Press release May 30, 2013 02:00:00 PM CET

Metso opens new service center in the Netherlands

Metso Corporation's press release on May 30, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. local time

Metso will open a new service center in Waddinxveen, the Netherlands, near the Rotterdam-Antwerp industrial area on May 30, 2013. The new service center supports the company's strategy to grow its valve and field device service business globally and strengthens Metso's service capabilities within the Benelux region for major petrochemical, energy, oil & gas and pulp & paper companies.

The new facility brings the total number of Metso's automation service centers to 34 and automation service hubs to 87. By combining intelligence with high quality servicing, Metso's service centers all over the world deliver customers secured plant availability while optimizing total maintenance costs.

"Our maintenance services range from the servicing of individual Metso valves all the way to maintenance and device management solutions for complete plants. We use intelligent solutions to service valves and other field devices from Metso or other manufacturers,'' explains Mikko Keto, President, Services, Metso Automation.

"The new service center in the Netherlands is in line with our strategy to continuously strengthen our global network of Service Centers and service experts so that we are close to our customers to best support their business needs,'' he continues.

The Metso services mission is to maximize the profitability of its customers' businesses. Metso's services portfolio focuses on three main areas: solving technical and process issues, improving business performance, and managing a business area.

Our services business is backed by Metso's market-leading valve solutions, which include control valves, automated on/off and emergency shutdown valves, as well as smart positioners and condition monitoring. Metso's world-leading brands include Neles®, Jamesbury® and Mapag®.

The Automation segment's process automation and flow control solutions meet the growing needs of Metso's customer industries to improve production process efficiency as raw materials and energy sources become scarcer and their costs increase. The company's global network of service experts deliver business solutions to our customers that improve their productivity, lower risks and optimize costs. 
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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:
Richard Kooijman,Service Manager, Flow Control, Automation, Metso, e-mail: richard.kooijman(at)metso.com, tel. +31 (0) 33 25 44 600 or mobile +31 (0) 6 10 03 29 59

Robert Geurs, Area Manager Benelux. Flow Control, Automation, Metso, e-mail: robert.geurs(at)metso.com, tel. +31 (0) 33 25 44 600 or mobile +31 (0) 6 53 30 34 21

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