Sandvik Coromant Extends Partnership With Stewart-Haas Racing
FAIR LAWN, N.J., Feb. 9, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sandvik Coromant, the market-leading producer of tools for the metal-cutting industry, is pleased to announce the renewal of its longtime partnership with Stewart-Haas Racing (Kannapolis, N.C.) for the 2012 season. This is the fourth consecutive year that Sandvik Coromant has served as the official technical sponsor for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team.
Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) is co-owned by the three-time Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart and Gene Haas, founder of Haas Automation – the largest CNC machine tool builder in the western world. In this partnership Sandvik Coromant will provide the racing team with the indexable cutting tools necessary for its Haas CNC Machines. Additionally, Sandvik Coromant will offer SHR its technical expertise, training and application support to improve the teams machining processes.
"The speed and innovation that Stewart-Haas Racing exemplifies, is right in line with Sandvik Coromant's commitment to excellence," said John Israelsson, president of Sandvik Coromant Market Area Americas. "We are looking forward to continuing this long and successful partnership with Stewart-Haas Racing."
"Sandvik Coromant understands the specific requirements and challenges in the racing business," said Joe Custer, executive vice president of SHR. "They work by our side to help us optimize our production to create faster, more competitive, high-performance racing cars. That's a winning combination."
Sandvik Coromant is a world-leading supplier of cutting tools and tooling systems for the metalworking industry and is represented in 130 countries. 25 state-of-the art Productivity Centers located around the world provide customers and staff with continuous training in tooling solutions and methods to increase productivity. Sandvik Coromant is part of the Tooling business area of the Sandvik Group.
Stewart-Haas Racing is the title-winning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team co-owned by three-time Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart and Gene Haas, founder of Haas Automation – the largest CNC machine tool builder in the western world. The team fields two entries in the elite Sprint Cup Series – the No. 14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevrolet Impala for Stewart and the No. 39 U.S. Army/Quicken Loans Chevrolet Impala for 2008 Daytona 500 winner Ryan Newman. Based in Kannapolis, N.C., Stewart-Haas Racing operates out of a 140,000-square-foot facility with more than 160 employees. For more information, please visit us on the Web at www.StewartHaasRacing.com, on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/StewartHaasRacing and on Twitter @StewartHaasRcng.
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