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Sandvik Acquires Medtech Company  
12/14/2007 8:32:48 AM

Sandvik (STO:SAND) Materials Technology has acquired the medical technology company JKB Medical Technologies in the US. JKB Medical Technologies is a leading contract manufacturer of spinal implants and medical instruments. Implants represent approximately 80% of sales. The products are manufactured from titanium alloy and high-alloy stainless materials. Its customers comprise globally leading medical technology companies that sell directly to hospitals and medical clinics. The company has sales of about SEK 90 M (USD 14 M) and the number of employees is 90. Operations are conducted from the main plant in Milford, Connecticut, and the recently established plant in Memphis, Tennessee, both in the US. The acquisition further strengthens Sandvik’s position in the strategically important and rapidly expanding medical segment.