Press release August 31, 2017 12:00:00 PM CET

Metso delivered the 500th Lokotrack sold to Germany for Andres Erdarbeiten GmbH at Steinexpo

Metso delivered the 500th Lokotrack sold to Germany for Andres Erdarbeiten GmbH at Steinexpo

Metso Corporation press release on August 31, 2017 at 12:00 a.m. EEST

Metso reached another significant milestone in Lokotrack sales by delivering today the 500th unit sold to Germany at Steinexpo, the biggest quarry exhibition in Europe.  The LT120 jaw plant was received by Andres Erdarbeiten GmbH, a family-owned crushing, screening and recycling contractor. Globally, Metso has sold over 7,000 Lokotracks.

"Metso's German customers were interested in the mobile, track-mounted Lokotrack crushing plant concept right away after the commercial production started in the Tampere works, Finland in 1985. In Germany, customers noticed quickly that the track-mounted units are more economical while the crusher could be moved to the rocks," comments the sales success Hugo van Benthem, Metso's Distribution Manager in Germany.

The first Lokotrack deliveries to Germany in late 1980's included often two-stage plants for crushing and screening in hard rock quarries. A typical combination was a tracked LT100 jaw and LT1100 cone plant. A German company ABAG purchased these units over 30 years ago, and are still running the same crushers, which proves something of the longevity of the Lokotrack range.

"Today, Metso's Lokotracks used in Germany cover well all customer segments, from light, easy-to-transport contracting and recycling plants to sturdy, high-capacity mobile quarrying crushers. Our German customers like also Metso's in-the-pit primary crushing concept with jaw plant connected to a mobile conveyor system," explains Joachim Höft, Metso's Sales Manager in Germany.

Caption: Lokotrack cone plant LT1100, equipped with a screen, has been historically one of the most popular models in Germany. This unit was crushing in a quarry near Osnabrück around the year 2001.

A family company with long experience of Lokotracks

Andres Erdarbeiten GmbH is a family owned company with Diethardt Andres as the owner and Managing director. Based in Mendig, Rheinland-Pfalz, the company was founded in 1993 and deploys activities in quarrying, contract crushing, recycling, transport, soil handling and processing. The company has successfully operated Lokotrack LT105 jaw and LT200HP cone plants for over a decade in varying applications from tough basalt through to recycling of mixed demolition waste. Besides for crushing for building materials, Andres Erdarbeiten's stone saw plant processes the top-quality basalt to accurately pre-programmed dimensions for stairways, kitchen tops and decorative applications.

Caption: The 500th Lokotrack to Germany, a LT120 jaw plant with a folding discharge conveyor, was handed out to a German customer Andres Erdarbeiten during Steinexpo.

Sales through Metso and two experienced distributors

Lokotrack branded crushing and screening plants and mobile screens are sold in Germany by Metso Germany (quarry units) and two experienced distributors, Fischer Jung and HSB (contractor units). "Good reputation, reliability using first-class components, high crushing and screening efficiency and excellent resale value are the backbones for our successful Lokotrack sales in Germany. On top, we are offering our customers with responsive, wide ranging service," comments Thorsten Plew, Managing Director of Fischer Jung GmbH.    

Metso is a world-leading industrial company serving the mining, aggregates, recycling, oil, gas, pulp, paper and process industries. We help our customers improve their operational efficiency, reduce risks and increase profitability by using our unique knowledge, experienced people and innovative solutions to build new, sustainable ways of growing together.

Our products range from mining and aggregates processing equipment and systems, to industrial valves and controls. Our customers are supported by a broad scope of services and a global network of over 80 service centers and about 6,000 service professionals. Metso has an uncompromising attitude towards safety.

Metso is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki in Finland and had sales of about EUR 2.6 billion in 2016. Metso employs over 11,000 people in more than 50 countries. Expect results., 

For further information, please contact:

Joachim Höft, Sales Manager, Metso Germany GmbH, Tel. + 49 174 349 4429 Email:

Thorsten Plew, Managing Director, Fischer Jung GmbH, Tel. +49 1723710722, Email

Ralph Phlippen, Sales Manager, Fischer Jung GmbH, Tel.+491621368343, Email 

Helena Marjaranta, Vice President, Global Communications, Metso Corporation, Tel. +358 20 484 3212, Email:

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