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23 Sep 2022 , Press release

Sandvik is expanding its plant in Turku, Finland to incorporate the manufacture of battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) for underground mining. Alongside the expansion, which is set to be completed in the second half of 2023, the whole of the plant for load and haul equipment is set to be enhanced and modernized.

21 Sep 2022 , Press release

Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions has introduced its AutoMine® Concept Underground Drill, the company’s second technology demonstrator for its future autonomous mining vision.

6 Sep 2022 , Press release

In response to growing demand for agnostic automation systems in surface mining, Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions and Flanders have entered into an agreement to develop and deliver a digital interface between the FLANDERS ARDVARC Autonomous Drill System (ADS) and Sandvik iSeries rotary blasthole drills.

1 Sep 2022 , News

Gold miner Agnico Eagle will explore the safety, efficiency and sustainability benefits of battery-electric technology by trialing a Sandvik LH518B underground loader at its Fosterville Gold Mine later this year.

30 Aug 2022 , Press release

Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions has received a large order in Chile for surface mining equipment and its AutoMine® Surface Drilling solution from Movitec, a contractor on Codelco’s Rajo Inca open pit project. The order includes two Leopard™ DI650i down-the-hole (DTH) drill rigs and two Sandvik DR412i rotary blasthole drill rigs, including AutoMine® Surface Drilling systems for fully autonomous operations.

19 Aug 2022 , News

Australian contract miner Byrnecut is embracing the many benefits of battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) by purchasing six Sandvik 18-tonne battery-electric loaders with AutoMine® for use at OZ Minerals’ Prominent Hill and Carrapateena operations in South Australia.

9 Aug 2022 , Press release

Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions has introduced AutoMine® Mapping Solution, an innovative new product designed to maximize productivity and improve safety of autonomous vehicle navigation in underground mining operations by utilizing mapped data.

25 Jul 2022 , Press release

Foran Mining has selected Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions to supply a fleet of 20 battery-electric vehicles (BEVs), including trucks, loaders and drills, for its McIlvenna Bay project in Saskatchewan, Canada. Set to be the world’s first carbon-neutral copper development project, McIlvenna Bay will be powered by clean hydroelectric power and designed to take advantage of Sandvik’s latest technological advances in sustainable mining.

21 Jul 2022 , News

Country Boy Supply, LLC will be supplying Sandvik’s comprehensive range of boom drills, rock tools and full aftermarket support for customers in Tennesse and Georgia, effective from June, 2022.

3 Jul 2022 , News

New initiatives across Australia and New Zealand will launch the business into a new era of sustainable business practices with staff, customers, and society to benefit

News

1 Sep 2022 , News

Gold miner Agnico Eagle will explore the safety, efficiency and sustainability benefits of battery-electric technology by trialing a Sandvik LH518B underground loader at its Fosterville Gold Mine later this year.

19 Aug 2022 , News

Australian contract miner Byrnecut is embracing the many benefits of battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) by purchasing six Sandvik 18-tonne battery-electric loaders with AutoMine® for use at OZ Minerals’ Prominent Hill and Carrapateena operations in South Australia.

21 Jul 2022 , News

Country Boy Supply, LLC will be supplying Sandvik’s comprehensive range of boom drills, rock tools and full aftermarket support for customers in Tennesse and Georgia, effective from June, 2022.

3 Jul 2022 , News

New initiatives across Australia and New Zealand will launch the business into a new era of sustainable business practices with staff, customers, and society to benefit

27 Jun 2022 , News

Sandvik is now launching RS410, the next generation raiseboring cutter. With a new design and tougher carbides for reduced insert breakage, it can provide up to 20% longer service life depending on rock conditions - improving safety and reducing downtime and maintenance costs.

20 Jun 2022 , News

Sandvik has acquired the Finland-based company Akkurate, a frontrunner in holistic battery management, providing remote battery diagnostic and prognostic platforms. The company will be reported in Load and Haul, a division within the business area Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions.

16 Feb 2022 , News

A leading mining services provider will put Sandvik’s AutoMine® Surface Drilling solution to work at a mine in Australia, with the AutoMine® system to be used with existing Leopard DI650i down-the-hole drill rigs on site. The aim is to increase efficiency and to build on the current high levels of safety. The AutoMine® system allows a single operator to control up to three rigs simultaneously from the safety of a trailer, van or remote control room.

8 Dec 2021 , News

Perenti’s Barminco, Newtrax and Sandvik are partnering to develop a new technology-led solution that improves the safety of pedestrians working near heavy vehicles (HVs) underground

17 Aug 2021 , News

Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions has launched a microsite for MINExpo INTERNATIONAL® 2021, designed to provide a rich digital experience for customers who are not able to attend mining’s largest tradeshow.

13 Jul 2021 , News

The Quarry Academy® team just announced the Quarry Academy® 2020 scholarship winner: Alexandra Gregor, a Mining Engineering and Management student from the South Dakota School of Mines. Alexandra is originally from Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She responds: “I am grateful for this opportunity and am excited to see where this brings me in the future!”

Press releases

23 Sep 2022 , Press release

Sandvik is expanding its plant in Turku, Finland to incorporate the manufacture of battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) for underground mining. Alongside the expansion, which is set to be completed in the second half of 2023, the whole of the plant for load and haul equipment is set to be enhanced and modernized.

21 Sep 2022 , Press release

Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions has introduced its AutoMine® Concept Underground Drill, the company’s second technology demonstrator for its future autonomous mining vision.

6 Sep 2022 , Press release

In response to growing demand for agnostic automation systems in surface mining, Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions and Flanders have entered into an agreement to develop and deliver a digital interface between the FLANDERS ARDVARC Autonomous Drill System (ADS) and Sandvik iSeries rotary blasthole drills.

30 Aug 2022 , Press release

Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions has received a large order in Chile for surface mining equipment and its AutoMine® Surface Drilling solution from Movitec, a contractor on Codelco’s Rajo Inca open pit project. The order includes two Leopard™ DI650i down-the-hole (DTH) drill rigs and two Sandvik DR412i rotary blasthole drill rigs, including AutoMine® Surface Drilling systems for fully autonomous operations.

9 Aug 2022 , Press release

Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions has introduced AutoMine® Mapping Solution, an innovative new product designed to maximize productivity and improve safety of autonomous vehicle navigation in underground mining operations by utilizing mapped data.

25 Jul 2022 , Press release

Foran Mining has selected Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions to supply a fleet of 20 battery-electric vehicles (BEVs), including trucks, loaders and drills, for its McIlvenna Bay project in Saskatchewan, Canada. Set to be the world’s first carbon-neutral copper development project, McIlvenna Bay will be powered by clean hydroelectric power and designed to take advantage of Sandvik’s latest technological advances in sustainable mining.

28 Jun 2022 , Press release

Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions has introduced its newest i-series top hammer longhole drill rig, Sandvik DL422i.

20 Jun 2022 , Press release

Mississauga, Canada: Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions has secured an order of Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) from BHP for the Jansen Potash Project, located in the province of Saskatchewan, Canada. Jansen Stage 1 is being designed with a focus on sustainability and technology and the battery-electric loaders will be used in the most advanced potash-mine in the world.

17 Jun 2022 , Press release

The President of business area Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions, Henrik Ager, will leave the Sandvik Group.

15 Jun 2022 , Press release

Sandvik’s new warehouse at Roe Highway Logistics Park (ROE) in Western Australia is the first industrial facility in the state to be declared 6 Star Green Star by the Green Building Council of Australia.

Features

21 Sep 2020 , Feature

Located on East Falkland, Pony’s Pass quarry is a booming site which is at the industrial heart of the island’s operations. Despite its isolated position, it annually produces 160,000 tons of quartzitic sandstone using a state-of-the-art mobile crushing and screening train. To meet the diverse and logistically challenging requirements of this project, Sandvik Mobile Crushers and Screens was enlisted to ensure productive and well-engineered products were at the centre of this valuable operation.

11 Sep 2020 , Feature

MacLeod Construction Ltd may have been founded on traditional house building values, but it has successfully embedded modern construction and quarrying practices into its operations. Based in Lochgilphead, the multi-faceted company are one of the largest private employers in the area and remain an innovator when it comes to materials, production and management. For over 20 years, Sandvik Mobile Crushers and Screens has provided unrivalled service and highly specialized crushing equipment to assist our partner in achieving their visionary growth.

21 Apr 2020 , Feature

A new dual powered mobile crushing plant has more than doubled aggregate production while improving product quality and creating unprecedented versatility for one of the only government-owned quarries in the United States.

QE441 Free Flow scalping screen from Sandvik Mobile Crushers and Screens
27 Sep 2018 , Feature

Essex based G&B Finch has boosted its recycling of construction and demolition materials by employing a QE441 Free Flow scalping screen from Sandvik Mobile Crushers and Screens. The advanced screening deck on the machine has increased production by over 30%, and enabled the company to continue recycling throughout the winter.

21 Aug 2018 , Feature

Pembrokeshire based Mason Brothers Quarry Products has a longstanding relationship with Sandvik which goes back to the 1990s. The company now produces in excess of 100,000 tons of high quality aggregate from its Rhyndaston quarry near Haverfordwest, with a mobile crushing, screening and scalping train from Sandvik playing a key role in ensuring that Mason Brothers’ customers get the materials they need.

KB Contracting & Quarries New Zealand invest in Sandvik QH441 and QA451 Doublescreen
6 Feb 2018 , Feature

An increasing workload has seen KB Contracting & Quarries expand and upgrade the equipment in its operations, recently buying a new Sandvik crusher and screen, a Hyundai loader and a Bomag roller from Porters in Christchurch.

Sandvik QE341 working in a marble application
10 Jan 2018 , Feature

The quarries of Carrara marble spa in Vennai Guglielmo di Fantiscritti in the Italian Alps have long been the center of producing marble that formed some of the greatest works of art in history. Now increasing use of modern equipment has helped improve operational efficiency, with a new Sandvik QE341 scalper / screen being a highly prized addition to the production process.

Sandvik QJ341 working in Cumbria, UK
4 Aug 2017 , Feature

Cumbrian based Ashcroft Plant Cumbria Ltd purchased a Sandvik QJ341 jaw crusher and QE341 scalper to cater for their needs in their expanding recycling business.

30 May 2017 , Feature

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology will be taking the opportunity of this year's Demo Expo to showcase two of the smaller members of their mobile crushing and screening range, with the QJ241 jaw crusher and QE241 scalping screen on display. Demo Expo is a demolition show, organised in conjuction with the National Federation of Demolition Contractors (NFDC) and takes place from Thursday 22nd until Saturday 24th June at the Hertfordshire Showground.

22 May 2017 , Feature

The mobile Sandvik top hammer drill rig has carved out a career that its developers could scarcely have dreamt of. Since its launch last year, the new Commando DC130Ri model from Sandvik has demonstrated its impressive versatility in a wide range of demanding applications, both above and below ground.

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