Sandvik Coromant opens California productivity center

Sandvik Coromant's new 17,051-sq-ft productivity center in Cypress, Calif., USA, features a machine tool technology demo lab, classrooms and training and meeting spaces.

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Sandvik Coromant (Fair Lawn, N.J., USA) officially opened its new Cypress, Calif., USA, productivity center at a VIP event and ribbon-cutting ceremony on April 2, followed by an open house event on April 3.

The facility will serve as an added resource to local customers and distributors, focusing on maximizing productivity and profitability for customers. The 17,051-ft2 productivity center houses a well-equipped demo lab featuring the latest in machine tool technology, classrooms and a number of training and meeting spaces. A full schedule of technical training classes as well as industry association meetings and seminars geared toward manufacturing educators and students will be offered.  

More than 100 guests attended the VIP event, which included facility tours, guest speakers, and the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Sandvik Coromant global president, Klas Forsström; Sandvik Coromant president of market area Americas, John Israelsson; Sandvik Coromant U.S. president, Jamie Price; and Sandvik Inc. U.S. president, Rick Askin; joined productivity center manager, Robert Page, in cutting the ceremonial ribbon that marked the official opening of the facility.

“With several large machine builders and industry partners located close by, the new productivity center will make it easier for our southwest customers to develop their workforce, see cutting tool solutions in action and determine which machines to invest in,” said Robert Page. “We will be able to show customers how to equip their machines to achieve the best productivity and quickest payback.”

The full-day Open House event on Tuesday, April 3 was attended by 150 local manufacturing representatives who were shown live demonstrations on productivity, quality and tool wear techniques. Several breakout sessions took place throughout the day with topics ranging from education to aerospace and CAM solutions. Attendees were also given the opportunity to take a photo with the Sandvik Coromant technical sponsored Joe Gibbs Racing #18 NASCAR racing car that was on display in the Solutions Lab.