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Sandvik consolidates production of wear parts

Sandvik Hard Materials, within Sandvik Tooling business area, has decided to transfer production of wear parts and other products at the unit in Torino, Italy, to the product area's facilities in Epinouze, France and Barcelona, Spain.

Operations in Torino will be phased out, but sales and service in Italy will not be affected.

The decision is part of the work to enhance cost efficiency and achieve economies of scale in production.

The phase-out affects about 20 persons and is scheduled to be completed at the end of 2006.

Sandviken, 7 September 2006

Sandvik AB; (publ)