"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 VSH - a reliable partner for our applied research and development in tunnels."
Michael Lierau, CEO Elkuch Eisenring
"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".
Peter Krattiger, Member of Group Management
"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
"There is hardly a tunnel project without the proven drainage solutions from ACO.
In the Hagerbach test gallery, we can convey this specifically and undisturbed in our demo tunnel. In addition, the tailor-made quality certificates of the accredited laboratory convince our customers of the unique properties of our products."
Dr. Dieter Strich, Board of Directors
"Since decades our company enjoys the exceptional possibilities of the Hagerbach Test Gallery, in particular to train innovative construction technologies and to strengthen our team excellence."
René Kotacka, Head of IMPLENIA Division Civil Engineering