Innovation and R&D

One of our targets for 2025 is that we will have a New Sales Ratio of 30–35 percent, defined as share of sales of products younger than 5 years.

Our innovations have a significant impact on vital processes in industries like mining, infrastructure, aerospace and automotive. Sandvik technologies for metal cutting and rock excavation, for example, have helped customers enhance productivity for decades.

30–35% : New Sales Ratio target for 2025

Today, we have ongoing R&D programs in several areas. Examples are:

  • Mining automation and electrification
  • Energy-efficient crushing and screening
  • Digital manufacturing

Sustainability-driving innovations

To reach our sustainability goals for 2030 we have, for example, defined improved resource efficiency and reduced CO2 emissions to be part of all R&D projects. We have also created an ideas hub where all employees can easily contribute with their ideas and innovations. Read an article about the ideas hub

Innovation prizes

Each year Sandvik awards two prizes to employees to stimulate and reward significant efforts in industrial innovation. These prizes are the Haglund Medal and the Sandvik Innovation Prize. Read more about our innovation prizes

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Innovation stories

In the stories section, you find several examples of how our culture of innovation contributes to enhancing our customers' productivity, profitability and sustainability. View our innovation stories

Examples of innovations

Below are examples of our innovations. To view a list of rewarded innovations, go to the page for the Wilhelm Haglund medal.

Sandvik THB550B battery-electric truck

This 50-ton payload capacity truck improves productivity, creates a better work environment and reduces ventilation costs in underground mining.

Read a news item about the battery-electric truck

Sandvik Coromant innovations

Sandvik Coromant is continuously contributing to the manufacturing industry with innovations in the areas of metal cutting and digital machining.

Read more on the website for Sandvik Coromant
Sandvik QI353 impact crusher

Sandvik QI353 mobile impact crusher

A digitally connected impact crusher engineered for high uptime, lower operational costs and increased efficiency.

Read a news item about the impact crusher

3D-printed diamond composite

We have managed to 3D-print diamond composites which means that this material can be formed in almost any shape.

Read a news item about 3D-printed diamond composites