2013-03-28 08:33:55 -
Metso Corporation's press release on March 28, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. local time
Metso continues to expand its industry-leading global service hub network by
opening a mining service hub in Chile. The center, opened March 27th in
Antofagasta, strengthens Metso's already solid position in South America and
allows the company to immediately respond to the requirements of its key mining
customers in the region.
"Chile is Latin America's largest and most advanced mining market and will
remain so for a long time. Strengthening local service operations is a vital
part of our continuing commitment to the country's mining industry. Long-term
service relationships create value to our customers, and we continue to invest
in infrastructure to place ourselves even closer to them. This way we are able
to offer faster service response
times as well as the services and components
they require," said Aldo Cermenati, Vice President of Services, South America,
Mining and Construction, Metso.
The new facility is located in the La Negra Industrial Estate in Antofagasta
city, northern Chile, allowing access and direct contact with the biggest mining
companies in the area. Equipped with leading-edge technology, the center
includes local engineering and production, equipment assembly and overhaul,
parts recovery, industrial equipment repair and maintenance as well as
specialist technical support.
The investment is in line with Metso's long-term strategy to strengthen its
local services presence close to its customers. Metso already serves its mining
and construction customers from over 70 service hubs around the world close to
all major mining projects. The newly-opened center will also function as an
essential South American distribution center for Metso's services and products.
To further develop its local services offering for the region's mining
customers, a service center is currently also being built in Arequipa, Peru and
in Cananea, Mexico.
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:
Eduardo Nilo, Service Manager, Chile, Mining and Construction, Metso, tel
+56 2 370200
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