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Sandvik to divest Sandvik Tobler

Sandvik has reached an agreement with the Japanese company Mori Seiki regarding the divestment of Sandvik Tobler, which is part of the Sandvik Tooling business area.

Sandvik Tobler has operations in France and develops, produces and sells chucks, mandrels, clamps and other tools primarily for the automotive and aerospace industries. The business has sales of about SEK 85 M, with about 80 employees.

Mori Seiki is a global machine-tool company that manufactures and sell lathes and multi-axis turning centers to customers within the automotive, aerospace, energy, engineering and medical industries. Mori Seiki and Sandvik have cooperated for many years in the field of metal working.

"The divestment of Sandvik Tobler entails the discontinuation of an operation that is outside the business area's core operation," says Anders Thelin, President of Sandvik Tooling.

The sale is expected to be concluded in January 2008, subject to approval by the relevant authorities.

Sandviken, 22 November 2007

Sandvik AB; (publ)