Sandvik clinches a significant deal with LKAB, a leading Swedish mining company, for automated loaders at the Kiruna mine, the world’s largest underground iron ore mine. Valued at around $250 million, this order involves 12 Toro™ LH625iE cable-electric loaders and five Toro™ LH621i loaders, all integrated with Sandvik’s AutoMine® solution. These automated loaders will boost Kiruna’s fleet and contribute to LKAB's sustainable and productive mining endeavors.
Sandvik, a stalwart in mining solutions, expresses pride in the enduring partnership with LKAB and aims to support their pursuit of sustainable and productive mining practices. The success and reliability of Sandvik’s automated loaders at the Kiruna mine affirm their effectiveness, showcasing the company's commitment to aiding LKAB's goals.
cheduled deliveries of the automated loaders will commence in January 2024 and continue through the end of 2025. This reinforces Kiruna’s existing Toro™ LH625iE cable-electric loaders, bringing the total fleet to 20 units, all integrated with automation. The Toro™ LH625iE loader, in operation since 2020, arose from a collaboration between Sandvik and LKAB, replacing the mine's aging fleet of Sandvik LH625E loaders.
Sandvik's President of Mining and Rock Solutions, Mats Eriksson, underscores the company's dedication to supporting LKAB's sustainable mining objectives. The seamless integration of automated loaders not only highlights technological advancements but also aligns with the collective mission to mine sustainably and efficiently.
This significant order further cements Sandvik's position as a reliable partner in providing cutting-edge solutions to the mining industry. By fortifying LKAB's operations with advanced automation, Sandvik continues to pave the way for sustainable mining practices.