<p>After opening in 1971, the Turku plant immediately began manufacturing Sandvik TORO underground loaders.</p>
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After opening in 1971, the Turku plant immediately began manufacturing Sandvik TORO underground loaders.

9000 reasons to celebrate

The Sandivk Turku plant honoured its 9000th unit produced in September.

After 45 years of operation the Sandvik plant in Turku, Finland, rolled out its 9,000th unit, a Sandvik TH663 underground truck, in September 2016. The event was commemorated with a party and celebrated by customers, suppliers and employees, culminating with a delivery ceremony to the customer, Byrnecut Australia.

After opening in 1971, the Turku plant immediately began manufacturing Sandvik TORO underground loaders. Over the years, it has been completely modernized, and today it is a state-of-the-art, 14,500-square-metre facility that produces a truck every other day.

“It is quite remarkable to consider the journey Sandvik in Turku has been on to reach this 9,000th machine milestone,” says Lars Engström, president Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology. “This significant achievement is a statement of our production capability, market-leading performance and reliability of Sandvik equipment.”