Metso Corporate Newsroom News 2023 Metso starts negotiation process on plan to discontinue rubber and Poly-Met factory operations in Trelleborg, Sweden
Press release November 14, 2023

Metso starts negotiation process on plan to discontinue rubber and Poly-Met factory operations in Trelleborg, Sweden

Metso Corporation’s press release on November 14, 2023, at 3:30 p.m. EET

Due to a need to streamline and improve efficiency and productivity, Metso is initiating union negotiations at its rubber and Poly-Metfactory unit in Trelleborg, Sweden to discuss its plan to discontinue the factory operations in the third quarter of 2024.  

Our strategic target is to ensure an optimal supply chain network and manufacturing capability globally and thus strengthen competitiveness to achieve sustainable long-term performance. Having reviewed our supply chain operations at a regional and global level based on customer proximity, logistics, and efficiency we are considering discontinuing factory operations in Trelleborg. Announcing this plan that may have a potential impact on our employees is based on a thorough analysis. We will support our employees during the process,” says Heikki Metsälä, President of Metso’s Consumables business area.

Metso has approximately 120 employees in Trelleborg in total. If realized, the plan could result in a reduction of up to 70 jobs.

European rubber and Poly-Met customers will be served by Metso’s factory in Lithuania, where production capabilities will be further strengthened.

In addition to Trelleborg, Metso has rubber and Poly-Met factories in Mexico, Chile, Brazil, Peru, India, Lithuania, and Australia. 

Further information, please contact:

Heikki Metsälä, President, Consumables business area, Metso, tel. +358 20 484 142, email: heikki.metsala(at)

Helena Marjaranta, Vice President, Communications and Brand, Metso, Tel. +358 20 484 3212, email: helena.marjaranta(at)

Metso is a frontrunner in providing sustainable technologies, end-to-end solutions and services for the aggregates, minerals processing and metals refining industries globally. By helping our customers increase their productivity, improve their energy and water efficiency and environmental performance with our process and product expertise, we are the partner for positive change.

Headquartered in Espoo, Finland, Metso employs over 16,000 people in close to 50 countries and sales for 2022 were about EUR 5.3 billion. The company is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.,

Metso inleder förhandlingsprocess om plan att avveckla fabriksverksamheten för gummi och Poly-Met i Trelleborg Sverige Download