Metso Corporate Newsroom News 2024 Metso inaugurates new screening media factory in Irapuato, Mexico
Press release January 17, 2024

Metso inaugurates new screening media factory in Irapuato, Mexico

Metso Corporation’s press release on January 17, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. EET

Metso celebrated the inauguration of its screening media factory in Irapuato, Mexico, on January 17, 2024. The new factory will significantly increase Metso’s supply and delivery capabilities for mining and aggregates customers in North and Central America.

The screening media center employs 46 people and is located on a 9,000+ m2 lot. The new screening media factory uses advanced and sustainable manufacturing practices, and the installed solar panels will cover approximately 50% of the needed electricity.

“We are very pleased to officially inaugurate our new screening media factory in Irapuato. This milestone is yet another indication of our deep commitment to customer success. The Irapuato region is an important center of excellence for high-quality products for our mining and aggregates customers. All our factories are modern and focused on safety, employee wellbeing, and continuous development,” says Alfredo Monreal, Vice President, Sales and Service, Mexico and Central America, Metso.

Metso's screening installed base in the Americas has grown significantly: last year alone Metso delivered a total of 250 new screening machines to mining and aggregates customers.

“Our target is to continuously develop our operations close to customers to further improve our service capability. The investment of a new factory in Mexico aligns with our strategy and improves our lead times, and it offers scalability in production volumes in a very important region,” says Jouni Mähönen, Vice President, Screening business line, Metso.

Today, Metso has approx. 730 employees working in production, sales, and field service in Mexico.

In the same industrial area in Irapuato, Metso also has a new rubber and Poly-Met media factory. Construction of a new polymer filter plate factory will be finalized during 2024, and the factory will be operational in early 2025.

Metso's screen offering consists of banana screens, horizontal screens, inclined screens, mobile screens, portable screens, and ultrafine screens. With screening media solutions that range from rubber and polyurethane to classic wire, Metso offers versatile screening media systems for a wide range of screening applications. Discover more about Metso’s screening offering on our website.

Further information, please contact:

Eduardo Freire, Vice President, West Region, Screening business line, Tel +55 159 970 996 55, email eduardo.freire(at)

Alfredo Monreal, Vice President, Sales and Service, Mexico and CAM, Tel. +52 818 396 5302, email: alfredo.monreal(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.,