Sandvik Mining has decided to maintain operations at its subsidiary plant in Turku, Finland. (Photo courtesy Roman Vukolov/Shutterstock.com.)
Sandvik Mining has decided to maintain operations at its subsidiary plant in Turku, Finland. (Photo courtesy Roman Vukolov/Shutterstock.com.)

Sandvik Mining has decided to maintain operations at its subsidiary plant in Turku, Finland, following plans suggested by the company in March of closing the plant.

‘This decision is taken after further investigation of the competitive landscape, the current market situation and risks involved,’ the company said in a press release. 'We always need to ensure a long-term commitment towards our customers, maintaining a strong market position in key areas for Sandvik. For these reasons it has been decided to maintain the activities in and deliveries from the Turku plant, which has a proven track record in key areas.

‘We deeply apologize for the inconveniences that this may have caused for the employees concerned and others affected by the previous decision,’ said Scot Smith, president, Sandvik Mining. 'The complete supply chain process is complex and the impact of changes can be difficult to foresee. The impact of the decision will now be evaluated in the perspective of the supply chain optimization program as a whole.’

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