» Objectives and strategy
» Business organization
» Operating environment
» Markets in 2003
» Orders received
» Business operations
» Efficiency improvement program
» Research and development
» Outlook for 2004
Metso Minerals renewed its organization in September. In the new organization the six business lines are each globally responsible for developing their operations, as well as for production, sales and customer service.
The largest of these, the crushing and screening business line, is responsible for equipment and solutions used in rock and minerals crushing and classifying. Metso Minerals specializes in the design of entire crushing and screening plants. In addition to stationary plants, Metso Minerals also supplies track and wheel-mounted mobile units and screens, feeders, conveyors, wear and spare parts.
The minerals processing business line accounts for about one-fifth of Metso Minerals' net sales. It is responsible for production processes for the mining industry and industrial minerals and related products such as grinding mills, enrichment and pyro processing equipment, slurry pumps and equipment for bulk materials handling, as well as related aftermarket services.
Products in the wear protection and conveying business line include grinding mill linings, screening media and other wear, impact, dust and noise protection products, and conveyer belts and components.
The compaction and paving business line accounts for about one-fifth of net sales. Its products include compaction and paving solutions for the construction industry and related products including rollers, pavers, planers and concrete equipment.
The recycling business line covers equipment and solutions needed for the recycling, crushing and sorting of metals and industrial and household waste, such as metal shredders, shears, scrap shears and scrap baling presses.
The drilling business line includes top hammer surface and underground jumbo drills and auger drills used in mines and quarries.
Metso Minerals has production in over 40 units around the world, as well as sales and service units, representatives and distributors in 150 countries. Sales are channeled through six regional sales organizations. Metso Minerals' largest research and product development centers are located in Europe and the USA.