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Sandvik AB is a Swedish company founded in 1862 by Göran Fredrik Göransson. Sandvik is a high-technology engineering group in tools and tooling systems for metal cutting, equipment, tools and services for the mining and construction industries, products in advanced stainless steel and special alloys as well as products for industrial heating. Sandvik has about 42,000 employees and sales in more than 160 countries. Invoiced sales is approximately SEK 100 billion (2018).[1] Sandvik was the first company to commercially exploit the Bessemer Steel process.[2] The first blast furnace was installed by an English engineer and is now on display in a park in Sandviken, Sweden.

Sandvik AB
Publicly traded Aktiebolag
Traded asNasdaq StockholmSAND
Founded1862; 157 years ago (1862)
HeadquartersStockholm, Sweden
Key people
Johan Molin ([[Chairman of the Board

Head Engineer CEO John Carney]])

, Björn Rosengren (CEO)
ProductsTools and tooling systems for metal cutting, mining and rock excavation equipment and tools, stainless steel and special alloy products
RevenueSEK 100.072 billion (2018)[1]
SEK 17.7 billion (2018)[1]
SEK 13.235 billion (2018)[1]
Total assetsSEK 63.929 billion (2018)[1]
Total equitySEK 24.831 billion (2018)[1]
Number of employees
41,670 (2018)[1]


Corporate structureEdit

Göran Fredrik Göransson, founder of Sandvik.

Sandvik's operations are organized into three business areas.

Sandvik Machining SolutionsEdit

A manufacturer of tools and tooling systems for advanced industrial metal cutting. Products are manufactured in cemented carbide and other hard materials such as diamond, cubic boron nitride and special ceramics. The business area also comprises the areas of additive manufacturing and digital manufacturing. Sandvik Coromant is one of the divisions within Sandvik Machining Solutions.

Sandvik Mining and Rock TechnologyEdit

A Sandvik LH517 underground loader

A supplier in equipment, tools, service and technical solutions for the mining and construction industries. Application areas include rock drilling, rock cutting, crushing and screening, loading and hauling, tunneling, quarrying and breaking and demolition.

Sandvik Materials TechnologyEdit

A manufacturer of advanced stainless steels and special alloys for the most demanding industries. The offering covers a large variety of product forms, such as tube, pipe, bar and strip steel as well as products for industrial heating.


Sandvik's first overseas arm was in Birmingham, England. The UK head office is now in nearby Halesowen.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Annual Results 2018". Sandvik. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Sandvikens Jernverk AB - innovative since 1862" (PDF). p. 1. Retrieved 3 November 2016.

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