Press release April 29, 2019 10:00:00 AM CET

Metso to deliver two Metso Truck Bodies to Boliden's Aitik mine in Sweden

Metso to deliver two Metso Truck Bodies to Boliden's Aitik mine in Sweden

Metso Corporation's press release on April 29, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. EEST

Metso has won an order to deliver two Metso Truck Bodies to Boliden's Aitik mine in Gällivare, Sweden. In addition, Metso will supply rubber truck bed lining for five more haul trucks.

Boliden has been using Metso's rubber truck bed lining on half of their haul trucks for several years because of its numerous benefits in terms of working environment and maintenance. Boliden's recent decision to invest in the new, complete solution, Metso Truck Body, will help Aitik mine maximize the performance of its fleet.

Metso Truck Body is a hybrid truck body that combines the benefits of rubber truck bed lining and high structural strength steel. The elastic rubber absorbs the energy of every impact, allowing for a lighter steel structure. Thanks to this, the body can absorb maximum shock at the lowest possible weight. The low weight means that more payload can be hauled per round, while the rubber lining reduces the need for maintenance. The result is lower overall operating costs.

"Metso and Boliden have been working together for several years to find solutions to improve the efficiency, convenience and working environment of the hauling process at Aitik. The introduction of the Metso Truck Body is another milestone on this journey. It is the most cost-effective haul truck body available, because it lowers a mine's hauling expenses in two ways: by reducing maintenance and by maximizing the amount of ore a truck can carry," says Lars-Erik Bergman, sales manager, Northern Sweden, Metso.

The Metso Truck Bodies will be installed on two of Aitik's 290+ tonne payload class trucks. The Metso bodies weigh 20% less than OEM bodies and can fit 11 tonnes more ore.

The order was booked in Metso's Q1 2019 orders received, and the delivery is scheduled to take place in September.

Metso is a world-leading industrial company offering equipment and services for the sustainable processing and flow of natural resources in the mining, aggregates, recycling and process industries. With our unique knowledge and innovative solutions, we help our customers improve their operational efficiency, reduce risks and increase profitability. Metso is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki in Finland and had sales of about 3.2 billion in 2018. Metso employs over 13,000 people in more than 50 countries.

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For further information, please contact:
Lars-Erik Bergman, Sales Manager North, Nordics market area, Metso Sweden, Tel. +46 703135411, E-mail:  lars-erik.bergman@metso.com

Helena Marjaranta, Vice President, Communications and Stakeholder Relations, Metso Corporation, Tel. +358 20 484 3212, Email: helena.marjaranta@metso.com

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