updated 4/18/2011 10:16:06 AM ET 2011-04-18T14:16:06

FAIR LAWN, N.J., April 18, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sandvik Coromant, the market leading producer of cutting tools, and Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team co-owned by Tony Stewart and Haas Automation founder Gene Haas, have renewed their partnership for a second year.

The agreement maintains Sandvik Coromant as an official team sponsor of SHR, while SHR is supplied with superior metal cutting solutions for its Haas CNC machines. Beyond the tooling, Sandvik Coromant will provide in-house training for customers and employees, and full application and technical support. The agreement also strengthens its relationship with Haas Automation, the largest machine tool builder in the western world.

"We look forward to being a part of the team's continued pursuit of excellence in NASCAR racing," said Brian Norris, vice president of marketing for Sandvik Coromant US. "Each of us has benefited greatly from the other and continuing with this partnership is the natural next step to succeeding in this industry," added Norris.

"We are honored to be working with such a respected technology partner," said Joe Custer, executive vice-president of SHR. "It's great to partner with a brand that has such an incredible reputation. We know the people of Sandvik Coromant are making our racecars more competitive with their tooling solutions."

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.

Stewart-Haas Racing

Stewart-Haas Racing is the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team co-owned by two-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/Tornados/Haas Automation 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 150 employees. For more information, please visit us on the web at www.StewartHaasRacing.com , on Facebook at www.facebook.com/StewartHaasRacing and on Twitter at @StewartHaasRcng.

Contact details for editorial inquiries:

Contact: Faina Sandler                                     

Tel: 201-475-5303                             

Email: faina.sandler@sandvik.com 

Stewart-Haas Racing Contact: 

Contact: Mike Arning

Tel: 704-875-3388

Email: mike.arning@truespeedcommunication.com


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