Sandvik is investing more than US$50 million in its largest US plant to date, located in Elko, Nevada, to better support its mining customers in the US.
The new facility is anticipated to open in 1Q25, with construction set to start in 4Q23. It will take up 14 acres and take the place of the business’s current Elko office and independent warehouse.
Larger warehouse and workshop spaces are part of the $51.4 million USD investment. The workshop will expand from 17 800 square feet to 25 000 square feet, while the new 31 250 square feet warehouse will nearly triple the size of the current Elko warehouse. There will also be 13,800 square feet of office and training space in the two-story building.
The brand-new building will have a training center, welding sections, a painting booth, a simulator area, and a specialized infrastructure to serve BEVs. It was designed with circularity, waste reduction, and carbon footprint as its primary priorities. The building can house the 85 personnel that are now employed there, plus more space for expansion and training.
Victor Tapia, Vice President, Sales Area USA, Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions, stated, “This facility will be our largest of several branches serving the US mining market.” We are building a brand-new, cutting-edge workplace for our employees, and by extension, for our clients that deal with quickly shifting market dynamics and advancing technological capabilities. For years to come, the new structure will allow us to better serve our clients and create more opportunities for collaboration.