Metso's technology strategy
Metso's Vision and Cornerstones of Strategy
Our goal is to be the leading knowledge-based, technology company. We aim to improve the productivity and competitiveness of our customers' industrial core
Cornerstones of strategy
Metso's technology strategy
- Development of value-enhancing solutions for the core processes of our customers
- Integration of control technology, process automation and the most advanced information technology solutions in Metso's products and services
- Development of know-how and aftermarket services for the large population of machinery, equipment and processes delivered by Metso
Metso's technology strategy strives for sustained technology leadership. This involves further sharpening the focus of investment in technology against Metso's vision. Technology strategy supports Metso's transformation through building technological capabilities for the Metso Future Care business concept.
As a full-scope process supplier in its core business areas of fiber and paper and minerals processing technology Metso is able to optimize the whole process
technologically. Metso's third core business area, automation and control technology know-how plays a vital role in this optimization. These elements provide Metso with know-how
enabling it to make an impact on technological development in these industries.
The technology strategy focuses resources through systematic Metso-wide technology development and technology management. The strategic technology focus
- Full-scope technology supplier
- Life-cycle technology development
- Intellectual property and competence development
- Eco-efficient technology
Metso's technology synergies
Metso’s fiber and paper and rock and minerals processing technology are full-scope suppliers with technology covering the whole processing chain. The technology of Metso Automation and Metso Ventures has synergies with both core businesses. Development of life-cycle and eco-efficient technologies enhances Metso’s technology portfolio which grows with intellectual property and competence.
Life-cycle technology development related to Metso Future Care business concept
Metso will focus on creating solutions and services for customers' core processes throughout their life cycles. Life-cycle partnerships involve Metso taking a larger
role in supporting and maintaining the customer's competitiveness.
Life-cycle technology development is an umbrella term for RTD projects based on process life-cycle knowledge. Intelligent machines and intelligent materials will be increasingly important in production and service concepts that, in accordance with the
Future Care business concept, cover the entire life-cycle of customers' processes.
You can read more on achievements in life-cycle technology development during 2001 on technology related to Metso Future Care business concept.
Full-scope technology supplier
As a technology leader Metso develops value-enhancing solutions for the core processes of customers in the pulp and paper, rock and minerals processing sectors. The solutions are based on integration of control technology, process automation and the most advanced information technology solutions in Metso's products.
Focused technology development is integral to Metso's transformation to a full-scope supplier of equipment, solutions and process performance. Metso wants to be the industry shaper in its core industries and has been expanding and developing its core competencies accordingly. Our role is to combine skills and technical solutions of different disciplines into larger system innovations. Successful nurture of such
innovations requires strong links with both internal and external technology partners.
Intellectual property and competence development
The role of technology and competence is growing in Metso's business environment and is strongly linked to development of knowledge and information technology.
Metso's technology strategy puts increasing emphasis on development, sharing and protection of intellectual capital. Metso wants to strengthen its ability to sell knowledge on an equal basis with machinery and service.
Metso grows its intellectual capital by effectively sharing it. The Metso-wide competence groups, Metso Academy and the knowledge management systems
that are being built will spearhead the refining of Metso's know-how into a sustainable competitive advantage.
Metso wants to cultivate its innovative corporate culture. The aim is to transform the company's extensive technological know-how and scientific knowledge into premium services improving the competitiveness of customer's processes. Metso safeguards the results of its technology investments through systematic utilization of intellectual property rights.
Intellectual property management at Metso is described in more detail on intellectual capital grown.
Environmental issues play a vital role in Metso's technology development. Metso strives to develop solutions that also benefit the environment through eco-efficiency. The objective is to reduce the environmental impacts of our products and processes.
Metso strives to be an industry leader in development of technologies and products that load the environment less in terms of materials, energy consumption and emissions over the whole life cycle of equipment and processes.
A review of Metso's approach to environmental issues can be found on focus on eco-efficient technology