Jonas Gustavsson, President of Sandvik Materials Technology, cuts the steel ribbon at the opning ceremony, aided by Head of Sourcing and Logistics Johan Wiklund.

Improving safety

December 2012: Sandvik has opened a new raw materials yard in Sandviken.

The 60 million SEK investment includes a 7,200 square meter building for raw materials handling.The new building will improve safety, logistics and the employees' working environment.

"The greatest benefit is the improvement in safety by having much of the raw materials stored under a roof, which eliminates the risk of snow and ice," says Johan Wiklund, Head of Sourcing and Logistics at Sandvik Materials Technology.

Exposure to snow and ice can cause severe explosions at a later stage, when the raw materials are melted in the steel mill.