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Sandvik : An Industrial Engineering And Manufacturing Company

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Sandvik is an industrial engineering and manufacturing company that serves several markets such as materials technology, tooling, construction and mining. The company was founded in 1862 by Göran Fredrik Göransson. Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, Sandvik has approximately 48,000 employees with a presence in more than 130 countries. Major operations of the company are in United States, Germany, Australia and China. The company operates primarily through five business segments: Sandvik Construction, Sandvik Materials Technology, Sandvik Mining, Sandvik Machining Solutions, and Sandvik Venture.

I have not been employed at Sandvik; however, I have a strong interest to work in Sandvik Materials Technology segment because of its focus on continuous innovation and adoption of innovative technology.

According to the company website, Sandvik’s vision is based on innovation, technology leadership and close, long-term customer relationships. Sandvik has a strong organizational culture that is built on an innovative climate where all employees can contribute to the success of the company and where ideas and innovations are strongly encouraged. The company aims at creating an inspiring work environment with motivated employees that contributes successfully with their own experiences and expertise. Additionally, Sandvik encourages leadership behavior and organizational practices that promote learning. From the interview, I also learnt
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