John M Henderson is celebrating an important milestone in 2016: 150 years as a successful name in global engineering.

Over the past 150 years, thousands of JMH employees, clients, customers, and business partners all over the world have helped John M Henderson make the world work a little better.


150 Years – Proud Past. Inspired Future

Almost anywhere that a casual glance falls on a world map, someone from John M Henderson has been at work. To name a few, John M Henderson name is associated with Aerial Cableway installations to all parts of the world in the 1870s; Slipway installations in countries like Egypt, Nigeria, Malta, Gibraltar in 1920s; Dam Projects in Portugal, Spain, South Africa, Hong Kong, Mexico and Sudan in 1930s; and Cranes required for bridge construction projects in Australia, South Africa, India, Rhodesia and Uganda in the 1950s.

150 Years – Shaping the World’s Coke Making Equipment

With more than 200 coke oven machinery projects successfully completed in more than 30 countries all over the world over the past seven decades, John M Henderson has engineered the Best Available Coke Oven Machinery Technology. John M Henderson technology delivers a powerful combination of Fully Manless Operation with Total Environmental Control, each machine tailored to meet customer’s specific configuration and requirements. Today, John M Henderson is the World Leader of Coke Oven Machinery. Manless. Smokeless. Complete.

The Next 150 Years

As someone who has been part of John M Henderson’s history over the past 31 years, Gary McCombie, the Managing Director of JMH, talks about the company’s plans for the next 150 years:

“Whilst the world steel industry is going through a tough period, a very typical phenomena in this cyclical industry, JMH are well placed for the future. We have a strong order book and an excellent pipeline of potential future projects. We enjoy a full inventory of environmental technical solutions that will tackle any issue a coke plant can face, and a team of experts ready to execute projects anywhere in the world. Its very difficult to contemplate another 150 years of operation but as we continue to develop leading edge technology and work closely with customers understanding their individual and specific needs, we have a great opportunity of a bright future.”