Sandvik Mining is a business area within the Sandvik Group and a leading global supplier of equipment, cemented-carbide tools, service and technical solutions for the excavation and sizing of rock and minerals in the mining industries. Annual sales 2010 amounted to about SEK 35,200 M, with approximately 15,500 employees.
In late 2010, Sandvik Mining commenced construction of a major industrial facility at Hunter Valley to accommodate their mining business for Eastern Australia. The facility involved acquisition of 16 hectares of green fields land and the construction of over 27,000 square metres of workshops, workforce amenities, a gymnasium as well as an administration building for around 180 office staff. The major capital investment project included two major phases: construction of the facility and integration of six business units operating across the Newcastle region.