Sandvik Hyperion builds R&D centre in Barcelona
Sandvik will establish a new carbide research and development centre, located in the Can Tooling Competence Centre in Barcelona.
The R&D centre aims to employ researchers focused on developing next generation materials, products and process technologies to support the business. It will be set up in 2017 through an investment of approximately 20 MSEK and will include a new laboratory building and a dedicated 500 m2 office with state-of-the-art equipment.
The R&D team will have the responsibility to deliver new product development (NPD) opportunities, working closely with global engineering teams. For this purpose, two satellite centres will be setup: one in Barcelona and a second one in Michigan, USA. The NPD team will include additional engineers with specific competence on product design and carbide prototyping processes.
The R&D centre will serve as the core technology enabler, supporting a decentralised product development activity already operating in the production units. The new model is geared towards strengthening our ability to better serve customers with new products, increasing the alignment with business needs and improving responsiveness. The above investment in people and R&D centre represents Hyperion’s commitment to continued investments towards a solid future.