Sandvik opens innovation centre

Sandvik has established a global rock drill competence and development centre at its site in Tampere, Finland. The new centre will drive the development for rock drills used in underground and surface drilling applications.

Sandvik opens innovation centre

The innovation centre will bundle the rock drill technology development capabilities from across the company, as well as the current and future production technologies and customers. The focus is on making step-change on research, development and engineering capabilities. The rock drill is the heart of the drilling equipment with great influence on the performance and operating costs of the machine.

"The rock drill innovation programme will ensure Sandvik's technology leadership in the rock drilling business for generations to come," said Björn Rosengren, president and CEO.