Press release July 13, 2015 09:00:00 AM CET

Metso's Nordberg GP220 cone crusher expected to deliver a 114% increase in monthly production in Colombia

Metso Corporation's press release on July 13, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. EEST


With its deep industry knowledge and leading technology, Metso continues to support the development of the South American aggregates industry.

Metso’s Nordberg® GP220™ cone crusher

South America's first Nordberg® GP220(TM) cone crusher is in operation and yielding good results at Arenas y Gravas La Fontana in Colombia. The new cone is increasing the company's monthly production by 114%. The crusher is designed according to the highest quality standards, which makes it the best in its class and offers La Fontana the opportunity to increase productivity while adhering to strict environmental regulations. In addition to the crusher, Metso's delivery included two primary screens, Metso PREMIER CVB 1540-1P and Metso PREMIER CVB 2050-3.

"The GP220 helps us to increase our monthly production from 14,000 tons to 30,000 tons. At the moment, its performance has already exceeded our expectations. These results demonstrate why we chose Metso. We know the brand and the quality of the equipment and the level of service they offer. Metso is our first choice," notes Anderson Salinas, General Manager of Arenas y Gravas La Fontana.

The new crusher offers the customer big advantages for several reasons. It combines high performance with operational flexibility, and its high-quality components maximize availability. In addition, thanks to its low energy consumption of only 200 kW, the GP220 has a capacity 20%-30% higher than other cone crushers in the same size class. The crusher weighs 10,500 kilograms and has a maximum feed size of +200 mm. On the other hand, high crushing forces and excellent cavity geometry result in first class end-product shape and increased production of desired end product fractions. The dynamic setting control maintains excellent, stable end-product quality.

"The Colombian market has always pioneered in adopting the latest crushing technologies, and Arenas y Gravas La Fontana is no exception. Together with the PREMIER CVB1540-1P and CVB2050-3 screens, the arrival of the GP220 marks a milestone in the development of aggregates to introduce world-class technology," says Diego Alejandro Pulido, Dealer Manager, Pacific Rim at Metso.

The production plant of Arenas y Gravas La Fontana is located in a rural area of Garagoa, Boyacá, in Colombia. The company produces and trades aggregates. At the moment, its main customer is Cemex, one of the major cement and concrete producers in the region.

Metso is the world's leading industrial company in the mining and aggregates industries and in the flow control business. Our knowledge, people and solutions help drive sustainable improvements in performance and profitability in our customers' businesses.

Metso has an uncompromising attitude towards safety. Our products range from mining and construction equipment and systems to industrial valves and controls. Our solutions are delivered and supported by decades of process knowledge and a broad scope of services backed by a global footprint of over 90 service centers, thousands of service employees, and an extensive logistics network.

Metso is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, Finland. In 2014, Metso's net sales totaled EUR 3.7 billion. Metso employs approximately 14,000 industry experts in more than 50 countries. Expect results.

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For more information, please contact:

Diego Alejandro Pulido, Dealer Manager, Pacific Rim, Crushing and Screening Equipment, Metso  
tel: +57 317 3660625; e-mail: diego.pulido(at)metso.com

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