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Sandvik expands California battery center of excellence

To strengthen its position as underground mining’s leading battery-electric innovator, Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions is further expanding its battery center of excellence in Camarillo, California.

Sandvik opened the state-of-the-art battery system facility in February 2021 to grow its production and testing capabilities for batteries and battery-electric loaders and trucks. The company is now nearly doubling its footprint on the California premises to more than 90,000 square feet (8,400 square meters).

The phased expansion will primarily increase space for battery production and testing. It will also add 2,500 square feet (230 square meters) of R&D space for Sandvik to improve development of its battery and charger technology. The expansion will also add warehouse and office space and increase the site’s training and touring capabilities for customers.

The California investment follows the ongoing expansion of the company’s plant in Turku, Finland, to enable BEV manufacturing and the establishment of a new load and haul production unit in Malaysia that will primarily manufacture BEVs and assemble battery cages.

“This natural expansion of our Camarillo facility complements the other recent global BEV investments and strengthens our position as the mining industry’s leading in-house battery developer,” said Ville Laine, Vice President, Batteries and Chargers at Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions.

Camarillo, California, USA, May 18, 2023

For more information, please contact:
Ville Laine
Vice President, Batteries and Chargers
Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions
Email: ville.laine@sandvik.com

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.