Sandvik chooses Cat engines – more than 10,000 of them – to power its drilling machines

Press release

March 16, 2023

Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions announced that will include more than 10,000 Cat engines, from across the power range, for installation into its drilling machines and equipment.

Sandvik is a commercial and industrial equipment supplier and is a leading provider of advanced products and services for mining and rock excavation. Across the wide range of equipment in its portfolio, Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions uses the Cat C2.2, C3.6, C4.4, C7.1, C9.3B, C11, C13, C13B and C15 industrial engines to provide the dependable power it knows its customers have come to rely on.

The significance of the 10,000-engine milestone was celebrated at CONEXPO CON/AGG with representatives from both companies coming together to recognize their collaborative approach, along with that of the Finnish dealer Cat Avesco.

“We have worked closely with Sandvik for many years, to provide dependable, productive and sustainable power for many of their business units,” explained Caterpillar EAME Sales Manager Gary Jones. “Where the mining and rock solution part of the business is concerned, we and our dealer Avesco, have built a close working relationship with Sandvik to understand more about their performance requirements for efficiency, productivity, and reliability, and provide the right support, wherever and whenever it’s needed.”

Jarno Viitaniemi, Product Manager for the Surface Drilling Division of Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions in Finland said: “There are many reasons why we have installed 10,000 Cat engines in our drilling machines and equipment. From the Cat extended service cycle, to extended warranty packages and availability of parts and service from a global network—all these factors give our customers extra assurance when they purchase our equipment. The fact that Cat machines are already present in many of the mines our customers operate is another advantage, as is the successful collaboration with Finnish Cat dealer Avesco and the track record of previous Cat engines used in other Sandvik equipment. We look forward to our continued collaboration.”

Photo: From left, Steve Ferguson, senior vice president of Caterpillar Industrial Power Systems and Petri Virrankoski, president of the surface drilling division of Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions. Photo courtesy of Caterpillar


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