Sandvik has signed an agreement to divest its Mining Systems operations to the private equity company CoBe Capital. Sandvik will maintain ownership of on-going projects that are close to completion. The deal is expected to complete during the fourth quarter of 2016. No purchase price has been disclosed.
“Divesting the Mining Systems is an important step in consolidating Sandvik to its core operations, which for Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology is high technology mining equipment and aftermarket offerings,” said Bjorn Rosengren, president and CEO of Sandvik.
Mining Systems is a supplier of design and engineering of material handling systems for the mining industry. In 2015 the Mining Systems operations, with 1100 employees, had annual sales of Euro527m representing 6% of Sandvik Group revenues.