Advancing electric solutions
With the acquisition of battery-powered underground equipment manufacturer Artisan, Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology looks to lead the market with its electric battery offering.
Sandvik has acquired privately owned Artisan Vehicle Systems, a manufacturer of battery-powered underground mining equipment. Artisan’s core technology is battery packs, electric motors, power electronics, software and control systems, and its underground mining loaders and trucks are designed with these high-powered, highly reliable and field-proven battery electric powertrains. Artisan is the market leader with the most battery electric vehicles currently operating in underground mining and will become a Business Unit in the load and haul division within Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology.
“I am pleased to see the strategic acquisition of Artisan so soon after the opening of Sandvik’s state-of-the-art Battery Electrification Innovation and Development Center in Turku, Finland, in 2018,” says Mats Eriksson, president of the load and haul division at Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology. “It is in line with our ambition to be leading in the market for battery electric vehicle solutions.”