Sandvik plans new production facility in Malaysia
The Swedish manufacturer Sandvik is looking to meet the increasing demand for battery-electric vehicles in the mining industry. To that end, the company wants to set up a new production plant in Malaysia.
Equipment production is said to kick off in the fourth quarter of this year. According to Sandvik, than manufacturer first plans to upgrade existing facilities. However, the communication does not specify which ones or how much it will invest.
On the other hand, the amount that Sandvik is investing in the facility in Malaysia is known to stand at a value of SEK 350 million (nearly $33 million).
“Malaysia is among the most technologically developed countries in Southeast Asia and has abundant skilled labour, strong local industrial suppliers and reliable infrastructure,” says Mats Eriksson, President of Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions. “Our mining customers in Asia Pacific will enjoy shorter lead times for equipment manufactured to the same Sandvik standards for quality and safety.”
The factory will focus on the production of all-electric mining vehicles. However, according to Sandvik, conventional loaders and trucks, as well as battery cages will also roll off the production line there.
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