Press release April 12, 2016 10:00:00 AM CET
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Metso shapes the industry by introducing easier ways of buying, maintaining and operating aggregates equipment

Metso shapes the industry by introducing easier ways of buying, maintaining and operating aggregates equipment

Metso Corporation's press release on April 12, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. EET

Metso continues to meet its customers' needs and to shape the industry conventions by expanding its services offering for the aggregates industry with unique Life Cycle Services programs. The new offering includes three progressive and customizable Life Cycle Services programs that are targeted to simplify ownership, lower total cost of ownership and improve end product quality, with the goal of ensuring the most profitable operations for the customers. As part of the new offering, Metso is also introducing equipment leasing options from financing partners.

"Our aim is to make the life of our customers easier when it comes to buying, maintaining and operating aggregates equipment by lowering costs related to wear and spare parts, inventory, maintenance and improving delivery times. We, along with our partners have a deep and long experience in supporting our aggregates customers globally which we have used to develop our offering along with our experience of offering a similar solution to mining customers," explains Perttu Louhiluoto, President of Minerals Services at Metso.

Metso's Life Cycle Services offering will be delivered together by Metso, its partner network and financing partners. Rollout of the solution will begin in Europe and then expand globally.

Three program levels according to customer needs

The new Life Cycle Services offering for the aggregates industry is built on three program levels that are designed for different customer needs and can be easily customized. The aim is to minimize sudden machine breakdowns, ensure the highest end product quality and secure continuous production for the customers. Accomplishing these aims involves leveraging Field Service technicians, along with ensuring the right wears and spares are used for each and every job.

"Our Equipment Support Service secures your assets through inspections, extended warranty coverage and inventory & parts planning. Maintenance Service is the second program level, with service experts taking more responsibility for your plants reliability, through the development of a comprehensive maintenance strategy. At the top level, our most comprehensive program focuses on ensuring that the customer's aggregates process and operations are optimized for the highest, sustainable performance," says Giuseppe Campanelli, Vice President of Metso's Life Cycle Services Business unit.

New, flexible financing options

The Life Cycle Services offering for aggregates industry is complemented with comprehensive financial options including a new equipment leasing and rental possibility via selected global partners.

"Life Cycle Services financing and rental plans are structured to allow our clients to better match up their costs with their revenue streams, allowing them to improve their cash flow from the very moment a plan is put into place. This is how we try to make the big difference for our customers, by helping them acquire the equipment they need for their future - today," states Toni Laaksonen, Vice President of Sales & Product Development at Metso.

Meet Metso experts at Bauma to learn more

Metso will be presenting the new Life Cycle Services programs at the Bauma construction machinery exhibition in Munich, Germany, April 11-17, 2016. Visit Metso on stand FN1016/3.

Metso's Caroline Lecomte, Global Business Development Manager, will present the programs at Metso Aggregates Academy during Bauma. To book your seat at the Metso Aggregates Academy and for more information about the event: http://www.metso.com/bauma  

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:

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

Giuseppe Campanelli, Vice President, Life Cycle Services, Metso Corporation, Tel. +1 514 4854131, Email: giuseppe.campanelli@metso.com

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