updated 2/21/2011 8:16:55 PM ET 2011-02-22T01:16:55

FAIR LAWN, N.J., Feb. 21, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sandvik Coromant and the Joe Gibbs Racing (Huntsville, N.C.) team announced that they have again extended their successful partnership for two more years. The market leading producer of cutting tools has supplied the NASCAR franchise with effective, high performance metal cutting tools and solutions for more than eight years.   

Sandvik Coromant has been an exclusive technical sponsor to Joe Gibbs Racing since 2006, and provides tooling and metal cutting products and the expert services necessary to manufacture thousands of race car and engine components.

"Sandvik Coromant's sponsorship goes well beyond simply providing us with the tools necessary to engineer race cars," said Mark Bringle, Technical Sponsor Manager at Joe Gibbs Racing. "They are a partner that provides excellent expertise in areas that help us capture the important machining techniques and processes that ensures successful production of high performance parts."

Sandvik Coromant has worked closely with JGR to develop processes that have increased productivity and improved component quality, while supporting JGR with technical training, application support, 3-D modeling support, and defining tooling packages specific to the JGR shop. JGR is also a long-time participant in Sandvik Coromant's carbide recycling program, making a small but important contribution in creating a sustainable environment. 

"We have brought new technology as well as new ideas to the machining processes for JGR. By working together we have been able to reduce cycle times and the number of set ups per component," said Eric Gerringer, Business Development Manager, Machine Investments. "We work on a lot of new projects together to meet the ever changing needs of racing by helping them select the proper tooling, as well as, working with JGR on new machine selection so they are being as productive as possible."

"During the years, we have learned that the products and services offered by Sandvik Coromant come with high and consistent quality," said J.D. Gibbs, Team President at Joe Gibbs Racing. "They are experts at what they do and we know that our chances of success are greater with Sandvik Coromant as a tooling partner."

Sandvik Coromant

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.

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