History of DMT

Some of the milestones in the long history of DMT:


  • Aquisition of the engineering surveying and geodesy company Dr.-Ing. Wesemann Gesellschaft für Ingenieurgeodäsie mbH in Herne 


  • The former IMC subsidiaries are renamed DMT Consulting Ltd (UK), DMT Consulting Private Ltd (India) and DMT Consulting GmbH (Germany)
  • Acquisition of majority share of the South African mining company Kai Batla Pty Ltd


  • Acquisition of majority share of the Höntzsch GmbH in Waiblingen
  • Establishment of the subsidiary PT. DMT Exploration Engineering Consulting Indonesia in Jakarta
  • Change of company name from AGL Associated Geosciences Limited to DMT Geosciences Ltd.


  • Acquisition of the Canadian company Associated Geosciences Limited


  • Change of corporate form: from GmbH to GmbH & Co. KG


  • DMT becomes a member of TÜV NORD GROUP


  • Change of company name from Deutsche Montan Technologie GmbH to DMT GmbH
  • Acquisition of the international consultancy IMC Group Consulting Limited (IMC GCL)


  • Renamed as Deutsche Montan Technologie GmbH


  • Merger of mining related organisations for research and development, testing, education and training to form DeutscheMontanTechnologie für Rohstoff, Energie, Umwelt e.V
  • Foundation of DMT-Gesellschaft für Forschung und Prüfung mbH with 14 institutes and 22 independent expert bodies
DMT's predecessor organisation Bergbau-Forschung GmbH in 1968
DMT's predecessor organisation Bergbau-Forschung GmbH in 1968
Site of the DMT Headquarters in Essen, Germany in 1969
Site of the DMT Headquarters in Essen, Germany in 1969


  • Foundation of Bergbau-Forschung GmbH as research Institute of Steinkohlenbergbauverein for the development of new technologies for economic extraction, beneficiation and utilisation of coal


  • Foundation of Steinkohlenbergbauverein


  • Foundation of Versuchsgrubengesellschaft, Dortmund, for research and prevention of risks of accidents and occupational desease in mining industry


  • Foundation of the Rope Testing Centre


  • Establishment of Bergbauversuchsstrecke BVS in Dortmund Derne, director Carl Beyling


  • Foundation of Westfälische Berggewerkschaftskasse (WBK) with the task of education and training of mining personnel, elaboration of maps, plans,and mine drawings as well as to start collections and to support scientific investigations


  • Foundation of Bergamtskasse Grafschaft Mark, predecessor of Märkische Berggewerkschaftskasse