At the end of June 2012 RAG Mining Solutions and Chinese coal mining company SDIC Coal signed a frame contract. The contract settles further cooperation of both companies in concerns of support technique and automation. In a celebratory ceremony Dr Martin Junker, CEO of RAG Mining Solutions GmbH and Liu Yi, member of board of SDIC Coal signed a frame contract that settles the further cooperation of both companies for the next two years (Fig.). SDIC Coal is planning to build further coal mines in the Chinese regions of Xinjiang and Shanxi until 2014. The Chinese contract partner would like to draw on the know-how of RAG Mining Solutions with this. The focal points of the planned cooperation will be support technique and automation.