Sandvik stands at the forefront of an exciting transition with urbanization at the center, aiming to develop innovative solutions together with societies. Unlocking the seemingly limitless potential of connectivity, predictive analytics, embedded sensors and big data is just one focus. Pioneering material research is another, where Sandvik has more than 150 years of experience.
Urbanization is a strong macro trend and megacities are developing around the world. Sandvik offers a strong portfolio of products and solutions that help these cities grow efficiently and sustainably. Several Sandvik business areas contribute with tools, materials and solutions that help connect people, both virtually and physically – everything from productive tunneling equipment to metal-cutting tools required for the production of electronic devices, such as mobile phones and computers.
While cities are growing and an increasing number of people have the option to decide where in the world to live, many of the earth’s underground resources remain in their often distant and unfriendly locations. But the inaccessible is becoming more accessible.
With the use of new technology and intelligent solutions, many tasks can actually be controlled at a distance, enabling people to perform their jobs in a modern and comfortable control room rather than on site. And for jobs that must be performed on site, in a mine or on an oil platform for example, safety and the working environment are a constant focus for both Sandvik and its customers.
Moreover, Sandvik offers a strong aftermarket service, which is a draw for customers. “You can have the best unit in the world but if there’s no service support and no reliable parts supply, then it doesn’t matter how good the unit is, it’s going to result in downtime,” says Barry Upton, Managing Director at RUC Mining, one of Sandvik’s customers in Western Australia.
With a wide portfolio of strong products and solutions and a deep concern for the world in which we live, Sandvik, working with its customers and society at large, is contributing to a better today and a brighter tomorrow.