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Sandvik expanding load and haul portfolio to diesel-electric

Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions is expanding its technology portfolio by developing a diesel-electric range of underground loaders and trucks to complement its leading BEV offering.

For more than 40 years, Sandvik has been driving electrification of underground mining equipment, starting with cable-electric loaders in the early 1980s and evolving to state-of-the-art BEV equipment today. Now the company is expanding its load and haul offering to include diesel-electric equipment.

“We see the future of underground mining as a combination of multiple coexisting technologies, with different solutions for varying customer needs,” said Jari Söderlund, Product Management Director, Division Load and Haul, Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions. “An immediate switch from diesel to battery-electric is not a feasible solution for every mine and application. Diesel-electric is another technology that can help our customers achieve their productivity and sustainability goals.”

Sandvik first showcased its new Toro™ diesel-electric truck demonstrator to customers at a technology workshop in Turku, Finland in 2022, during which participants shared their expectations for diesel-electric technology. The demonstrator has since undergone extensive performance testing and the Sandvik product development team is using feedback from the workshop to ensure its future offering meets customer and industry needs.

Customers can expect the diesel-electric equipment offering to boost productivity, reduce total cost of ownership, improve availability and extend component lifetimes. The equipment will benefit from the experience Sandvik has gained with its BEV installed base, and will utilize many common platforms used for the Toro™ load and haul product series, which has thousands of units delivered around the globe.

The diesel-electric Toro™ loaders and trucks will be automation compatible and available with advanced Sandvik digital service solutions as well as remote monitoring services, to further improve productivity and safety while reducing total cost of ownership.

Turku, Finland, May 11, 2023

For more information, please contact:
Jari Söderlund
Product Management Director
Division Load and Haul
Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions

Sandvik Group
Sandvik is a global, high-tech engineering group providing solutions that enhance productivity, profitability and sustainability for the manufacturing, mining and infrastructure industries. We are at the forefront of digitalization and focus on optimizing our customers’ processes. Our world-leading offering includes equipment, tools, services and digital solutions for machining, mining, rock excavation and rock processing. In 2022 the Group had approximately 40,000 employees and revenues of about 112 billion SEK in about 150 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, 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 2022, sales were approximately 57 billion SEK with about 16,200 employees.