Research and development
We go forward with our customers by creating new business opportunities by developing future products, services and solutions.
Productivity, cost-efficiency, safety and profitability are the key issues that matter to our customers. These are also the topics that we focus on in our research and technology development at Metso. Our products and solutions – whether technical products or service concepts - are designed to help drive sustainable improvements in our customers businesses.
Our product scope ranging from mining and aggregates equipment and systems to industrial valves and controls and related services is built on our extensive product and process knowledge. This knowledge is embedded in our globally located highly-competent and committed professionals and ways of working. Our industry-leading solutions produce added value for our customers during all phases of production process life cycles, improve competitiveness and reduce adverse environmental impacts, either directly or indirectly, throughout the value chain.
Our R&D strongly supports our growth strategy. Our R&D activities are based on cooperation with customers and on our network of research facilities and universities in collaboration with our vast research centers and laboratories on all continents.
Research and technology solves process industry challenges
Our contributions through the years include improvements to dewatering processes and responding to the need for processing more ore to yield the same amount of minerals due to declining ore grades. Our experts have also found a way to optimize valve performance and to maintain peak performance over time. In 2015, we continued to take new and exciting steps towards award winning solutions. Our technology offering focus was on product renewal, cost competitive solutions and overall development of the offering. You can discover more about our latest development and achievements from the Annual Report 2015.