Sandvik expands Oconee County operations

September 21, 2021

Swedish tool manufacturer adds line at facility

As part of a slew of new investments in the Southeast, Sweden-based Sandvik Coromant aims to tap the Upstate advanced manufacturing markets with the addition of another tools line at its Westminster facility.

In light of a company strategy to increase the market share of its solid round tools segment, Sandvik will make use of Westminster’s proximity to aerospace and automotive customers and research institutions such as Clemson University to develop its production and innovation capabilities for products that include end drills, mills and taps used in metal cutting, according to a news release.

“By strengthening the Westminster site, we ensure high-end production capabilities and a customer centric innovation approach,” Sean Holt, president of Sandvik Coromant U.S., said the release. “This means that we will have two major sites within driving distance from each other where we can provide our customers and partners a fully integrated customer experience and state-of-the-art immersion into the latest technologies and machining applications.”

The transfer of production to Westminster will be in full operation in the second quarter next year.