In 2008, Joy Global purchased Alabama-based Continental Global Inc. from NES Group, Inc. With this purchase, Joy Global acquired a worldwide leader in conveyor systems for bulk material handling in mining and other industrial applications. The conveyor systems are ideal for transporting coal, iron ore, gypsum, aggregates, and other bulk materials such as cement, lime, food products, and industrial waste.
Continental, founded in 1959, is known for the design, manufacture, and installation of highly customized and engineered conveyor solutions for customers on six continents and has manufacturing facilities in the United States, United Kingdom, South Africa, and Australia.
The solutions include belt conveyor systems and components for mining applications, including general underground, overland, tunnel, curved, heavy duty, open pit, high angle, and steeply inclined conveyors, as well as engineered systems that combine other mining equipment products, such as crushers, and custom fabrication. These products are marketed under the Joy brand. They are also marketed under the Continental brand when they are sold to the aggregates, industrial, and other related industries through key distribution partners.
The company also offers direct service and technologies such as our STATIX conveyor simulation software to allow for optimal design in specific applications.