Metal cutting leader Sandvik Coromant has appointed Albert Waloni as its digital machining sales manager for sales area South and East Asia (SASEA). As the current digital machining manager for Southeast Asia and Oceania (SEAO), Waloni’s role will expand further afield as customers across India and Japan seek more support for integrating digital services into their metal cutting activities.
By 2025, the digital transformation market in Asia Pacific (APAC) is expected to grow by 20% — the highest rate compared to any other region. To support the uptake in adoption of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies, Waloni's current role will expand to meet the requirements of several APAC regions.
Waloni, who has worked as the digital machining manager for SEAO since January 2021, was the first employee at Sandvik Coromant to be appointed this role. His mechanical engineering experience combined with his time working in the Machining Solutions division at Sandvik Group has equipped Waloni with the expertise to manage this growing business area across the rest of Asia.
"Sandvik Coromant has been on a journey from initially providing metal cutting tools, to now providing complete, integrated, digital solutions," said Albert Waloni, digital machining manager for South and East Asia at Sandvik Coromant. "We have seen how our knowledge in metal cutting can combine with digital technologies such as IIoT sensors, cloud computing and digital planning software to help our customers maximise on productivity and efficiency."
"To succeed in this journey ourselves, we are developing some of the technologies on our own, but we are also continually acquiring other technologies to build our portfolio. As digitalisation accelerates across APAC, this is the ideal opportunity to position Sandvik Coromant an expert in digital machining solutions," explained Waloni.
"I see that manufacturing companies are really considering digital technologies and strategies right now. This includes the IIoT, data driven manufacturing, predictive manufacturing and smart factories. To support this shift in focus, Sandvik Coromant solutions can be implemented in design and planning, tool preparation, during machining and even in post machining. One of our most popular solutions is the CoroPlus® Tool Guide, which we consider to be the encyclopaedia of machining.
"Although the implementation of Industry 4.0 technologies is already happening, there is a lot of room for digital machining to take part in digitalising the APAC region. I'm honoured to oversee such a vast, growing region as my role expands into new territories. I look forward to collaborating with our customers in India and Japan, educating them on the possibilities of digital machining solution and expanding our presence position in these countries."
To find out more about the digital solutions from Sandvik Coromant, visit www.sandvik.coromant.com/digital-machining/
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