Sandvik Coromant has opened its new Sandvik Coromant Center Mebane in the heartland of manufacturing innovation and technology, joining a global network of facilities dedicated to showcasing metal-cutting expertise and helping to solve customer challenges. In conjunction with the launch, the company has moved its U.S. headquarters to Mebane, N.C.
The updated 167,000 square-foot facility houses an existing production unit, the new tech center and corporate offices, all in one common location.
Mebane lies at the heart of all major aerospace and automotive customers within a 200-mile radius and is easily accessible from three nearby airports, which allows Sandvik Coromant to be close to customers and partners. In addition, Mebane is located near the “Research Triangle” in the vicinity of North Carolina State University, Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
“Bringing together all company functions in one location will increase internal alignment and cross-functional collaboration. With all departments present in Mebane, we can provide customers and partners with a fully integrated, state-of-the-art immersion into the latest technologies and machining applications. In addition, we anticipate additional synergies between the proximity of our production unit and the activity from our new Sandvik Coromant Center,” said Sean Holt, president of sales area Americas for Sandvik Coromant.
The new Sandvik Coromant Center Mebane is a hub for training, R&D testing, customer projects, digital live machining capabilities and, most of all, an opportunity for comprehensive customer and partner engagement with the overall Sandvik Coromant experience.
Sandvik Coromant Center Mebane allows customers and partners to fully interact with the latest technology and digital machining techniques, including Sandvik Coromant’s CoroPlus, the tooling platform that brings connectivity to manufacturing. Customers can also work together with Sandvik Coromant experts, including manufacturing specialists, development and process engineers and CAM programmers to develop new ways of overcoming machining challenges, executives said.