Sandvik Mining officially inaugurated a new $7.5 million corporate building in Guadalajara, Mexico. The facility includes offices and service workshops covering a total surface of 4,900 m2 and was designed and built in compliance with the highest standards of safety and comfort for Sandvik’s employees and operations. During the inauguration ceremony, Gary Hughes, president, Sandvik Mining, highlighted the relevance of the investment. “The development of these new facilities reflects our confidence in the growth of the mining business in Mexico, which is demonstrated by the strong demand for products and services experienced by mining companies operating in the country,” Hughes said.

“The inauguration of these offices demonstrates our confidence, not only in the local mining industry, but also in the Mexican economy’s growth possibilities and stability,” said David Gardner, president, Sandvik Mining Americas. “At Sandvik, we are commemorating 150 years of history, a history that lead us here today. We hope that from here we will continue together on a journey of success and growth for many years to come.”

The mining sector is a major employer in Mexico. “There is no doubt Sandvik wants to be part of this development, contributing from its position as a leading global supplier of equipment, tools, services and technical solutions for the mining industry,” said Patricio Apablaza, vice president of sales, Sandvik Mining México.

The ceremony was also attended by the Swedish Ambassador to Mexico, Jorgen Persson; the president of the municipality of Tlajomulco de Zúñiga, Alberto Uribe Camacho; the Business Development Secretary of the Government of Jalisco, Jaime Eduardo Martínez Flores; the Investment Projects Deputy Director at ProMexico, Elizabeth Tello Casillas; as well as workers and representatives of Sandvik Mining Mexico.