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May 29, 2019
“The investment is a key step toward ensuring that this first-class manufacturing site remains as productive and competitive as possible for the long term,” said Helena Hedblom, Epiroc’s Senior Executive Vice President Mining and Infrastructure.
Production at the 1,400 m2 heat treatment plant will be able to run 24 hours a day thanks to automation. It is expected to be up and running by late 2020. Energy efficiency is a key focus for the design; for example, residual heat will be recycled internally to heat buildings.
Örebro is one of Epiroc’s global manufacturing hubs. The company employs more than 2,000 people in the city, out of a global workforce of more than 14,000.