February 19th, 2014

Sandvik constructing high-tech innovation facility of excellence in Sandviken

The new innovation facility will be a permanent innovation center, showroom and meeting place for Sandvik and stakeholders interested in high-tech industry.

Sandvik is a world-leading industrial company that has been based in Sandviken for over 150 years. The two-story 4,500 square meter facility will be used as an innovation and Application center by Sandvik Coromant, and will be open to customers, partners, students, experts in related industries and potential employees.

Sandvik hopes that the new facility will help to double the annual visitors from around the world to its Productivity Centre in Sandviken to around 6,000 visitors per year. The high-tech innovation facility will allow customers to develop unique and competitive solutions together with Sandvik’s experts, and will act as a model for over 30 Sandvik Coromant Application centers around the world.

The new prototype workshop is already complete, which will help Sandvik to design and produce tools faster and more efficiently. A test workshop, where new tools can be evaluated, is also being developed. The facilities will help Sandvik to develop tailored solutions for specific customers, which is an increasingly important part of Sandvik’s business offering.

In addition, the facility will include a Productivity centre, where Sandvik can share advanced knowledge and productive machining solutions with the latest machines and tools on the market. There will also be large conference rooms and offices at the facility, which is scheduled for completion in September 2014.

Source (External website - Sandvik.com)