Jump to content

9,000th unit rolled out at Sandvik plant in Turku, Finland

Sandvik Turku plant in Finland, that produces underground mining loaders and trucks, rolled out its 9,000th machine, Sandvik TH663 dump truck on Friday, September 16. This specific machine is destined to be delivered to Australian Mining contractor Byrnecut later this month.

“We are really satisfied with Sandvik trucks’ quality and performance and support services. They have proven to be reliable and productive machines,” said Pat Boniwell, Managing Director of Byrnecut. Here together with Lars Engström, President of Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology.

It was a great moment of pride for the Turku plant to roll out its 9,000th machine at the event that gathered employees, customers and suppliers. Official celebrations were spread across the day and included the machine roll-out ceremony directly to representatives from the customer Byrnecut.

“By all accounts, it was a great event and good experience. I am touched by Sandvik's commitment and how passionate the employees are about their work,” said Pat Boniwell, Managing Director of Australian Byrnecut.

Market-leading performance

The manufacturing in Turku began in 1971, the 5,000th machine was assembled in 2003 and the 9,000 total was reached in September this year. Lars Engström, President of Business Area Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology, was also present at the occasion. He sees the achievement as a statement of Sandvik’s production capability, market-leading performance and product reliability. He also stressed the role of the factory in Finland:

“The Turku factory is playing an important part for Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology’s global competence and production network, by building high-performing loaders and trucks for a global market and thus contributing to the success of Sandvik.”

We would like your consent

Sandvik and our vendors use cookies (and similar technologies) to collect and process personal data (such as device identifiers, IP addresses, and website interactions) for essential site functions, analyzing site performance, personalizing content, and delivering targeted ads. Some cookies are necessary and can’t be turned off, while others are used only if you consent. The consent-based cookies help us support Sandvik and individualize your website experience. You may accept or reject all such cookies by clicking the appropriate button below. You can also consent to cookies based on their purposes via the manage cookies link below. Visit our cookie privacy policy for more details on how we use cookies.