Sandvik boosts presence in South America to be closer to customers

Control lines for subsea oil and gas production

RIO DE JANEIRO, OTC BRASIL – Oct. 26, 2015 –Sandvik, world-leading developer and producer of advanced stainless steels, special alloys, titanium and other high-performance materials, has announced the opening of its South American hub in Rio de Janeiro to better meet the needs of clients such as Petrobras and service companies.

The new Sandvik facility expands Sandvik’s footprint in the region and consists of a Control Lines service center, sales hub, and warehouse. The expansion in South America is part of Sandvik’s strategy to strengthen its position in Oil & Gas, support the growing market for control lines and invest in delivering high-level services to its customers.

"South America continues to be an important growth market for us and we are very excited to be able to open this new hub in Rio de Janeiro to expand our regional capabilities and better serve our customers,” said Nigel Haworth, Oil and Gas Business Unit Manager, Sandvik. “From improved customer service and sales support to shorter delivery times, our customers can count on us to provide the best for them in the region. Through the new hub we will continue to supply the best quality products that can be used in the toughest well conditions.”

Sandvik has had a presence in Brazil since 2008 and the new facility in Rio de Janeiro will further support its relationship with oil majors such as Petrobras and well service companies. In the past year, Sandvik has doubled the size of its team due to the tremendous growth in the region and the success of its premier Control Lines solutions. Sandvik has also recently signed a contract with Petrobras as their long-term supplier of Control Lines.

During OTC Brasil from October 27-29, 2015, Sandvik will present a wide range of corrosion-resistant products including umbilical tubing, OCTG tubing, downhole control lines and chemical injection lines, hydraulic lines for drilling risers, tubing for well screens, subsea piping material and more at Booth J7, Pavilion 3, Riocentro Exhibition and Convention Center. The booth will also display the complex components of powder metallurgy hot isostatic pressing (HIP) and Sandvik ClikLoc™ rapid action connector for riser applications.

Sandvik is a leading supplier of seamless Control Lines for subsea oil and gas production. This particular product offering has supported and extended the life span of current assets and will be of great benefit as Brazil evaluates and continues to develop its pre-salt region. Sandvik’s proven track-record and dedication towards developing corrosion resistant alloys (CRA) enhances its product program offering and harnesses the best capabilities to support customer requirements and growing Brazilian market needs.

Sandvik’s advanced materials maximize production with quicker, safer and more efficient processes in the world’s most demanding environments. Sandvik continues to set new industry standards with its next generation high performance materials to meet the operational demands presented by the pressure in extreme water depths below 3,000 meters.

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Sandvik: Sara Liu –

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Fifth Ring Brazil, for Sandvik: Fernanda Falcao –

Tel: +55 21 3553-5447