Press release May 8, 2013 01:00:00 PM CET

Metso expands its service center in Tianjin, China, to bring fabrics production closer to customers

Metso Corporation's press release on May 8, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. local time

Metso has opened an extension to its Tianjin service center that manufactures forming, dryer and filter fabrics mainly for the Chinese and Asia-Pacific market.  The Tianjin service center, located in the city of Tianjin, China, started with 45 employees in 2008 and today it employs 200 service professionals.  An inauguration ceremony of the extension of the center was held in Tianjin on May 8, 2013.

A new heat setting machine for fabrics manufacture and an expansion of laboratory facilities were included in the extension.  Metso has in addition concentrated all fabrics production to Tianjin by moving its Shanghai filter fabrics operations to Tianjin. "This extension is in line with Metso's strategy for services growth and brings fabrics production closer to customers in Asia", says Jukka Tiitinen, President, Services business line, Pulp, Paper and Power, Metso.

Strengthening local services is a vital part of Metso's continuing commitment to the pulp, paper and power industries.  Metso currently has a network of 100 service locations serving these industries around the world and has steadily increased its local presence in China, where the company has been present for 80 years.

Metso's pulp, paper and power professionals specialize in processes, machinery, equipment, services, paper machine clothing and filter fabrics. Our offering and experience cover the entire process life cycle including new production lines, rebuilds and services.

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Metso is a global supplier of technology and services to customers in the process industries, including mining, construction, pulp and paper, power, and oil and gas. Our 30,000 professionals based in over 50 countries contribute to sustainability and deliver profitability to customers worldwide. Metso's shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.

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For further information, please contact:
Jukka Tiitinen, President, Services business line, Pulp, Paper and Power, Metso, tel. +1 404 433 0937 or +358 40 740 6178

Reima Kerttula, Vice President, Fabrics business unit, Services business line, Pulp, Paper and Power, Metso, tel. +358 40 064 8458

Xiaolei Cheng, General Manager, Tianjin service center, Services business line, Pulp, Paper and Power, Metso, tel. +86 136 5163 7651