Press release November 13, 2013 03:00:00 PM CET

Metso strengthens its full scope comminution services offering by acquiring Spanish grinding media supplier Sabo

Metso Corporation's press release on November 13, 2013 at 3.00 p.m. local time

Metso has completed the acquisition of the Spanish grinding media supplier Santa Ana de Bolueta SA (Sabo). The acquisition will complement Metso's current comminution wear parts offering for mining customers. The value of the acquisition will not be disclosed.

 "Metso is the global market leader in performance based services for the global mining industry, and our aim is to continuously strengthen our services offering and footprint. Sabo is a reputable and well-known grinding media provider with an excellent know-how, and the acquisition fits perfectly into our strategy - through this acquisition we will become a full comminution services partner for our customers", says João Ney Colagrossi, President, Services business line, Mining and Construction, Metso.

"By adding grinding media expertise to our portfolio, we gain a better overall control of mill performance. We can offer comprehensive value adding services packages that materially improve the productivity of our customers' processes and their overall performance. We will utilize Sabo's know-how when we develop our global services strategy further during the coming years", he adds.

Grinding media is used inside grinding mills to improve the efficiency of the grinding process. Sabo's offering covers grinding media for SAG, ball mill and VertimillTM grinding applications as well as bars for rod mills. These are available in different diameters and materials to guarantee the best performance for the mineral to be processed.

Founded in 1841, Santa Ana de Bolueta SA (Sabo) is a privately owned grinding media supplier. Sabo has some 40 employees in two locations in Spain. Sabo's net sales in 2012 were some EUR 40 million.

Metso's mining and construction professionals specialize in always bringing the right technology, processes, machinery and services to our customers in the aggregates production, construction, mining and minerals processing and in metal and waste recycling. Expect results.

Metso is a global supplier of technology and services to customers in the process industries, including mining, construction, pulp and paper, power, and oil and gas. Our 30,000 professionals based in over 50 countries contribute to sustainability and profitability to customers worldwide. Metso's shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.,

For further information, please contact:
João Ney Colagrossi, President, Services business line, Mining and Construction, Metso, tel. +55 15 2102 1301, e-mail: joao.colagrossi(at)

Rodrigo Gouveia, SVP, Comminution Wears Solutions, Services business line, Mining and Construction, Metso, tel +1 717 849 7176, e-mail: rodrigo.gouveia(at)

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