New Factory in Malaysia
Sandvik is establishing a new production unit in Malaysia for manufacturing underground loaders and trucks, which is expected to be operational by late 2023. Its primary focus will be meeting the growing global demand for battery-electric vehicles (BEVs), but it will also manufacture conventional loaders and trucks.
“Demand for our loaders and trucks is exceeding our current production capacity at our existing factories,” says Patricio Apablaza, President of Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions’ Load and Haul division. “The establishment of our new production unit in Malaysia will enable flexible manufacturing of both conventional diesel and battery-electric mining equipment.”
The newly constructed factory, situated 70 kilometers south of Kuala Lumpur, will cover an area of over 8000 square meters. Its annual capacity will gradually increase to 300 loaders and trucks, and 500 battery cages by 2030.