Message from the Group Principal

from PETER HOWARD Group Principal

I welcome you to and thank you for taking the time to review, our ACT Group website. For any customer seeking world class, Single line products and solution our website is where you would start your search.

I started Advanced Chain Technologies (ACTA) Pty. Ltd in July 1997 after a lifelong career in the Longwall Mining Industry. My career commenced as a mechanical apprentice in 1963 in the UK and progressed through to senior colliery management level by 1973. At the age of 29 I changed sides and started working for Original Longwall equipment suppliers in Development, Testing, Design, Installation and Sales worldwide. It has been my pleasure and to my benefit that I have worked with some of the most intellectual, experienced and enthusiastic Engineers associated with the evolution of Longwall coal mining as we know it today. The experience gained is manifested primarily into loyalty and support of the Longwall Engineer as without sustainable production, we have reduced energy, reduced employment and reduced returns to all shareholders who invest in our Industry.

All of us at ACT are at the top of our profession with experience, youth and vitality. We remain consistently focussed and highly motivated in the pursuit of excellence in design, innovation and quality in manufacture. We act and perform as a team with humility, belief and a passion for what we do.

ACT already leads the world in cable and hose handling and protection solutions. Our product Range helps us towards becoming the world’s premier provider of single line components in Longwall Coal Mining. We take important components, make them dependable and give them a life.
We develop our products by anticipating & understanding what our customers want to achieve in the future, rather than today, as it is our responsibility to be ready on time with products which are fit for purpose, for tomorrow’s demands.

Because ACT is a nimble highly motivated & focussed unit, on a controlled, customised but vital product range we can respond quickly and effectively. We only deal in world class products.

As Principal of the ACT Group, I am proud to lead ACT, a dedicated International design, manufacturing, sales and distribution group of companies, during a consistently successful 23 years and more importantly, towards a very exciting future where we will continue to punch above our weight, supplying top quality products to the longwall Mining, Civil Engineering and Quarrying Industries throughout the world, to the highest levels of excellence.

It is the aim of ACT to supply world class products at a reasonable price, in a timely manner, providing support, loyalty and continuous product development for our customers.

Please take a few moments and browse through the world of ACT.


The ACT group of companies has supplied world class products to a variety of Industries including Coal Mining, Hard Rock Tunnelling, Quarrying and the Construction Industry since 1997.

As a group we distribute our market leading products throughout the world and are dedicated to working with all of our customers, to design and manufacture long lasting and reliable products which suit their needs and requirements. Reducing costs through reliability, consistency, safety and continued productivity.

The ACT Group – proven world leading innovative design and manufacturing.

Not confined to our existing product range, ACT can offer a wealth of knowledge and experience in partnership with design and manufacture. Working with you to develop not only new and innovative products, but provide efficient, cost effective manufacture of high quality and volume injection moulded and engineered products.

Our present range of high quality injection moulded and precision engineered products including the market leading actscorpiontran Cable & Hose Handling and Protection System, Rebar and ReACTer Anti-Impalement Safety Caps, Flight Bars and Conveyor Chains along with our Wear Protection Products,

We develop the products you want today, by understanding what you need to achieve tomorrow and can supply to suit your requirements for the future.


In 2000 ACT (Europe) was established in Nottinghamshire UK, to manufacture and supply worldwide our market leading and patented product in Cable & Hose Handling and Protection actscorpiontran.
ACTE now distributes our cable and hose handling and protection systems worldwide, along with a variety of other patented products, designed and manufactured in house at our manufacturing base in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, UK.


ACT (Australia) has supplied world class equipment to Australia’s Longwall Coal Mining and hard rock tunnelling Industry since 1997. We are dedicated to supporting the Longwall and Civil Engineer by supplying long lasting, reliable products, increasing production time and reducing the maintenance cost per tonne of coal produced.


With proven experience of design, manufacture and supply of cost effective, high quality solutions, the ACT GROUP understand the issues you face and are well-placed to help your business or organisation by providing a full range of creative, cost effective and efficient solutions designed to suit your requirements. We develop our products by anticipating and understanding our customers’ future requirements, rather than todays, by being ready on time with the highest quality products, to meet tomorrows demands


Today the ACT group control the majority market share in Longwall Mining Cable and Hose Handling, as it has done since 1997.

Cable Handling

All our systems provide maximum all round protection and separation of cable and hose.

Design & Manufacture

Using the latest 3D Design Software we can produce complex production layout drawings, 3D models and animated renderings.

Injection Moulding

Injection moulding can be performed with a variety of materials the most common being thermoplastic and thermosetting polymers.

Anti Impalement Caps

The new Anti- Impalement ReACTEr Cap is the next generation of protection for your workforce.

Flight Bars

AFC/BSL Flight Bars

Our main areas of supply include Cable & Hose Handling & Protection systems, Anti-Impalement Safety Caps, Conveying Chain & Flight Bars and Wear Protection Products.

The experience and academic ability of ACT enables us to provide project specific products, providing high warranty levels with confidence and low cost of ownership with very high availability..

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ACT (Europe) LTD

Call: +44 (0)1909 512290
Highgrounds Rd Worksop,
S80 3AT
United Kingdom

ACT (Australia) LTD

Call: +61 (02) 9531 6188
A.C.T. Australia
Unit 9,21 Bay Road,
Taren Point NSW 2229,