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Sandvik inaugurates new load and haul factory in Malaysia

Sandvik this week inaugurated its new production unit in Malaysia dedicated to manufacturing underground load and haul equipment.

The first equipment model assembled at the new factory is Sandvik’s Toro™ LH517i loader, with production expected to ramp up over the coming year. The facility will commence production of Toro™ TH545i trucks later in the year, as part of a cross-manufacturing plan. Production volume allocation among existing factories will be based on machine specification, sales area distribution and production capacity.

Battery product manufacturing is slated to begin by Q3 2024, with BEV unit assembly scheduled for 2025, aligning with future electrification goals.

“This expansion marks a significant milestone for Sandvik,” said Patricio Apablaza, President of Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions’ Load and Haul division. “This production unit enables flexible manufacturing of both conventional diesel and battery-electric loaders and trucks while adhering to Sandvik’s stringent global standards for sustainability, quality and safety – all with the aim to reduce lead times for mining customers in the Asia Pacific region.”

Spanning over 8,000 square meters, the new facility is situated in the Sendayan TechValley industrial park, strategically positioned approximately 70 kilometers south of Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur and 15 kilometers west of state capital Seremban. The factory comprises 15 versatile assembly bays and sits 90 kilometers southeast of Port Klang, Malaysia’s largest seaport and one of the busiest container terminals in the world.

For further information, please contact:
VO Kataja
General Manager and Managing Director
Load and Haul division
Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions
Email: vo.kataja@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 2023 the Group had approximately 41​,000 employees and revenues of about 127 billion SEK in about 170 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 2023, sales were approximately 66 billion SEK with about 17,000 employees.

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