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Sandvik boost

PLANT BUSINESS

Quarry equipment group Sandvik Mining and Construction has posted a 45 per cent rise in operating profits in the year to Decem ber 31, 2005. The firm recorded a prof it of £1.95 million.

Turnover rose 27 per cent year-on-year to £1.65 billion. Demand was so high that the manufacturer has built factories in Poland , China and India.