Multinational OEM Sandvik has announced some important developments in the lead-up to 2021.
Effective from 1 January, 2021, Sandvik has established Sandvik Rock Processing Solutions (SRP), a new business area which comprises the former Crushing and Screening division that belonged to the Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology business area.
Business area Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology will continue to be led by Henrik Ager and as of 1 January 2021 also changed its name to Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions (SMR).
The structural change is designed to accelerate the profitable growth within the rock processing solutions area, based on the old Crushing and Screening division addressing separate parts of the value chain and facing different competition to the other SMR divisions.
“Sandvik is market leading within rock processing and our Crushing and Screening division is a well performing business with exciting growth opportunities,” Sandvik’s president and CEO Stefan Widing said.
“The business is already operating quite independently from the rest of Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions, with its own manufacturing, sourcing and aftermarket. By establishing Rock Processing Solutions as a business area we will improve transparency and strengthen our growth ambitions within the area.”
Sandvik also appointed Anders Svensson, president of the Crushing and Screening division since 2016, as president of the new Sandvik Rock Processing Solutions and as a new member of the Sandvik Group Executive Management, as of 1 January, 2021. Svensson joined Sandvik in 2008 and prior to his current position had several different management positions within Sandvik and at Metso.
The crushing and screening business had, as a division within SMR, about SEK7.4 billion ($AUD1.16 billion) in sales and a 15.9 per cent operating profit margin in 2019, with about 2000 employees.
NEW PERTH WORKSHOP
Before its change of name, Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology signalled its ongoing commitment to the Australian mining and construction equipment market by signing a long-term lease for a new purpose-built workshop at Roe Highway Logistics Park, in Kenwick, Perth.
The 16,000m2 site will include an advanced workshop, modern office and meeting facilities, and testing and training equipment. Construction is underway, with the workshop scheduled for completion in 2021.
Nathan Cunningham, Sandvik’s business line manager for service in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region, said Roe Highway Logistics Park is a strategically important location for Sandvik’s customers.
“The strategic location of our new workshop, with its central position, freight rail and RAV7 truck access will enable us to further support our Western Australian customers and the purpose-built design will improve equipment repairs, inspections and our rebuild capability for our equipment offering,” he elaborated.
“The improved layout, increased size, additional bays and design will enable our fully trained service technicians, aftermarket support and technology specialists to work more efficiently.”
The new workshop will be fully accredited and work to OEM standards. “The high quality of our rebuilds allows us to provide full warranties on the machines we strip down and rebuild,” Cunningham said.
Kate Bills, Sandvik’s sustainability, marketing and communications manager for APAC, said the purpose-built facility will align with Sandvik’s 2030 Sustainable Business goals, which address a circular society, climate change, safety and fair play.
“As part of Sandvik’s sustainability goals, we’re aiming to halve our CO2 footprint by 2030. The new workshop incorporates state of the art design elements to help us achieve this such as solar panels, green concrete and the use of low carbon building materials.”
The site will also include best practice water management, energy efficient lighting, natural ventilation and rainwater harvesting.
“For Sandvik, being a leader in both innovation and sustainability is key in recruiting the right talent, continuing to be our customers’ preferred choice and remaining a company that is attractive to investors,” Bills added.
Judd Dyer, director at Perth-based property developer Hesperia, added that as part of Roe Highway Logistics Park’s commitment to sustainability, a range of initiatives have been implemented across the design and functionality of the site.
“We are on the path to achieving carbon neutrality at Roe Highway Logistics Park and have a heavy focus on energy, recycling, environmental sustainability and water efficiencies,” Dyer said. “Providing brand new, purpose-built facilities for our tenants, such as Sandvik, allows us to incorporate these features and help futureproof their operations.” •
Source: Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions