HELSINKI, Finland, Dec. 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As part of its global expansion plan for its industry leading services center network, Metso is proud to announce plans to build a state-of-the-art service and repair facility in Mesa, Arizona, United States. The new facility will be integrated with our existing Metso operations in the area and is expected to be operational during the fourth quarter of 2014.
The 31,000 square-foot state-of-the-art facility has been designed around the installed equipment base in the region and the customers' needs, which include service and repairs to large-scale grinding mills, crushers and screens. "This is one more step in our global strategy to continue to bring service closer to our customers," says Randall Reisinger, Senior Vice President, Engineered Services Solutions, Services business line, Mining and Construction, Metso. "Metso has been delivering great service in the region for many years, and now the team will expand the offering to develop solutions more effectively and much faster. The service center will also support our customers in the northern part of Mexico."
The building and personnel will accommodate a wide variety of mining and construction services and advanced repairs, as well as direct on-site repair and field service. Design features of the new building include a large service area that will house two 60-ton bridge cranes, welding and machining bays, and offices for the Metso Services team members. "It's about making an investment in our future, but also in our customers' future," adds Reisinger.
When complete, the center will be added to a growing list of Metso service centers around the world - on six continents. Today, Metso operates some 50 services centers in locations such as Perth, Australia; Sorocaba, Brazil; Antofagasta, Chile; Tampere, Finland; Macon, France; Vereeniging, South Africa; Faridabad, India; Surabaya, Indonesia; and Phoenix, USA. New centers are also in the process of being built in Cananea, Mexico; Arequipa, Peru and Labrador City in Canada early 2014.
Plans for the Arizona service center were recently approved by local authorities. Prior to inauguration of the new center, Metso is leasing a fully equipped service and repair center in the area, allowing service to continue until the new location is complete.
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 deliver 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)metso.com
Randall R. Reisinger, SVP, Engineered Services Solutions, Services Business Line, Mining and Constuction, Metso, phone: +1 717 495 0511, email: randy.reisinger(at)metso.com