|Included in the acquisition are the production units in Svedala and Arbrċ in Sweden, and Chauny in France, with a turnover of approx. 1 400 MSEK and about 900 employees. The products which are manufactured at these factories represent several globally strong brands, including Hydrocone and Eurocone cone crushers, Jawmaster jaw crushers and gyratory crushers.|
The president of the new company is Nils-Evert Karlsson, who has long experience in leading positions within Svedala.
|Tradition and renewal|
The production units have their roots in more than a hundred years solid tradition of technical development, manufacture and process know-how, says Nils-Evert Karlsson. Allis-Chalmers, CFBK, Faço and Svedala Arbrċ are some of the company names linked to our past, names which are well-known all over the world. Now we are at the start of a new Millennium and face new conditions. Within the global concern which is Sandvik, we will continue to build on our firm foundation, renew and improve ourselves and make Sandvik Rock Processing the leading company in our line of business, all over the world. Sandvik is already the world leader within its core businesses: Tooling, Mining and Construction and Specialty Steels. Of course, it feels inspiring to have the opportunity to develop under conditions such as these!
Wide customer base
Our products are of interest to many customer categories. A large group is active within the quarrying and construction industries, producing aggregates and sand for the building of houses, roads, railways, bridges, etc. The minerals-processing industries form another large group to which we supply equipment for the processing of ores like copper, iron, zink and lead and the extraction of precious metals such as gold, silver and platinum. Our products are also used in many applications in the recycling industry, a business which is likely to expand in the future.
The market situation
Product development is a continuous process
In our engineers’ computers there are already many new development ideas for various products, such as screens and mobile units. Our products are continuously improved, with the aim of increasing effectiveness, reliability and availability to the utmost. Our wealth of ex-perience and our competence give us an edge over our competitors and of course we intend to maintain this advantage. Our ambition is to be a complete supplier of equipment to our cus-tomers. This means that we can never rest on our laurels but must always show the market that we are in the forefront of development. In this connection I can mention that we pay a lot of attention to the implementation of various measures to minimize the environmental effects of our production. In our cone crusher manufacturing, for example, we use vacuum instead of a chemical binder to stabilize sand moulds. In addition, we look after the recycling of worn-out machines and wear parts by reclaiming them in our own foundries. In round figures, between 80 and 90 percent of the material used in our foundries is scrap.
Our process and system know-how means a lot