Swedish manufacturing company Sandvik has celebrated its 150th anniversary. On January 31, 1862, Göran Fredrik Göransson formed the first company in the world to use the Bessemer process, in turn revolutionizing the steel manufacturing industry.
Sandvik has become a world leader since that time, operating and evolving continuously with innovative shifts in technology and identifying new opportunities it different markets. It now boasts 50,000 employees worldwide.
The company celebrated the 150th milestone with various events at its offices around the globe, and a book tabling the company’s development during the last 150 years will be released next month. ‘Meet Sandvik’ has been published in 14 languages. A website has been set-up to provide information about Sandvik’s 150 year journey at www.sandvik.com/150.
Sandvik’s advanced products supply mining, construction and industrial operations with tools for metal cutting, stainless materials, special alloys, process systems and ceramic resistance materials.
The company’s history in Australia is somewhat shorter, Sandvik was established in 1961, and celebrated its 50th anniversary last year. Since then it has established a strong presence in Australia, including the supply, service and support of a wide range of products for the mining and construction industries. In addition, it is a significant supplier of Sandvik-branded Australian-designed and manufactured equipment for the mining and related sectors.