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Sandvik and Hofler Team Up in Schaumburg Productivity Center

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The collaboration between Sandvik Coromant and Höfler Maschinenbau began in 2009. Since then it has developed into several joint act...
November 22, 2011—The collaboration between Sandvik Coromant and Höfler Maschinenbau began in 2009. Since then it has developed into several joint activities including successful turn-key solutions delivered to the global market. The competence of these two leading brands helps improve customers' productivity, quality as well as lowering component cost. The high-productive gear hobber from Höfler (HF 600) purchased in 2010 for product development, demonstration and training purposes has been a key factor for Sandvik Coromant going into the gear manufacturing application segment.

In order to further improve presence and support in the North American market, Höfler Maschinenbau and Sandvik Coromant have decided to team-up in the Sandvik Coromant Productivity Center in Schaumburg, Illinois, just outside Chicago. A powerful Höfler HF 1000 gear hobbing machine equipped with the latest indexable insert tooling solutions is now available for training, demonstrations and joint activities with North American Customers.

"The location is the best possible as well as the facilities" says Ralf-Georg Eitel CEO for Höfler North America.

With this investment Höfler and Sandvik Coromant are demonstrating their strong common alliance for the North American market. Kenneth Sundberg, business development manager for gear milling at Sandvik Coromant is convinced that this new opportunity will enable Sandvik Coromant and Höfler Maschinenbau to implement the most effective solutions making the North American gear manufacturers even more competitive in a challenging global market.


Sandvik Coromant
Sandvik Coromant is the world's leading producer of tools for turning, milling and drilling. We are represented in 130 countries worldwide. Our head office is in Sandviken, Sweden and we have 8 000 employees. We have customers throughout the metalworking field including the world's major automotive and aerospace industries, the die and mould industry and general engineering industries. In more than 25 well-equipped Productivity Centers customers learn about tooling solutions for increased productivity. We offer various programs to help you and us recognize what's best in your production - and pinpoint areas that need improvements. Our central stocking points in Europe, the United States and the Far East supply our customers directly, within 24 hours. We invest at least twice as much in research and development every year than the average company in our business. ...Read more Or visit www.sandvik.coromant.com/us