Sandvik acquires QCT’s division for cutting tools

Seco Tools, a division of Sandvik Machining Solutions, has reached an agreement to acquire the cutting tools division of QUIMMCO CENTRO TECNOLÓGICO (QCT), a privately owned Mexican company offering integral machining solutions.

“I am pleased that we continue to pursue the pronounced ambition to grow the solid carbide tools business. This acquisition fits very well with our long-term growth strategy and I would like to welcome QCT’s division to the family of Sandvik Machining Solutions”, says Lars Bergström, President of Sandvik Machining Solutions.

With more than 20 years’ experience in the Mexican market, QCT has strong capabilities in designing and manufacturing custom made cutting tools. The acquisition enhances Seco Tools’ manufacturing and reconditioning capabilities on the growing Mexican market, serving customers in a wide range of industries, including aerospace, automotive, energy and transportation.

“The acquisition of QCT’s cutting tools division expands our capabilities in custom made tools, meaning further long-term support in our productivity offering to customers”, says Fredrik Vejgården, President of Seco Tools.

In 2018, QCT’s cutting tools division generated revenues of about 90 million SEK with 130 employees.

The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price. The deal has a limited impact to earnings per share from the start. The transaction is expected to close no later than during the second quarter 2020 and is subject to customary approvals.


 

Stockholm, 20 December 2019
 

Sandvik AB

 

For further information, contact Ann-Sofie Nordh, Vice President Investor Relations, phone: +46 8 456 14 94 or Martin Blomgren, Press and Media Relations Manager, phone: +46 70 577 0549.

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Sandvik is a high-tech and global engineering group offering products and services that enhance customer productivity, profitability and safety. We hold world-leading positions in selected areas – tools and tooling systems for metal cutting; equipment and tools, service and technical solutions for the mining industry and rock excavation within the construction industry; products in advanced stainless steels and special alloys as well as products for industrial heating. In 2018, the Group had approximately 42,000 employees and revenues of about 100 billion SEK in more than 160 countries within continuing operations.

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Sandvik Group Sandvik is a high-tech and global engineering group offering products and services that enhance customer productivity, profitability and safety. We hold world-leading positions in selected areas – tools and tooling systems for metal cutting; equipment and tools, service and technical solutions for the mining industry and rock excavation within the construction industry; products in advanced stainless steels and special alloys as well as products for industrial heating. In 2018, the Group had approximately 42,000 employees and revenues of about 100 billion SEK in more than 160 countries within continuing operations.