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Sandvik to boost production in Sweden

SANDVIK Mining and Construction are to expand their manufacturing operations in Svedala, Sweden, with a SEK300 million (£27.5 million) investment in a new crushing equipment production plant.

According to Sandvik, the nearly 6,000 sq m facility, which is scheduled for completion during early 2012, will be fitted with the most modern production equipment for manufacturing key components for the company’s crushers, which are assembled not only in Svedala, but also in other countries.

The investment follows a decision earlier this year to also build a new distribution center in Svedala for spare parts for the European market.

Commenting on the latest announcement, Gert Sköld, chief financial officer and vice-president, Sandvik Mining and Construction, said: ‘Sandvik Mining and Construction have in recent years consolidated manufacturing to larger and highly efficient plants.

‘All our manufacturing locations must be world-class and this applies to the highest degree to our facility in Svedala, where we also have our product development center for crushing technology.’

www.construction.sandvik.com

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