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'Born again' – Sandvik

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Global Mining Review,

How can mining and construction companies remain cost-conscious while meeting normal fleet maintenance requirements? By getting a new lease on life for their worn-out equipment through comprehensive rebuild services.

A one-person trenching business and a multinational mining company are, in many ways, worlds apart. But today’s fierce marketplace and cost-cutting pressures force fleet managers of any size to weigh their investment decisions carefully.

Historically, an exhausted piece of equipment has simply been replaced by a new one, but in current market conditions this is becoming increasingly difficult. Considering that awaiting delivery of a new machine can take significantly longer than rebuilding one, a refurbished old unit often saves both time and money, while also reducing an operation’s environmental footprint.

But can rebuilt equipment match the quality of a new piece? Will it perform as well as new? And what about the warranty?

Naturally there are preconditions. The original machine must be durable and of high quality. The basic design must facilitate repairs and upgrades. New, improved components must be available to make upgrades sensible. Finally, there must be a service provider capable of reliably carrying out the repairs and upgrades as specified.

Support systems in place

However, even the best systems and processes cannot produce high quality without qualified and dedicated people. Sandvik rebuild personnel always take their customer commitment very seriously. In this they are supported by stringent environmental, health and safety (EHS) standards, which are always a top priority for Sandvik, and another assurance of outstanding overall quality.

Operators today demand more out of their capital equipment, so by giving new life to used machines, Sandvik displays global leadership by adding value to its equipment for customers and in promoting sustainable development.

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