Wilhelm Haglund founded SANDVIK COROMANT in Sandviken, Sweden, in 1942. The "COROMANT" part of the name combines the Swedish words for corona (the bright halo around the sun) and diamond, but the company's roots actually lie in steel. Today, some 75 years later, SANDVIK COROMANT is a world market leader supplying the metalworking industry with tools, tool solutions and know-how. Time and again over this period, the company has provided the sector with new products, solutions and methods, and has also improved processes and changed mindsets. What's more, significant investment in research and development in close collaboration with customers and partners has led to unique innovations taking industry standards into the next industrial era.
To ensure this successful progress continues with the same momentum, SANDVIK COROMANT is now investing over 16 million euros in its Renningen site near Stuttgart, building a new competence center there, where its partners, customers and staff can shape the future of manufacturing together - with a particular focus on the automotive industry. Building work on the new center, which will extend over some 4,000 square meters, started on May 6, 2019 and is scheduled for completion in fall 2020. "The new SANDVIK COROMANT Center is to be a meeting place for anyone who is interested in productivity gains, innovations and the future of global production," said the company's President Nadine Crauwels at the groundbreaking ceremony.
The building is designed to ultimately accommodate a training center, flexible training rooms, a production area and around 50 office workstations. "We'll be carrying out development projects for our customers and a range of employee training courses here. The inspiring state-of-the-art surroundings provide space for communication, interaction and both on-site and remote training. This center reinforces our position as a competence and innovation leader in the manufacturing industry and provides new impetus in a region that boasts numerous innovative manufacturers from the mechanical engineering and automotive sectors," emphasizes Markus Dummel, the project manager in charge of the SANDVIK COROMANT Center.