Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology

Business area Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology is a leading supplier in equipment and tools, service and technical solutions for the mining and construction industries.

Key figures 2019

Revenues: 44,777 million SEK
Operating profit: 8,602 million SEK
Adjusted operating profit: 8,911 million SEK
Employees: 14,229


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Applications include rock drilling, rock cutting, crushing and screening, loading and hauling, tunneling, quarrying and breaking and demolition.

The focus lies on bringing value to customers through high-performing products that increase productivity and safety as well as to provide services and flexible maintenance programs that extend uptime and cut costs.

A fast-growing part of the business area's offering is solutions for automation and remote monitoring of equipment, which increases operational efficiency and process reliability. The mine automation systems cover all aspects of automation, from single equipment to full fleet control.

Revenues by commodity*

  • Gold 33
  • Copper 18
  • Coal 11
  • Zinc 6
  • PGM** 7
  • Iron ore 4
  • Diamonds 2
  • Other minerals 8
  • Other base metals 2
  • Other metals 6

Revenues by market area

  • North America 21
  • Asia 21
  • Africa/Middle East 18
  • Europe 16
  • Australia 15
  • South America 9

*For mining-related revenues.
** PGM = Platinum Group Metals.

Demand drivers


  • GDP growth rate and resource intensive industry development
  • Metal and mineral prices
  • Production levels in existing mines and expansion projects (green- and brownfield)
  • Productivity improvements and new technology, for example automation and electrification
  • Demand in the areas of environment, health and safety


  • GDP growth/Urbanization
  • Infrastructure investments and spending
  • Government stimulus programs
  • Aggregates production
  • Cement consumption

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