced increasing demand for its products from the Chinese mining authorities as they continue their drive for improved safety throughout the country’s vast mining industry. Ruichy Minova is now widely recognised by the Chinese mining industry as a leading supplier of strata reinforcement and ground control technology for enhancing underground safety and increasing productivity.Located in Beijing, Ruichy Minova offers, through its regional service network, rapid response to mine customers when they experience problems in underground operations such as roof cavities and unstable ground. Minova International says the key to the company’s success in China has been the ability to adapt its “technologies and products and to deliver local solutions which suit the specific demands of the Chinese market. Combined with a strong management team, local product development and manufacturing and a well-trained sales force, the China operation has now become a major contributor to the Minova Group.”The company’s Beijing factory manufactures a wide range of resin products including Bevedol, Bevedan, Carbofill and also Minova blended cement grouts such as Tekseal and Tekflex sprayable membranes. All the application pumps and associated equipment are designed specifically to meet the demands of individual customers and produced in China.Ruichy Minova is due to open the new roof bolt production plant in Tai’an, situated in the western Shandong province centred round Mount Tai, in March 2009. It follows on from the success of products such as Carbofill, Geoflex and Tekfoam for a number of applications including stabilisation and cavity filling. When this new manufacturing facility for roof bolts and steel components is up and running, Ruichy Minova will be able to provide a full range of ground support technology products to China’s mines.