By Dr. Cameron Chai
Sandvik Coromant, a manufacturer of metal-cutting tools in the market, has renewed its long-term business with Stewart-Haas Racing (SHS) for the 2012 season.
The company is officially helping the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team as the technical sponsor for the fourth consecutive year.
SHR is co-owned by Gene Haas and Tony Stewart. Gene Haas is the founder of Haas Automation, which is the main builder of CNC machine tool in the western parts of the globe. Tony Stewart is a three-time Sprint Cup champion. Sandvik will offer the indexable cutting tools to the racing team for its Haas CNC machines. The company will also provide technical knowledge, application and training support to SHR, in order to enhance the machining processes employed by the teams.
According to Sandvik Coromant Market Area Americas’ President, John Israelsson, the speed and improvement that SHR demonstrates is in line with the company’s commitment to excellence. Sandvik is expecting to continue this long term association with Stewart-Haas Racing.
SHR’s Executive Vice President, Joe Custer stated that Sandvik has understood the particular challenges and requirements in the racing business. It will help to speed up the manufacturing process to create faster and high-performance racing cars.