Sandvik Materials Technology Adds Manufacturing Campus in Tucson, Arizona
Sandvik leased 8,800 square feet of space at 2424 East Aragon Road near the Tucson International Airport. The full expansion over 5 years will add an additional 20 jobs primarily in operations and manufacturing, according to the Arizona Commerce Authority. The facility is scheduled to be operational in the first quarter of 2021.
Located in Palm Coast, Florida, the company began looking at additional manufacturing sites to expand production capacity. The selection of the American South West provided an opportunity to expand to a geographically different climate, the ACA said.
“We needed a west coast location near our customers and a superior technical workforce, which we found at the University of Arizona, Pima Community College and ASU. Tucson really checked all the boxes for us," said Gary Davies, Head of Business Unit Medical, Sandvik Materials Technology.
“Sandvik Materials Technology’s decision to expand their operations in Tucson is good news for Southern Arizona’s economy,” said Governor Doug Ducey. “Arizona has a lot to offer businesses, from a pro-business environment to a talented workforce and exceptional quality of life, and we’re glad to have high-tech companies like Sandvik bringing more jobs and investment to our state.”
A business area of Sweden-based Sandvik, a high-tech and global engineering Group specializing in materials, metal cutting, mining/rock and additive manufacturing technology. In the medical business, Sandvik develops, manufactures and refines precision medical wire and wire-based components under the brand name EXERA.
“Tucson’s rapidly growing bioscience industry and skilled talent pool continue to attract industry-leading companies seeking the ideal location for growth,” said Sandra Watson, Arizona Commerce Authority President & CEO. “We congratulate the Sandvik team on its continued growth and success!”
“Sandvik Materials Technology will provide needed jobs for our technical workforce here in Pima County,” said Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry. "We thank Sandvik for their confidence and investment in Tucson.”
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