Sandvik is a member of THINC, a collaboration network of more than 40 companies that service the metal-cutting and manufacturing industry.

"Sandvik Coromant is a very highly respected supplier of cutting tools and machining solutions and this is validated by them receiving the highest overall rating from all of Okuma's distributors in 2013," said Jeff Estes, director of partners in THINC.

Okuma said that Sandvik Coromant’s metal cutting training, application and productivity centres and guide to tooling systems for machine type helped it win the award.