Heinz Schernikau is the founder and Chairman of HMS. The company is organized as a joint stock company and is majority-owned by the Schernikau family.

 HMS Bergbau AG has the following structure:

2014-10-HMS-Logo-SloganHMS Bergbau AG is registered in Berlin and has been operating since 1995. HMS specializes in the worldwide marketing of coal and raw materials products and has a number of international holdings in this market sector. The company is listed on Frankfurt stock exchange.


PT. HMS Bergbau Indonesia is a wholly-owned subsidiary of HMS Bergbau AG based in Jakarta, Indonesia. HMS Bergbau Indonesia is primarily focused on the procurement of steam coal for the Pacific region market.


HMS Bergbau Singapore Pte Ltd. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of HMS Bergbau AG based in Singapore. HMS Bergbau Singapore operates mainly in the marketing and distribution of coal in Asia and supports group financing.


HMS Bergbau Africa (Pty) Ltd. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of HMS Bergbau AG based in Johannesburg, South Africa. HMS Bergbau Africa is the exclusive marketing partner for the South African products of Ichor Coal and handles domestic logistics, trading and marketing.


Silesian Coal S. A. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of HMS Bergbau AG. The company’s head office is in Katowice, Poland. Silesian Coal holds two exploration licences in the Silesian coal basin and is currently working towards converting a 2 billion tons geological potential exploration licence into a mining licence with the aim of starting coal production.

HMS Bergbau USA Corp. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of HMS Bergbau AG based in Miami, Florida, USA. HMS Bergbau USA concentrates on trading, distribution and marketing of US coal.

HMS Oil and Gas Division GmbH is a fully-owned subsidiary of HMS Bergbau AG and registered in Berlin, Germany. The company specializes in the international trade with oil and gas products.


HMS Bergbau AG also participates in energy and coal-related projects in Germany and Poland and has representative offices in China, India, Kenya, Malaysia and Pakistan.