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Sandvik launches new load and haul factory in Malaysia

Sandvik launches new load and haul factory in Malaysia

15 May 2024

Swedish multinational engineering company Sandvik has launched its new production facility in Malaysia dedicated to manufacturing underground load and haul equipment.

Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions president Mats Eriksson said the factory aims to support the assembly production of all Sandvik load and haul underground loaders and trucks, including battery electric vehicles (BEV), and establish a robust supplier network in the region.

“The Seremban facility is important to ensure flexible manufacturing of both conventional diesel and battery-electric loaders and trucks while adhering to Sandvik’s stringent standards for sustainability, quality, and safety.

“Sandvik’s commitment to delivering maximum value in sustainability, performances, quality, safety, flexibility and total economy is evident in this endeavour,” he said during the Sandvik Seremban Grand Launch ceremony here today.

The launch ceremony was officiated by Negeri Sembilan Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun.

Eriksson said that with an initial investment value of RM150 million, the factory would create potential job opportunities for the local community.

He added that the machines assembled in Malaysia at the new factory would be the Toro LH517 loader, with production expected to ramp up over the coming year, while the Toro TH545 trucks would commence production later in the year as part of a crossmanufacturing plan.

“Battery product manufacturing is slated to begin by the third quarter of this year, with the BEV unit assembly scheduled for 2025 aligning with future electrification goals,” he said.

Meanwhile, Aminuddin said the launch of the Seremban factory underscored Sandvik’s commitment to a new assembly production facility, indicating a major advancement in the underground mining equipment sector.

“I would like to express my gratitude to Sandvik for choosing Negeri Sembilan as the first site of its kind in Malaysia and I hope Sandvik may contribute to the creation of skilled workforce in this state,” he said.

The new factory, spanning over 8,000 square metres, is located in the Sendayan Techvalley Industrial Park and comprises 15 versatile assembly cells.

Sandvik Mining and Rock Solution, a business area within the Sandvik Group, is a leading global supplier of equipment and tools, parts, services, digital solutions and sustainability-driven technologies for the mining and construction industries.

Source: Bernama