Sandvik opens new production unit in South Africa
Sandvik continues to invest in South Africa by setting up local manufacturing capabilities to build high quality load and haul equipment close to its customers.
During Sandvik’s 70 year history in South Africa, we have become well-acquainted with the challenges facing its mining industry and understands the important role that private investment and local manufacturing can play in extending mine life, skills development and employment.
Sandvik has identified the opportunity to further support local industry and has decided to establish its own local manufacturing facility for the complete production of the new low profile loader Sandvik LH115L that will be launched for the African market.
“This latest local manufacturing facility represents an exciting new chapter in the company’s development and underscores our desire to play a part in the skills development and local manufacturing capabilities,” says Simon Andrews, Vice President, Sales Area Southern Africa, Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology.
In addition, Sandvik is bringing its global standards and processes in high quality manufacturing to this new facility.
“We are creating knowledge transfer to set up the proven processes and systems that we already have in our other manufacturing locations around the world so that we can add other Sandvik products to this manufacturing site when needed”, says Mats Eriksson, President for Product Area Load and Haul at Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology.