Kruger Minerals (player faction)
- This is a player faction. For the affiliated NPC faction, see Kruger Minerals
|Date of founding||193 A.S.|
|Date of dissolution||N/A A.S.|
|Founder(s)||Various, Kruger family|
|Current leader(s)||John Jacob Astor|
|Base of operations||Essen Station, New Berlin|
|To Consolidate from the losses taken in the 80 years war, to compete with Daumann in Rheinland markets|
|To expand operations in foreign markets, to expel IMG from Rheinland and the Omega systems|
- 1 Description
- 2 History of the Company
- 3 Ranks
- 4 Bases
- 5 Essen Station
- 6 Elbich Mining Facility
- 7 Bautzen Station
- 8 Mannheim Station
- 9 Reutlingen Storage Facility
- 10 Relations
- 11 Zone of Inner Operations (ZoIO)
- 12 Current Roster
Kruger Minerals suffered a great economical crisis causing staff redundancy, losing millions of long term investments and drifted to the edge bankruptcy proceedings. The current wealth of the corporation consists 4 stations, a few mining vessels and some ships capable of transportation. The stations are in bad shape, one of them is under constant threat. The lack of logistic expertise makes the facilities lose interest in business life and draws a lot of expenses.
In order to restore the former position of Kruger Minerals, the new leadership faces a difficult ordeal. The crisis management of the company includes the differentiation of their products by evolving a new mining mechanism which allows to gain ore in a higher quantity and more clean with less additional costs.
This is achievable only by forming partnerships and providing a constant supply to satisfy not just the demand of Rheinland but the other corporations too. Kruger Minerals main task is to restore mining operations in the sector and to cooperate with the other corporations of Rheinland. This means supplying Daumann's manufacturing department as well as tasking the ALG with waste disposal to clean the by-product of the mining procedure.
History of the Company
In 193 A.S. a multitude of small companies were formed in preparation for securing contracts to mine the distant systems, sealing lucrative deals. Kruger Minerals was one of these companies and was successful in obtaining rights to establishing mining operations in Dresden as well as receiving considerable government backing in regard to its plans of expansion.
However, in early 587 A.S., the company was put in a difficult place. Their largest rival, Daumann Heavy Construction, had succeeded in claiming the remaining mining fields in Dresden, thus striking out expansion plans. Kruger was faced with the prospect of losing out on its government influences and a resulting economic decline. They had no choice but to expand into the Crow Nebula, since they felt that there was enough gas for everyone in Sigma-13, but that viewpoint was obviously not shared by the GMG.
Kruger lost almost everything during the 80 years war, a large portion of their fleet, a station, their expansion plans, as well as having to pay the cost of reparations to the GMG. Since then, further restrictions on their ethical standards and further compensation payments left the company unable to recover.
In 817 A.S., after numerous negotiations between ALG and Kruger, an agreement was made to merge the Glaenzende Steine Division into the ALG as a trial initiative. The details of this are secret, however it is rumored that the offer was more substantial than predicted. This is in ALG's interests, as this money will be put towards remodeling and modernizing the division, therefore increasing output. It is hoped by ALG Waste Disposal that this will be the first step of many into total control, there is no other foreseeable option for Kruger to survive.
Though Kruger Minerals encourages their labour force to take breaks when they are too tired to work safely; it is their choice to keep working because no work means no pay; ALG would like to see further improvements in the worker standards, and as displayed by their own example have found that workers with more positive attitudes are more productive and profitable. This ideology has been imposed on the Glaenzende Steine Initiative, in which workers will have reduced hours, higher wages, higher grade equipment and protection provided.
This Initiative will serve to provide materials and services to both ALG and Kruger Mineralien. Still involved in mining operations, but expanding to incorporate waste disposal and manufacturing support.
Seeing ALG moves, Republican Shipping started to worry that such acquisition would had lead to a change in the power relations between themselves and ALG. Hence in the aim to cope with ALG strategy, Republican Shipping tried to bargain with some minority shareholders in order to acquire a stake in Kruger Minerals capital.
At this point the Rheinland Government stepped in. A potential acquisition of Kruger by ALG would have likely lead to a monopoly in the raw materials market in Rheinland, being ALG the biggest supplier of metal and Kruger the biggest supplier of H-Fuel. The Kanzler was not willing have the need to face such a challenge to his power and so he fiercely opposed to further integration between the two companies.
This situation seemed to be quite favorable to Republican Shipping aims but the Army Secretary pointed out that if Republican would had been involved in the mining industry they probably would have shifted financial resources from research on ship technology to research on mining technology with a potential harm for Rheinland ability to cope with other nations in the shipping technologies. To rule out completely the problem, the Kanzler even tried to nationalize the company on the base that H-Fuel is so important for military effort that it cannot be left in the hand of a private enterprise. Unfortunately for the Kanzler, the new war against Liberty weakened his support in the Rheinland Chamber of Representative and lead to the impossibility to have such nationalization to be approved.
This situation left Kruger Mineralen in a very bad position. Neither ALG nor the Republican Shipping were in the position to go against Kanzler will; many other Rheinland companies, were still suffering from the war situation where not in the position to invest huge amount of money in an almost bankrupt company like the Kruger. And, the same time, all the rumors about Kanzler opposition where pushing down Kruger Minerals stock prices. In this situation ALG kept their shares and started to await next chance to take over the company but they doesn't know what will happen further and right now they are just hoping.
Unexpected, a wealthy Stuttgarts family (that already owned the Stuttgart Wafer, Wurstel und Beer), taking advantage of the low prices of Kruger shares on the stock market suddenly bought a large amount of shares and finally got the control. In the first shareholder meeting after the takeover the new controlling shareholder, the Weber Fiduciary Fund (a legal entity used by the Weber family to operate on the Rheinland Stock Market), appointed a new CEO of the Kruger Minerals: the former CEO of SWWB, Thomas Weber. The business community saw as a peculiar coincidence that Thomas himself had previously worked himself in the Kruger when he was just 19 years old. After this meeting there was a discussion inside the ALG about their alliance with Kruger and they decided to keep their alliance to later get second opportunity to take over the Kruger Company and form grand Rheinland Corporation.
Being the the Stuttgart Wafer, Wurstel und Beer an important food supplier of the Army some rumors said that the Weber acquisition had been saw by the Kanzler with friendly eyes (if not directly inspired by him). Another indication of the Kanzler favor is the fact that no member of cabinet pointed out that one of Thomas Weber main consultant is Jack Hole, a bright mining engineer born in Rheinland but from libertonian parents and graduated from the Liberty Mining University.
Late 817 A.S., Under Weber's direction, Kruger Minerals is starting to grow again and it has made a remarkably grand level of reform. They are more convenient and they are trying to claim all Kruger fields absolutely. They have even developed a new time logo as a symbol that they don't need to work under anyone to make a success. The new task of Kruger Minerals is to conquer the market, which is currently dominated by Daumann Heavy Construction and there are rumors that they have formed a secret alliance with Wild to make it success. If that is true, ALG will never get a chance to take over the company in future.
I. John Jacob Astor took over the Krüger shortly after that a construction for a base was summoned. Called the Auerhammer Storage Facility, the base was a success at the beginning. Krüger was flourishing and the station was a good salepoint for the Mineralien mined by the company itself. It worked along with the employees moored at Elbich Mining Facility. After some months the Red Hessian Army took on a long siege and just before the destruction came nearby several of the station crew managed to escape between the heavy gunfire. It stroke the Krüger Mineralien hard, not only within the wallet, but also emotional with all the casualties left behind.
II. After a distress signal John Jacob Astor did disappear along with his wingmen. Some months went by while the employees where concerned about the future of the Krüger Mineralien. During this time the counsellor took over and managed to run it in the absence of the director. After that Helene Schmidt decided to take over and lead them to flourishing future with her counsellor, Anne Kulzer.
III. Krüger Mineralien contacted the infamous Gallia for a trading license to ship precious mined resources to sell at a high price. They try to get a license for using Jumpdrive technology as well, this to further secure their huge size transport vessels for safe delivering it to the merchants within Gallia. Additional requests were made to prevent any situations with the Gallic Metal Service on the Roanne Production Facility. The same requests were made to the IDF Shipping for Montbrison Storage Facility.
IV. The decision was made to contact Samura Heavy industries for 3 K7 : P-19T "Akegata" Kusari Container Transports. Not only for the ships itself, but also to improve the relations with the Samura Heavy industries for future developments and business deals.
I. Helene Schmidt took the chance to see along with the board of directors a way to gain more profit from the Omega 7 mining fields. They decided to start the construction of Reutlingen Storage Facility, in the hope to gain more profits to invest for the future of Krüger Mineralien.
II. After a meeting with the board, Anne Kulzer had to contact Samura Heavy Industries again, this time for some interesting contracts to make. Faith was it that the Samura had the same intentions and contacted the Krüger Mineralien first. Krüger hopes to gain more of the Helium-3 market and to sole supply the whole Rheinland with the cheap H-Fuel production. While they gain a more consequent credit flow to invest more into research and to improve the working conditions of the Krüger employees. This business deal might benefit Krüger Mineralien and the Samura Heavy Industries on a short and possible long term as well.
III. After a visit on Planet Hamburg, Anne Kulzer became very ill. Doctors do not expect she will survive, the disease she has is one they have never seen before. Only the future shall tell if she will survive or not, during the meantime Anne Kulzer has to resign from her position as Stellvertretender Vorsitzender. After a voting the decision was made that Ulrich Schweighöfer would walk into her footsteps and take upon the position as Stellvertretender Vorsitzender, leaving the position Vertriebsleiter empty for the time being. Evaluations and re-assignments have to be made to see who would be fit fulfilling this position.
Vorsitzende (Chairman) - Owner of the Kruger minerals company.
Stellvertretender Vorsitzender (Vice chairman) - Governs the company in the Chairman's absence. If the Chairman is present, the Sv. handles the bank, the process of mining, transport and employment moderation issues. Also plays an important role on diplomatic meetings.
Mining Employees -
Abbau Leiter (Extraction leader) - Responsible for supervising and co-ordinating the mining operations and the distribution of profit between other miners.
Master Miner - A master of his trade, he doesn't need to ask for respect.
Advanced Miner - A miner with officially acknowledged experience and therefore authority over his co-workers.
Miner - The everyday Kruger Minerals employee, responsible for extracting ore and diamonds from minable fields using small mining vessels.
Transportation Employees -
Vertriebsleiter (Sales manager) - Leader of the transportation-related issues, responsible for setting up trade routes, leading convoys and keeping Kruger's products on the market.
Master Transporter - Experienced transport pilot, responsible for moving large amounts of cargo around and keeping the larger supply routes busy.
Advanced Transporter - Transportation Commander that is responsible for carrying goods between systems using transporters.
Transporter - New transportation officers, responsible for the delivery of Kruger material to the markets and the assembly of needed mining equipment and space port supplies in turn using transportation ships.
Security Staff -
Aufsicht (Supervisor) - Chief of security. Responsible for splitting and controlling security wings of the Kruger minerals corporation. Can be involved in quick, field diplomacy if the situation demands.
Commander - Leaders of security wings patrolling Kruger territory. Can be involved in quick, field diplomacy if the situation demands.
Lieutenant - Security pilots who have proven their combat ability.
Ensign - Security personnel responsible for the integrity of convoys and supervisory Kruger territory.
Ingenieur (Engineer) - Employees commanding Repair ships that are repairing stations and ships.
|Abbey class Station|
|3D, New Berlin|
Essen Station is the headquarters and primary manufacturing facility for Kruger Minerals, a once proud company currently experiencing hard times. Wishing to exploit the vast gas resources of the Crow Nebula despite claims made to the territory by the Gas Mining Guild (GMG), Kruger was a primary supporter of the 80-Years War. After that conflict ended in disaster, Kruger's capital was exhausted and the company persecuted. Today Kruger is attempting to rebuild by allying itself with ALG Waste Disposal.
Elbich Mining Facility
|Elbich Mining Facility|
|Cathedral class Station|
Elbich Mining Facility is owned and operated by Kruger Minerals. Elbich focuses exclusively on the extraction of Silver from local asteroid fields.
The main income for Krüger is processed from this station. The surrounding fields are rich of resources like silver and cobalt. This gives Krüger employees a lot of work to process. Many sales can be done from within the field, directly filling the transport's with the unrefined ore and the rest will be shipped to Elbich.
|Sanctuary class Station|
Built in 288 A.S., shortly after the construction of the New Berlin to Dresden Jump Gate, Bautzen Station supports the Kruger Minerals mining operations in the Dresden system. Smaller than the rival Daumann facility at Leipzig, Kruger chose to focus solely on the extraction of Diamonds from the shifting clouds and rogue asteroids that populate Dresden, particularly in the Schwefelnebel. It is from here that the famous blue diamonds, also known as "Hessian Tears" originated, mined from the lava fields of Dresden by the tireless efforts of Kruger miners. The vast majority of the diamonds mined in Dresden are used in industrial concerns, however, as their quality is often not good enough for the luxury goods markets.
How Ever now,It suffers from high maintenance costs. Not only due to the low rates the miners gather from the fields, but also because the Red Hessian Army is forcing themselves a way through the system. Krüger fears that the Hessians may try to siege the station and Bautzen may share the same fate as Leipzig Station.
The exact plans of Krüger for this station are uncertain. They have a lot of problems to solve and fear that big investments into that sector, will only be a waste of money. Yet they try to maintain the base and hope to be able to fight of the Red Hessian Army. For the Krüger it is a huge money sink in its current state. The Rheinland government does everything to assist Krüger in obtaining some of the resources within the Dresden fields. but there will come a time the costs to defend the system will outweigh the profit's they gain from it.
|Sanctuary class Station|
Officially Mannheim Station is owned by Kruger Minerals and they use the base to mine deuterium from the nearby gas giant of Heidelberg. Originally constructed in 670 A.S. by Daumann, Mannheim never made much profit, although Daumann used it more for the prestige of owning the only H-Fuel manufacturing facility in Rheinland than for making money directly, for it gave them a bit more power, especially over their Kruger rivals.
Eventually, however, as the after-effects of the Eighty Years War faded away, Daumann made several deals and swapped the ownership of Mannheim and its gas miners in exchange for the ownership of the Planet Holstein. Kruger, happy to be rid of its failed terraforming project on Holstein, was unaware of the raw material deposits that Daumann surveyors had found on Holstein, nor of Daumann's intent to restart the terraforming process. Nevertheless, Kruger has made a reasonable amount of money out of selling H-Fuel at an extremely high cost to the Rheinland Military, who have had little choice but to buy it from Kruger, for the Gas Miners Guild would charge the Rheinland Military an exorbitant price.
Now,This station is used to produce the clean H-Fuel for Rheinland. Due to the exorbitant price the Gas Miners Guild charges, the Rheinland Military and the Rheinland Federal Polizei, made it possible for the Krüger to to gain some good profit from the situation. Nevertheless the gathering for the needed Helium-3 resources is a dangerous task for Krüger to achieve. Rumors were spread Krüger has future plans with some Kusarian corporation to possibly fully supply the Rheinland with H-fuel.
Reutlingen Storage Facility
|Reutlingen Storage Facility|
Reutlingen is the newest Krüger asset. Located within the Omega 7 silver field, it serves as a drop off point for ore. Miner's no longer have to travel as far as elbich to unload their cargo, giving them more time to mine. The station also sells the mined ore to other company transports. Recently it has come under attacks by hessians and corsair forces and the Krüger security was forced to build new weapon platform's to ensure the safety of the station.
|Rheinland Federal Police||
|Daumann Heavy Construction||
|Samura Heavy Industries||
|Independent Mining Guild||
|Bretonia Mining and Manufacturing||
|Gas Miners Guild||
General Faction equipment
ID: Kruger Minerals Transmitter/IFF: Kruger Minerals Company Tagging: Kruger|
Name displayer: Kruger|GreekAlphabet-xx - escort ships Kruger|KMS-Shipname - cargo ships Kruger|Shipname - mining ships
Zone of Inner Operations (ZoIO)
Kruger Minerals is the Rheinland corporation that operates inside Rheinland and its borders. Mainly we operate in the following systems: New Berlin, Dresden, Frankfurt, Omega-7, Omega-3. However, we can be seen in Stuttgart, Hamburg and Munich too. We also do trade runs throughout Sirius, mainly between three Houses other than Liberty.
Owned Base: Essen Station (HQ)
Kruger Mining Site: -
Main Operations: Moving through our cargo
Owned Base: Bautzen Station
Kruger Mining Site: Diamond field
Main Operations: Diamond mining and cutting
Owned Base: Mannheim Station
Kruger Mining Site: -
Main Operations: Extracting gas from nearby gas giant and H-fuel processing
Owned Base: Elbich Mining Facility
Kruger Mining Site: Silver, copper and cobalt field
Main Operations: Silver, copper and cobalt ore gathering
Owned Base: -
Kruger Mining Site: - Main Operations: Minor mining in some fields
Owned Base: -
Kruger Mining Site: - Main Operations: Kruger inner trade missions, moving through or local business
Owned Base: -
Kruger Mining Site: - Main Operations: Kruger inner trade missions, moving through or local business
Owned Base: -
Kruger Mining Site: - Main Operations: Kruger inner trade missions or local business.
New Berlin- Essen Station
Essen station is the headquarters and primary manufacturing facility for Kruger Minerals, a once proud company experiencing hard times. Wishing to exploit the vast gas resources of The crow nebula despite claims made to the territory by the Gas Mining Guild (GMG), Kruger was a primary supporter of the 80-Years War. After that conflict ended in disaster, Kruger's capital was exhausted and the company persecuted. Today Kruger is attempting to rebuild by allying itself with ALG Waste Disposal.
Dresden- Bautzen Station
Bautzen Station supports the Kruger Minerals operation in Dresden system. Smaller than the rival Daumann facility at Leipzig, Kruger chose to focus solely on the extraction of Diamonds from the shifting clouds and rogue asteroids that populate Dresden.
Built in 288A.S., shortly after the construction of the New Berlin to Dresden Jump Gate, Bautzen station supports the Kruger Minerals mining operations in the Dresden system. Smaller than the rival Daumann facility in Leipzig, Kruger chose to focus solely on the extraction of Diamonds from the shifting clouds and rogue asteroids that populate Dresden, particulary in the Schwefelnebel. It is from here that the famous blue diamonds, known as "Hessian Tears" originated, mined from the lava fields of Dresden by the tireless efforts of Kruger Miners. The vast majority of the diamonds mined in Dresden are used in industrial concerns. However, as the quality is often not good enough for the luxury goods markets.
Omega-7- Elbich Mining Facility
Elbich Mining Facility is owned and operated by Kruger Minerals. Elbrich focuses exclusevely on the extraction of Silver from local asteroid fields.
Frankfurt- Mannheim Station
Mannheim Station is the farthest outpost of the once vast Kruger Mineral concern, mining resources from the nearby gas giant, Heidelberg. The impure gas resources collected from Heidelberg, however, require the re-synthesis of H-Fuel in a process that is uneconomical, but which provides one of the few sources for H-Fuel in Rheinland space.
Officialy Mannheim Station is owned by Kruger Minerals and they use the base to mine deuterium from the nearby gas giant Heidelberg. Originally constructed in 670A.S. by Daumann, Mannheim never made much profit, although Daumann used it more for the prestige of owning the only H-Fuel manufacturing facility in Rheinland than for making money directly, for it gave them a bit more power, especially of their Kruger rivals.
Eventualy, however, as the after-effects of the Eighty Years War faded away, Daumann made several deals and swapped the ownership of Mannheim and its gas miners in exchange for the ownership of the planet Holstein. Kruger, happy to get rid of this terraforming project on Holstein, was unaware of the raw material deposits that Dumann surveyors had found on Holstein, nor of Daumann's intent to restart terraforming process. Nevertheless, Kruger has made a reasonable amount of money out of selling H-Fuel at an extrimely high cost to the Rheinland Military, who have had little choice but to buy it from Kruger, for the Gas Miner Guild (GMG) woud charge the Rheinland Military an exorbitant price.
Kruger Minerals fleet mainly uses civilian or rheinland ships.
Fighters/Bombers These vessels are used for escorting and defending kruger ships and stations. Escorts are effective for defending Kruger transports. If there is a possible threat Kruger escorts tries to block this threat before it gets close to the transport or station. Kruger|Name.Surname Eagle Civilian Very Heavy Fighter. Falcon Civilian Heavy Fighter. Griffin Civilian Light Fighter. Tiger Shark Rheinland Light Fighter. Roc Civilian Bomber.
Freighters/Transports Freighters and Transports are used to transfer goods between stations through the Sirius. Freighters are small and fast used for close distance trading and supporting. However, Transports are used for long distance trading. These ships has a large cargobay and they are not so agile as Freighters. Kruger|Shipname
Behemoth Rheinland Transport. Cargo - 3000.
Colossus Rheinland Transport. Cargo - 5000.
Advanced Train Transport. Cargo - 5000.
Large Train Transport. Cargo - 4500.
Train Transport. Cargo - 3000.
Transport Transport. Cargo - 1000.
Large Transport Transport. Cargo - 2000.
Heavy Tanker Transport. Cargo - 4800.
Humpback Freighter. Cargo - 275.
Mining ships are used for valuable resource extraction from the mineable fields. Like the transports, there are two mining ship classes small miners and large miner. Small miners are used to get small ammounts of resources delivered to nearby base or they work as personal miners for transports to get goods on board the transport fast. Large miner is used to mine and collect large ammounts of resources. They can work as resource storage too, because it has a large cargohold, and that means resource collector can trade while miner extracts the resources. Mining equipment is differient too, Large miner can get more resources from rocks due to advanced mining equipment. However, it is not so agile as small miners. Kruger|MS-Shipname
Mining Ship Used for mining. Loadout atleast 2-4 mining lasers. Transport/Miner. Cargo - 2750.
Dacite Required 2 mining lasers. Civilian Heavy Miner. Cargo - 70.
Mafic Required 2 mining lasers. Civilian Super Heavy Miner. Cargo - 160. Light Miner Required 1 mining laser. Civilian Light Miner. Cargo - 30.
Special ships are used for special Kruger opperations and they support Kruger in many ways- Repairing Kruger ships, Transporting important cargo and moving resources between stations and large ships. For Naming Contact Kruger Administration.
Rheinland armored transport Armored Transport used for cargo/passenger transporting that needs tight security. Cargo - 600.
Heavy Lifter Used for Ore transporting between miners and stations. Cargo - 750.
Repair Ship Used for repairing kruger minerals ships. Cargo - 350. Batteries/Nanobots - 4000.
Equipment Fighter/Bomber Equipment For Fighters Kruger mainly uses civilian and Rheinland civilian weapons technologies. From Rheinland Military weapons you can use Hornvipers. Also, we are using armorupgrades and there can be ships that are using advanced scanner technology. For codename weapon usage contact administration.
For Bombers- standart bomber EMP and Energy cannons and turrets. Same as fighters, bombers can have advanced scanners.
Freighter/Transport Equipment For Freighters and Transports we are using civilian equipment. For transports we use transport turrets, for freighters- civilian weapons.
Mining Ship Equipment For mining ships we use mining lasers and defence equpiment, that means civilian weapons and for large miners civilian transport turrets.
Special Ship Equipment Please contact administration.
|Helene Schmidt (Moniekje)|
|Ulrich Schweighöfer (Geolog)|
|Sales Manager||Chief of Mining Operations||Chief of Security|
|Jessica Axt||Ludwig Fischer||Hans Hofmann|