Metso has roots in the second half of the 19th century. Many of the founding stories are tales about young engineers or groups of scientists that had the courage to start something new. They experimented on different machine components, tested solutions and came up with a new business concept or patent.
Over the years the original inventions and operations have changed shape or even vanished, but they have also carved their mark into the soil of our industry. Being aware of the risk-takings and successes of our predecessors builds a part of our identity as Metso.
Many of our customers share our history. It's also good to remember that we may thank our innovative customers for many of the success stories.
Nordberg - Svedala merger
The merger of our operations was the conclusion of a 446-day long offer process. Metso Corporation, a Finnish conglomerate, made its original offer to purchase the entire stock of Svedala on June 21, 2000.
The lengthy offer period was due to competition concerns expressed by the US competition authorities and the EU. After coming to terms on the remedy package and successfully divesting the required components, by the competition authorities the offer was cleared and the deal could be closed.
Metso Corporation acquired Svedala Industri AB on September 11, 2001. On September 17 the message was released: Nordberg and Svedala have become one - Metso Minerals.
The new face of reliability
Our combined resources bring you a presence closer to your operations around the world, a broader service and parts offering, and quality products to improve the efficiency of your process. We have kept the well-known product names Nordberg, Svedala, Lindemann and Trellex to signal their high quality and reliability.
Our complete product offering covers more than 300 products ranging from single machines to extensive solutions. We serve you from over 500 service locations, offering hundreds of service experts in over 150 countries and on all continents.
We have 9,000 professionals ready to serve you as your dedicated partners.
To ensure the continuous development of your process, we offer hundreds of specialists in product centers and testing facilities.
Goodwin Barsby founded.
Hodge Foundry established.
Allis Chalmers founded.
The early Conical Ball Mills were transported by "horse power".
Bruno Nordberg, originally from Finland, founded Nordberg Manufacturing Co in Milwaukee, USA.
Bruno Nordberg, photographed in 1885 at the age of 27 years.
Ateliers Bergeaud established in Mâcon, France.
Dravo Wellman founded.
Lokomo established in Tampere, Finland.
Demag Schrader founded.
Loro & Parasini founded.
Cable Belt founded.
Belting for the Cable Belt system being manufactured for the early installations.
Lokomo acquired by Finnish industrial group Metso.
The proud Barmac team at one of the early VSI's in the 1970'ies.
Bergeaud acquired by Nordberg Inc.
Pharr Machinery founded.
Bergeaud acquired by Metso.
Brenda Process founded.
Svedala established in Svedala, Sweden.
Allis Chalmers and Stephens-Adamson acquired by Svedala.
Nordberg Inc acquired by Metso. Nordberg Group formed.
Nokia/Conv. belts, MPSI, Rolac, Goodwin Barsby, McNally and Dravo Wellman acquired by Svedala.
Altairac, Hodge Foundry and Tidco Group Ltd acquired by Svedala.
Denver Technologies and Componenta acquired by Svedala
Nordberg (Pty) Ltd of South Africa acquired by Metso.
Kalmar, Polaris Minerals Equip. and Rolls Royce Eng acquired by Svedala.
Unique Engineering, Vedbysønder and Skega acquired by Svedala.
Demag Schrader, Brenda Process and GfA acquired by Svedala.
Nordberg acquired the mining division (supplier of grinding mills) of Morgårdshammar, a Swedish company.
Nordberg acquired Read Corporation, a US screen manufacturer.
Dragon, Cable Belt, CFBK, Lindemann, Pharr Machinery and Componenta acquired by Svedala.
Nordberg acquired Lennings Manganese of South Africa.
Svedala acquires Loro & Parasini, Jost, Krupp O.R.T., Eastern Engineering, Polk Equipment and CEI
Nordberg acquired Masterskreen International of Northern Ireland; and Centric, a US manufacturer of screens and crushers.
Svedala acquired Ludlow Saylor, Dunlop Skega/linings (Australia) and Pyrotherm.
Svedala acquired Mukand McNally W and Strachan & Henshaw
Metso Corporation made an offer for Svedala.
EU commission and the US competition authorities reviewed the offer.
Nordberg became Metso Minerals.
Metso acquired the entire stock of Svedala
Nordberg and Svedala merged into a new Metso Minerals.
As of December 1, 2008, Metso has a new operating structure. Mining and Construction Technology (M&C) consists of the Mining business line (MBL) and Construction business line (CBL). Recycling business line became part of Energy and Environmental Technology