Press release December 1, 2014 12:13:33 PM CET

LiuGong-Metso introduced the first prototypes of track-mounted mobile crushing and screening plants for China

LiuGong-Metso introduced the first prototypes of track-mounted mobile crushing and screening plants for China

Metso Corporation's press release on December 1, 2014 at 1:10 p.m. EET

LiuGong Metso Construction Equipment (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. is proud to introduce its first prototypes of high-quality and high-performance track-mounted mobile crushing and screening equipment designed for the Chinese customer requirement. LiuGong Metso Construction Equipment (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as "LiuGong-Metso") is a joint venture funded by LiuGong Group and Metso late last year.

LiuGong-Metso is showcasing the prototypes of a track-mounted jaw crushing station and a track-mounted screening station at the International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Construction Vehicles and Equipment (Bauma China 2014) in Shanghai last week.

The track-mounted mobile crushing and screening equipment now introduced are designed for crushing hard stones and recovering building materials with main applications for: project contracting, quarry, mine, cement, municipal road and bridge construction as well as construction waste recycling. Featuring high productivity, low fuel consumption, high reliability, high safety factor and easy operation, the new products can save energy and costs while protecting the environment and maximizing the value created for customers.

LiuGong-Metso is committed to serving and developing track-mounted mobile crushing and screening plants for Chinese customers. The joint venture perfectly combines Metso's professional knowledge in the business and technical fields of the track-mounted mobile crushing and screening plants with the strong marketing network and production capacity of LiuGong in China.

Today, Metso has a strong and well-established presence in China. Metso's noin 1,500 employees in China address local customer needs in all Metso's key customer industries, and support the sustainable development of China's industries and infrastructure.

Founded in 1958 in Liuzhou, China, LiuGong Group Corp. Ltd. (LiuGong) is the largest wheel loader manufacturer in the world. LiuGong offers a full line of machines, including wheel loaders, bulldozers, backhoes, skid steers, forklifts, graders, excavators, rollers, truck-mounted cranes, pavers and cold planners. The company owns facilities in, among other locations, Liuzhou, Tianjin, Shanghai, Changzhou, Zhenjiang, Jiangyin and Bengbu.

Metso is a leading process performance provider, with customers in the mining, oil and gas, and aggregates industries. Metso's cutting-edge services and solutions improve availability and reliability in minerals processing and flow control, providing sustainable process and profit improvements. Metso is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, Finland. In 2013, Metso's net sales totaled EUR 3.8 billion. Metso employs approximately 16,000 industry experts in 50 countries. Expect results.

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For further information, please contact:

Tommi Lehtonen, Head of Crushing and Screening Equipment business line, Metso, tel. +358 40 724 9143, email: tommi.lehtonen(at)metso.com

Jussi Ollila, Vice President, Global Communications, Metso Corporation, tel. +358 20 484 3212, email: jussi.ollila(at)metso.com