Sandviken is centrally situated in Gästrikland, in an area where there are several large export industries, such as Sandvik, Ovako, Stora Enso, Korsnäs, ABB, Kraft Foods Sverige (Gevalia) to name only a few. The region is unique in that all of the basic industries are represented. In Sandviken municipality there are of the order of 3 000 companies that are active in the different sectors.
Sandvik AB is one of Sweden´s leading export companies. The internationally well-known high-technology engineering company attracts many persons to Sandviken, which gives the town an international character. The Sandvik group comprises 200 companies in 130 countries. The group has its base for research and manufacturing of tools and special materials in Sandviken. This gives the town an international touch.
Sandbacka Park, which is one of the region´s technological parks houses a broad spectrum of IT and technological competence.
The business and industry sectors in Sweden
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