The expansion of Sandvik’s battery center in Camarillo, California, U.S.A., will create more space for production and testing. (Photo: Sandvik)

Sandvik is further expanding its battery center of excellence in Camarillo, California, U.S.A. First opened in 2021, the facility will double in size to more than 8,400 m2, adding significantly more production and testing space.

The expanded facility will have 230 m2 for research and development space. It will also have warehouse and office space, and will support training and touring for customers.

The expansion will give the supplier capabilities that will support its growth of market share, Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions said. “This natural expansion of our Camarillo facility complements the other recent global BEV investments and strengthens our position as the mining industry’s leading in-house battery developer,” said Ville Laine, vice president, batteries and chargers.

The California investment follows the ongoing expansion of the com-
pany’s plant in Turku, Finland, to enable BEV manufacturing, and the establishment of a new load-and-haul production unit in Malaysia that will
primarily manufacture BEVs and assemble battery cages.