Stock Exchange release May 24, 2007 03:30:59 PM CET

Metso invests in new ERP solution

Metso Automation invests in a new global ERP solution, which will cover the whole supply chain. The investment totals approximately EUR 17 million and it will be completed by turn of 2009-2010. The new solution will be delivered by Lawson Software.
 
Covering the whole supply chain from quotation to delivery, the new ERP solution will improve Metso Automation's supply chain performance and global transparency and support further expansion of Metso Automation's service and project business.
 
The new ERP solution will support decision-making with enhanced planning solutions and improved demand-supply alignment. It will also improve the control and performance management for the product lines. The new solution will also enable efficient integration of global processes, data and tools in acquisitions.
 
Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2006 net sales of approximately EUR 5 billion. Its 25,500 employees in more than 50 countries serve customers in the pulp and paper industry, rock and minerals processing, the energy industry and selected other industries.
www.metso.com
 
For further information, please contact:
Pasi Laine, President, Metso Automation, tel. +358 204 83 5800
Eero Oksa, IT Director, Metso Automation, tel. +358 204 83 5166