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Austrian-based Sandvik Mining Systems secures major contract in South Africa

22. July 2015

The Austrian subsidiary of Sandvik Mining Systems, based in Leoben, Styria, secured a major contract for the supply of bulk handling equipment to South Africa to the value of 65 million Euros by 2017. 

Over the next two years, the Austrian subsidiary is expected to deliver equipment that will enable the offloading and reloading of 6.800 tons per hour as well as two ship loaders with a capacity of 11.000 tons per hour. The manufacture and installation will be undertaken by the Austrian subsidiary, which is known as the “Centre of Excellence – Mobile Machines” in the areas of open-pit mining and material handling. The contract is of great importance to Sandvik Mining Systems as it secures approximately 160 jobs in the town of Leoben, Austria. Sandvik Mining belongs to the Sandvik Group which employs around 47 000 people at its 130 subsidiaries around the world.  

Sandvik Group  

Sandvik is a high-tech and global engineering group offering advanced products and services that enhance customer productivity, profitability and safety. We have world - leading positions in selected areas - tools for metal cutting, equipment and tools for the mining and construction industries, stainless materials, special alloys, metallic and ceramic resistance materials as well as process systems. In 2014 the Group had about 47,000 employees and representation in approximately 130 countries, with sales of about 89,000 million SEK.  

Sandvik Mining  

Sandvik Mining is a business area within the Sandvik Group and a leading global supplier of equipment and tools, service and technical solutions for the mining industry. The offering covers rock drilling, rock cutting, rock crushing, loading and hauling and materials handling. In 2014 sales were about 27,000 million SEK, with approximately 12,000 employees.