Sandvik has announced an investment of approximately 200 MSEK in its Sandvik Coromant division. The investment will see a new prototype workshop for cemented-carbide tools and a new Productivity and Application Centre in Sandviken, Sweden, in addition to a new Application Centre at the existing production unit in Langfang, China.
“The investments represent part of our future strategy to ensure that the most efficient applications and training methods are used in our operations,” stated Klas Forsström, President of Sandvik Coromant.
Sandvik Coromant, which is included in the Sandvik Machining Solutions business area, is a supplier of tools, tooling systems, service and expertise in the area of metal cutting.
Through its 26 Productivity Centres and a number of training units, customers, employees and partners from across the globe can learn about metal cutting and cemented-carbide tools, and how these tools can be used by customers to achieve optimal results. Sandvik Coromant currently has eight Application Centres, which are focused on a specific industry, such as the automotive, aerospace or energy sectors. Work is performed in close collaboration with customers and partners with the aim of developing productivity-enhancing applications for machining operations.
Sandvik Coromant has approximately 8,000 employees worldwide. Its head office, and some manufacturing, is located in Sandviken, Sweden.
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