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Sandvik Coromant opened its new Sandvik Coromant Center Mebane at the heart of innovation and manufacturing technology, joining a global network of facilities dedicated to showcasing metal cutting expertise and solving customer challenges.
As part of its continued investment in customer experience and knowledge sharing, the leader in machining Sandvik Coromant opened a new Sandvik Coromant center in Mebane, North Carolina. At the same time, the company moved its US headquarters to the same location.
With approximately 170 employees, the updated 167,000 sq. Ft. Facility houses an existing production unit, new technology center and company offices, all in a common location.
Mebane is central to all major aerospace and automotive customers within a 200 mile radius and is easily accessible from three nearby airports, allowing Sandvik Coromant to be close to its customers and partners. Additionally, Mebane is located near the “Research Triangle” near North Carolina State University, Duke University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Sean Holt, president of the Americas sales area of ââSandvik Coromant, said, âBringing all of the business functions together in one place will increase internal alignment and cross-functional collaboration. With all the departments present at Mebane, we can offer our customers and partners a fully integrated state-of-the-art immersion in the latest technologies and machining applications. In addition, we anticipate additional synergies between the proximity of our production unit and the activity of our new Sandvik Coromant Center.
Sandvik Coromant Mebane Center
The new Sandvik Coromant Center Mebane is a hub for training, R&D testing, customer projects, digital live machining (DLM) capabilities and, most importantly, an opportunity for full customer and partner engagement with l overall Sandvik Coromant experience.
Sandvik Coromant Center Mebane enables customers and partners to fully interact with the latest digital machining technologies and techniques, including Sandvik Coromant’s CoroPlus, the tooling platform that brings connectivity to manufacturing. Customers can also work with the experts at Sandvik Coromant, including manufacturing specialists, development and process engineers, and CAM programmers, to develop new ways to overcome machining challenges.
Featuring a large auditorium, integrated showroom and modern machine tools, the new Sandvik Coromant Center Mebane also includes an ITAR aerospace project area. Additionally, the DLM system can be used to deliver machining training and demonstrations, enabling collaboration with others around the world in real time.
Sandvik Coromant was the first company in the cutting tool industry to establish application centers. Currently, there are 17 Sandvik Coromant centers located in Europe, America and Asia. Although each facility has a physical location, they were built with digital adaptability in mind for training and virtual events.
The interconnectivity of the centers facilitates many problem-solving opportunities. Sandvik Coromant Centers collaborate, with industry partners around the world, to host webinars and digital events that address some of the most relevant manufacturing issues, such as reduced downtime, machining best practices and selecting the right tool for the job. The new Sandvik Coromant Center Mebane is part of this network.
Other Sandvik Coromant centers in the United States include Schaumburg, IL, as well as two project and training sites in Gardena, Calif., And Brownsburg, IN. The vision of all Sandvik Coromant Centers, including the new Mebane site, is that they are permanent trade shows, where visitors will enjoy the same immersive and state-of-the-art experience at all venues.