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Industrial Partners

Aerial photograph of Scania factory


Scania  is one of the world's leading manufacturers of trucks and buses for heavy transport applications, as well as industrial and marine engines. The company operates in about 100 countries. Scania's research and development and European component production is concentrated in Sweden.

Volvo truck on the road


The Volvo Group  is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. Volvo, with its headquarters in Gothenburg, is a listed company with over 100,000 employees which has production facilities in 19 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets.

Interior photograph of Sandvik Coromant Center

Sandvik Coromant

Sandvik Coromant  is a leading supplier of cutting tools, tooling solutions and know-how. Education, R&D investments and strong partnerships ensure the development of technologies that change, lead and drive the future of manufacturing. Sandvik Coromant employs over 8300 staff and is represented in 150 countries.

Ovako truck on the road


Ovako  is a leading European producer of engineering steel for customers in the bearing, transport and manufacturing industries and holds a leading position in the European engineering steel market and in a number of global niches. Ovako has ten production sites and is represented in more than 30 countries.

Ionbond facility


Ionbond  is a world leading vacuum coatings service provider offering hard, wear-resistant, low friction PVD, PACVD and CVD coatings. With 39 service centers in 17 countries in Europe, North America and Asia Ionbond has one of the largest coating service networks in the world. The company is part of a global group, IHI Corporation.

Oerlikon Balzers facility

Oerlikon Balzers

Oerlikon Balzers  is one of the world’s leading suppliers of surface technologies that significantly improve the performance and durability of precision components and tools for the metal and plastics processing industries. Oerlikon Balzers operates a dynamically growing network of more than 100 coating centres in 35 countries in Europe, the Americas and Asia.

Erasteel facility

Erasteel and Aubert&Duval

Erasteel  and Aubert&Duval  are the two companies in Eramet Alloys. Erasteel is one leading producer of PM HSS for high performance tooling and components. Aubert&Duval, a specialist in upscale metallurgy, is a world leader in designing, developing and industrializing high-performance steel, super alloy, aluminum and titanium parts.

LEAX Group facility

LEAX Group

LEAX Group  is a fast growing, privately owned, business group with its origin in Köping, Sweden. Leax produces advanced components and subsystems for the Commercial Vehicles, Mining & Construction, Agriculture, General industry and Automotive industry and maintains production facilities in Sweden, Latvia, Germany, Hungary, Brazil and China.

Ericsson headquarters


Ericsson  is one of the world's leading information and communication technology companies. The company headquarters are located in Stockholm, Sweden. In Sweden, Ericsson employs nearly 13,000 people from over 100 nationalities (2019). Globally, Ericsson has 54,000 patents, customers in 180 countries, 99,000 employees, and 227 billion SEK in net sales. 

Aerial photograph of Hermes Schleifmittel facility

​Hermes Schleifmittel

Hermes Schleifmittel  is one of the world's leading manufacturers of coated abrasives and has a key market position in precision bonded abrasives. Hermes, with its Headquarters in Hamburg, Germany maintains numerous production facilities and sales offices in all the main industrial and emerging nations of the world.

Research Partners

Swerim facility

Swerim AB

Swerim AB  is located in Stockholm and in Luleå, Sweden. Swerim AB is a materials research institute with leading-edge skills and testbeds within metallurgy, materials development, and production technology including joining, machining, component properties and material analysis.

Chalmers facility

Chalmers University of Technology

Chalmers is a highly progressive university situated in Gothenburg which is known for education, research and innovation with focuses on technology, natural science, architecture, maritime and other management areas. From Chalmers the Department for Materials and Manufacturing Technology is active in the PHM R&D Cluster.