Sub-Sahara Mining & Industrial Journal

Sandvik chooses Cat® engines – more than 10,000 of them – to power its drilling machines

Throughout the world, Cat® engines reliably power thousands of unique applications for many of
the leading original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

From 0.5 to 32 liter, Cat engines take on the many challenges thrown at them, which is why they
are designed to power the biggest, toughest machines in harsh environments. It’s that exceptional
performance and reliability that has led Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions to choose over
10,000 Cat engines, from across the power range, for installation into their drilling machines and

Collaboration between Caterpillar, Sandvik and Cat® dealer Avesco Oy

Sandvik is a commercial and industrial equipment supplier and is a leading provider of advanced
products and services for mining and rock excavation. Across the wide range of equipment in its
portfolio, Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions uses the Cat C2.2, C3.6, C4.4, C7.1, C9.3B, C11,
C13, C13B and C15 industrial engines to provide the dependable power it knows its customers
have come to rely on.

The significance of the 10,000-engine milestone was celebrated at CONEXPO CON/AGG with
representatives from both companies coming together to recognize their collaborative approach,
along with that of the Finnish dealer Cat Avesco.

“We have worked closely with Sandvik for many years, to provide dependable, productive and
sustainable power for many of their business units,” explained Caterpillar EAME Sales Manager
Gary Jones. “Where the mining and rock solution part of the business is concerned, we and our
dealer Avesco, have built a close working relationship with Sandvik to understand more about
their performance requirements for efficiency, productivity, and reliability, and provide the right
support, wherever and whenever it’s needed.”

Jarno Viitaniemi, Product Manager for the Surface Drilling Division of Sandvik Mining and
Rock Solutions in Finland said: “There are many reasons why we have installed 10,000 Cat
engines in our drilling machines and equipment. From the Cat extended service cycle, to
extended warranty packages and availability of parts and service from a global network—all
these factors give our customers extra assurance when they purchase our equipment. The fact
that Cat machines are already present in many of the mines our customers operate is another
advantage, as is the successful collaboration with Finnish Cat dealer Avesco and the track record
of previous Cat engines used in other Sandvik equipment. We look forward to our continued

About Caterpillar
With 2022 sales and revenues of $59.4 billion, Caterpillar Inc. is the world’s leading
manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, off-highway diesel and natural gas engines,
industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. For nearly 100 years, we’ve been helping
customers build a better, more sustainable world and are committed and contributing to a
reduced-carbon future. Our innovative products and services, backed by our global dealer
network, provide exceptional value that helps customers succeed. Caterpillar does business on
every continent, principally operating through three primary segments – Construction Industries,
Resource Industries and Energy & Transportation – and providing financing and related services
through our Financial Products segment. For more information, visit To connect
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