To succeed as a company we believe you need a drive that embodies the passion to never settle, to push boundaries, to always want to find out more. We believe that research is the heart and soul of a company. Thus we invest twice as much in research and development as other companies in the industry do.
Our research and development team comprises more than 500 people working at several aresearch and testing facilities around the world. Our patent portfolio holds more than 520 patent families, and each year we add an additional 30 to 40 new patents. We also add some 2,500 new products to the market every year as well as new machining methods and machining concepts that reflect the demands and challenges of new materials and the industry.
We believe that breakthroughs happen when working in close collaboration with machine tool makers such as DMG Mori Seiki, Doosan and others, machining tool agents, together with partners at institutes such as the Advanced Manufacturing Research Center in Sheffield, England, and with our customers across a wide range of industries.
In Beijing, China, the Joint Laboratory of Advanced Machining Technology in Aerospace Industry, established by Beihang University and Sandvik Coromant GCR, aims to cultivate trained and qualified engineers and provide total solutions for customers.