The Haglund Medal
The “Wilhelm Haglund Medal for the Product Developer of the Year” award is presented to the employee or group of employees within Sandvik that has made the most significant contribution in product development.
The medal is named after the legendary Managing Director Wilhelm Haglund, who laid the foundations for the Group's successes in the cemented-carbide area. The award is presented to acknowledge and reward important contributions that have created significant customer benefits and commercial value for the Group.
The award was introduced in 1986 and consists of a medal in 18-carat gold as well as a study trip and diploma. The jury consists of the President and CEO, union representatives and other people with good knowledge of the Group's operations. All Group employees are eligible for the award and they can also recommend candidates.