Metso enhances filter delivery times with a new machining unit in its Filtration Technology Center in Finland
Metso Corporation’s press release on May 11, 2023, at 09:00 a.m. EEST
To meet the growing demand for mining and industrial filters, Metso will upgrade the machining process in its Filtration Technology Center in Lappeenranta, Finland. The new unit to be installed is designed for fast machining of filter plate pack frames, which are essential elements in pressure filters used in mining and industrial applications. The new machining unit is expected to be commissioned in 2024.
“Besides enabling an increased production throughput, the new machining unit will allow improved delivery times of high-quality frames to our customers. It will also bring flexibility to the production process. This investment is part of our continuous development program in Lappeenranta and follows the recent installation of a state-of-the-art laser welding unit and modernization of the office premises,” says Tero Tiainen, Director for Filters Manufacturing at Metso.
Metso recently announced a doubling of the capacity of its filter assembly plant in Suzhou, China, and a major investment to its first polymer filter plate production unit in Mexico to meet the growing global demand for filters. In addition, Metso produces ceramic filter plates at its plant in Turku, Finland, and operates a unique Dewatering Technology Center in Lappeenranta, Finland.
Metso’s filtration portfolio consists of 15 different filter types and comprehensive services for hundreds of applications. Over 80% of the Metso filters are part of the company’s Planet Positive portfolio, primarily thanks to their efficiency in the recovery and reuse of water. The company has carried out more than 14,000 filtration tests and delivered more than 5,000 filters for various applications worldwide. Many of the filters are sold under the Larox® product name along with Metso corporate branding.
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Tero Tiainen, Director, Filter Manufacturing, Metso, tel. +358 40 6517542, email: tero.tiainen(at)mogroup.com
Helena Marjaranta, Vice President, Communications and Brand, Metso, tel. +358 20 484 3212, email: helena.marjaranta(at)mogroup.com
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 Helsinki, 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.com, twitter.com/metsoofficial