Friday, 15th September 2017
Sandvik has reported a strong start to 2017 for welding products, materials and solutions. The news follows a global surge in demand for specialized welding expertise, with China and NAFTA representing the two largest growth markets.
Having achieved a 25 percent increase in order intake for 2017, Sandvik’s success comes after a five-year period of strategic investments in solutions for complex welding applications. These cover the oil and gas, petrochemical, nuclear energy and power generation industries.
Clemente Tallarico, Global Sales and Marketing Manager, said: “We invested during the economic downturn and raw materials crisis, and tripled the number of qualified welding engineers. As we now witness a turnaround and upward trend across the industry, Sandvik is in a strong position – particularly in China where demand for special welding techniques is high.”
“Applications such as power generation are among the large growth areas as new environmental policies reshape China’s industrial sectors. Our new sales tools, expanding portfolio of products and talented engineers on the ground enable us to meet the increased demand.”
Sandvik attributes its competitive strengths in the Chinese market to corrosion resistance, high productivity, low costs and innovative and reliable materials. The company expects that its recent innovations in super-duplex stainless steel, nickel alloys and other product areas will sustain the current growth level into next year.
In other news, visitors to the 2017 Schweissen & Schneiden fair (25-29 September at Messe Essen, Düsseldorf, Germany) can meet Sandvik at booth G23, located in Hall 11. Attendees can see the full range of innovative welding steels and alloys from Sandvik and get expert technical advice.
Or Sandvik invites LinkedIn users to join its Welding and Materials group by visiting: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8477919.