Every good superhero universe has its origins story. Hagerbach’s begins with Rudolf Amberg, looking to innovate and find new efficiency savings for his iron mine. So began a 50-year journey from testing equipment and explosives, to fire and tunnel safety simulations, and ever more creative uses for underground space. Ultimately the mining industry in Switzerland failed, but Hagerbach survived, and is still an iconic test site for the mining and tunnelling industries. This year it will celebrate its history and look towards its future with the NXT 50 Festival. And some of the ideas on display will push the use of underground space to greater heights than ever before.


Antonia Cornaro, Business Development Manager, Amberg Engineering
Felix Amberg, President, Amberg Group
Michael Kompatscher, CEO, Hagerbach Test Gallery

Podcast sponsored by ACO AG und Amberg Group Ltd