Press release April 15, 2010 02:45:00 PM CET

Metso purchases Viconsys machine vision systems business

Metso Corporation's press release on April 15, 2010 at 3:45 p.m.

 

Metso acquires Viconsys web inspection and web break system business. The acquired business, comprising around 30 persons, will be affiliated to Metso's Energy and Environmental Technology Segment as of today.

 

The target of the acquisition is to complement Metso's product and service offering to the paper and other process industry. The expanding product offering will fit well to Metso's global sales and service network. Through this network, Metso is able to improve customer service for existing and new customers of acquired business.

 

Viconsys is known as an industry benchmark and global market leader in the machine vision technology. Within three years, it has been able to get more than one hundred delivery references.

 

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 about 27,000 employees in more than 50 countries. www.metso.com

 

Further information for the press, please contact:

Pekka Vänni, Vice President, Business Development, Process Automation Systems Automation business line, Metso, tel. +358 40 552 8374

 

Further information for investors, please contact:

Marja Mäkinen, Investor Relations Manager, Metso Corporation, tel. +358 20 484 3211