Press release March 9, 2016 12:00:00 PM CET

Metso expands distributor agreement with Sever Minerals to be closer to customers and to strengthen its presence in the Russian market

Metso expands distributor agreement with Sever Minerals to be closer to customers and to strengthen its presence in the Russian market

Metso Corporation's press release on March 9, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. EET

As a result of successful collaboration dating back to 2007, Metso is expanding the agreement with Sever Minerals for the distribution of aggregates equipment, spare parts and wear parts to a wider area of the Russian territory. The agreement expansion aims at strengthening Metso's presence in the Russian market and enabling Metso to be closer to customers.

Under the expansion agreement, Server Minerals will add to their current portfolio of equipment and services for the aggregates industry, including  Nordberg® C Series(TM) jaw crushers, HP Series(TM) cone crushers, GP Series(TM) cone crushers, NP Series(TM) impact crushers, Barmac® VSI crushers, Metso PREMIER(TM) & COMPACT(TM) vibrating screens and feeders, Metso rock breaker solutions, and Metso NW portable crushing and screening equipment.

 "Sever Minerals has a proven track record as distributors of Metso's equipment and services. As highly efficient agents, they have scored many achievements during the years of our relationship. Additionally, they are expanding their coverage to the North West, Siberia and Far East federal districts of Russia. This is a clear benefit for our customers, as it enables Metso to be closer to them and ensures better availability and service support," says Adrian Wood, Head of Global Distribution, Aggregates, Metso.

The expansion agreement was signed on February 24, 2016, in St. Petersburg.

"During the nearly ten years of working with Metso, we have established a good partnership; this allows us to quickly and effectively meet the challenges of even the most difficult projects. Partnering with a global industry leader like Metso gives us the possibility to offer the most reliable solutions and technologies that have been tested at sites around the world," comments Sergey Sarkisiants, Development Director of Sever Minerals.

"We are developing our present network in Russia to be closer to customers and to quickly solve their production problems.  We are pleased to expand our cooperation with Metso and provide world-class services using the knowledge and experience of a global leader like Metso," concludes Sarkisiants.

About Sever Minerals

Sever Minerals is an official distributor of Metso products and it fulfills a full range of activities for the supply of equipment, spare and wear parts delivery, warranty and aftermarket services of Metso equipment for industries in crushing, screening and ore processing.  Sever Minerals has its headquarters located in St. Petersburg and it currently has 17 offices throughout Russia. http://www.severminerals.com/

Metso is a world leading industrial company serving the mining, aggregates, recycling, oil, gas, pulp, paper and process industries. We help our customers improve their operational efficiency, reduce risks and increase profitability by using our unique knowledge, experienced people and innovative solutions to build new, sustainable ways of growing together.

Our products range from mining and aggregates processing equipment and systems to industrial valves and controls. Our customers are supported by a broad scope of services and a global network of over 80 service centers and about 6,400 services professionals. Metso has an uncompromising attitude towards safety.

Metso is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, Finland, and had net sales of about EUR 2.9 billion in 2015. Metso employs over 12,000 persons in more than 50 countries. Expect results.
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For further information, please contact:

Nikolay Volkov, Head of Aggregates Sales, Metso Russia, Tel. +7 812 333 40 00, Email: nikolay.volkov@metso.com

Adrian Wood, Head of Global Distribution, Aggregates, Metso, Tel. +44 77 89 61 6441, Email: adrian.wood@metso.com

Helena Marjaranta, Vice President, Global Communications, Metso Corporation, Tel. +358 20 484 3212, Email: helena.marjaranta@metso.com

On the left Sergey Sarkisiants, Development Director of Sever Minerals shaking hands with Adrian Wood, Head of Global Distribution, Aggregates, Metso.