Stock Exchange release March 10, 2009 07:30:00 AM CET

Metso celebrates expanded crusher manufacturing capacity in China

Metso Corporation's Press release on March 10, 2009 at 08:30 a.m.
 
Metso is celebrating the inauguration of an expansion to its crusher factory in Tianjin, China, and the tenth anniversary of its Mining and Construction Technology manufacturing activities in China. The value of the expansion investment implemented in 2008 was EUR 5 million and it comprised of a new workshop and warehouse, as well as an upgrade of the factory building and production equipment.
 
Metso began manufacturing crushers in Tianjin in rented premises in 1999 and moved to the now-expanded, wholly-owned premises in 2002. Increasing the factory's total floor space to more than 7,500 square meters, the expansion will double production capacity at the Tianjin plant. The manufacturing portfolio will be extended to include several new small crusher models and the factory will also start producing screens and feeders, allowing Metso's other manufacturing units to focus on larger and tailor-made crusher models. The new plant layout made possible by the expansion is expected to increase also manufacturing efficiency.
 
In addition to the Chinese and Asian markets, the Tianjin factory serves Metso's mining and construction customers on a global basis. The expansion strengthens the facility's position as one of the main manufacturing units in Metso's Construction business line. The Tianjin factory currently employs approximately 100 people.
 
Metso aims to respond to its customers' needs by strengthening its presence, capabilities and supply capacity in the emerging markets.
 
Metso is a global supplier of sustainable technology and services for mining, construction, power generation, automation, recycling and the pulp and paper industries. We have over 29,000 employees in more than 50 countries. www.metso.com
 
For more information please contact:
Juhani Honkanen, Plant Manager, Metso Minerals (Tianjin) Co. Ltd, tel. +86 138 02020071
João Ney Colagrossi, President, Construction Business line, Metso, tel. +55 15 9772 7486