New R&D centre in India
Sandvik is taking its research and development (R&D) activities in India to a new level with a planned new Group R&D centre to be based in Pune.
The western Indian city is already an important site for production, R&D, design and engineering for Sandvik. The new R&D centre will enable Sandvik to maintain close relations with customers in India and to adapt innovative technical solutions for the local market. In addition, the centre will carry out strategic research aimed at developing future business opportunities for the company, complementing existing R&D units for materials and process engineering.
There is already an R&D team of modelling and simulation experts in place in Pune. This will be scaled up by 2017 to around 100 employees who will be housed in an energy-efficient, certified ‘green building.’