"Since the beginning of our group of companies, the opportunity to create a research environment for planners, site managers, contractors, suppliers, manufacturers and in the interest of tunnelling and mining has been of essential importance for the sustainable and convincing development of our companies. In the Hagerbach Test Gallery, we write history and communicate and develop the technology of the future: real as well as digital."
Felix Amberg, owner and President of the Board of Directors.
"The Hagerbach Test Gallery is the ideal test environment for our latest innovations in tunnel equipment. In addition to the first-class infrastructure, the cooperation with existing and new partners also brings significant added value."
Nicolas Elkuch, Head of Development
"We need a location with suitable infrastructure and competent personnel for practical training courses in sewerage and civil engineering, testing new solutions and further developing concrete elements in terms of fire technology. This is what the Hagerbach test tunnel offers us. In addition, the exchange of experience with other shareholders opens up interesting potential for the future".
Hendrix Müller, Member of the Board of Directors
"Underground mining is constantly evolving and requires innovation. The VSH offers the ideal platform to test such innovations and to bring them to market maturity."
Thomas Hirschi, Division Manager Concrete / Waterproofing
"The Hagerbach Test Gallery offers us the opportunity to present, test and check sophisticated drainage solutions 1:1. Educating our customers and partners in an uncommon environment embedded in an innovative network is exciting, inspiring and encourages lateral thinking outside the norm."
Jürg Arnold, Managing Director ACO AG
"The competent team at the Hagerbach Test Gallery is used to responding to individual customer requests.
For many years we have been using the unique premises, the atmosphere and the excellent infrastructure for training and further education programmes combining theory, practice and team building."
Hanspeter Stadelmann, Head Central Services – Division Civil Engineering