Sandvik Coromant has opened its new US headquarters at its existing location in Mebane, North Carolina.
The company is also opening a new Sandvik Coromant Center at the same facility, which has housed a production unit since 1979 that is currently dedicated to manufacturing the company’s indexable milling cutters, turning tools and drills.
The Mebane site was chosen as it is located near the “Research Triangle” that includes North Carolina State University, Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It is also close to many of the company’s major customer in the aerospace and automotive sectors, among others—including many Canadian customers.
The company also had the Canadian market in mind, says Sean Holt, president of Sandvik Coromant Americas. “The new Center is designed to support the Canadian market as well,” Holt said at the online press conference announcing the opening of the new headquarters.
“Canada is an extremely important market for us with its extremely diverse set of industries. A lot of the Canadian companies we work with are multinational companies, with headquarters or plants in the North Carolina area. The goal is to enable them to come here, to get support here.”