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Published: 2 December 2013

Several companies have chosen to support the programme and be a sponsor. For them, education is important based on the needs they are experiencing today and their future challenges.

Therefore, they have chosen to support with, for example: · Providing guest speakers · Site visits · Provide internship for learning at work · Offer opportunities for thesis and project works. The companies also offer summer jobs to you as a student  to give you an opportunity to see this business for real and gain valuable skills in your future career as a maintenance engineering.


SSAB is a world leading producer of high strength steels. The company has a crude steel capacity of 6 million tons. Of the deliveries are niche products, high strength steels, about 38% of total shipments. The goal is to increase this to 50% by 2015.

SSAB has production facilities in Sweden and the U.S.. In China, the activities of processing and finishing of various steel products.

SSAB employs approximately 9,000 employees in 45 countries. In 2012, the SSAB's sales to 38.9 billion.


Metso is a global supplier of technology and services for process industries, including mining, construction, recycling, pulp and paper, power, and oil and gas. The 30,000 employees working in over 50 countries to deliver sustainability and profitability to customers worldwide.


Luossavaara-Kirunavaara AB shortened LKAB is an international high-tech minerals group, the world's leading producers of upgraded iron ore products for the steel industry and a growing supplier of industrial minerals products to other sectors. LKABs operations is that, starting from the ore fields, for the world market produce and supply refined iron ore products and services for iron production that creates added value for customers. LKAB was 2012 Sweden's eighth largest exporter with exports of over 23 billion. Together with other mining LKAB accounts for eleven percent of the Swedish gross exports and 64 percent of the Swedish net exports in 2012.


Boliden is a metals company with a focus on sustainable development. Core competence is in the exploration, mining, smelting and recycling. Boliden is the third largest provider of both copper metal and zinc metal in Europe.


Swedish SCA is a global hygiene and paper company that develops and produces personal care products, tissue, publication papers and solid-wood products. The products are sold in approximately 100 countries. SCA has many well-known brands, of which TENA and Tork are global.

Net sales in 2012 were SEK 85 billion (EUR 9.8 billion). SCA has approximately 37,000 employees


ABB is a leader in power and automation technologies. Company to improve performance while lowering environmental impact businesses and industries.

In Sweden, ABB has 8,950 employees and operates in more than 30 locations. Swedish ABB is a leading supplier of products and systems for power transmission and process and industrial automation. Major bases are in Västerås with approximately 4,200 employees and Ludvika with approximately 2,700 employees.

Saab Support and Services

Saab offers world-class solutions, products and services for military defense and security. New technologies are constantly being developed, adapted and improved to meet changing customer needs in over 100 countries. Saab's business area Support and Services provides and operates the service and maintenance solutions for the defense and working with operational support from a lifecycle perspective.

Skellefteå Kraft‎

Skellefteå Kraft has many different activities. The foundation of the company's own production of electricity which 75 percent comes from hydropower. The rest of the production comes from wind power, cogeneration and nuclear power, wholly or partly owned power plants. Production is concentrated primarily in northern Sweden.

Today, Skellefteå Kraft fifth largest generator of electricity and in 2012 the company produced 3.2 TWh of electricity.