Sandvik to open new facility in Surrey, Canada
Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions has finalized plans to open a nearly 40,000 square-foot facility to support its customers in Western Canada with local parts storage, a workshop for components, and customer service support.
Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions will add a brand new facility to its Canadian network, located in the Campbell Heights business park area of Surrey, British Columbia. Construction of the facility is already underway and is expected to be fully operational in 2022.
According to Jandre Vissser, logistics manager for Sandvik parts and services, the addition of the new facility is well-timed. “With supply chain constraints being experienced in all industries across the world, lead times have become longer and less predictable,” he says. “In order to mitigate this risk to our customers we are investing in inventory closer to the operations and introducing additional stock into the network.”
The facility, which is nearly 40,000 square feet, is situated close to the Vancouver International Airport, port and major highways. The majority of the facility will consist of a large parts warehouse that will serve as a local hub for Sandvik’s aftermarket logistics group, as well as a component workshop, office space, meeting facilities, customer service center, and training facility. The strategic expansion of Sandvik’s network in Canada is expected to improve parts delivery times for customers in the region.
Peter Corcoran, vice president for Sandvik Canada, says the facility is the first step in a more comprehensive evaluation of Sandvik’s network across Canada. “The industry is changing and we need to be agile and change along with it,” he says. “With this new facility we are taking a long term perspective and taking action today to establish our presence in the West to be able to support our customers with their incorporation of electrification, automation, data & analytics and end-to-end optimization in their mines.”
Mississauga, Canada, December, 2021
Sandvik is a high-tech and global engineering group offering products and services that enhance customer productivity, profitability and safety. We hold world-leading positions in selected areas – tools and tooling systems for metal cutting; equipment and tools, service and technical solutions for the mining industry and rock excavation within the construction industry; products in advanced stainless steels and special alloys as well as products for industrial heating. In 2020 the Group had approximately 37,000 employees and revenues of about 86 billion SEK in more than 160 countries within continuing operations.
Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions
Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions is a business area within the Sandvik Group and a global leading supplier of equipment and tools, parts, service and digital solutions and sustainability-driving technologies for the mining and construction industries. Application areas include rock drilling, rock cutting, loading and hauling, tunneling and quarrying. In 2020, sales were approximately 33.6 billion SEK with about 12,500 employees within continuing operations.