HELSINKI, Finland, April 9, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Metso continues to expand its industry-leading global service center network by opening mining service centers in Peru and Mexico. The investments, worth in total EUR 6 million, are 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 50 service centers around the world. A new center is also in the process of being built in Mesa, Arizona, United States and in Labrador City in Canada.
Above EUR 20 billion investments in mining projects within next 5 years will boost demand for Metso's mining services in Peru
The new service center, which will open in Peru's Arequipa in April, strengthens Metso's already solid position in South America and provides access and direct contact with the biggest mining companies in the area.
"The estimated investment in mining projects, for the next five years (2014 - 2018), will be of more than EUR 20 billion. The development of the copper belt in southern Peru, with the new operations such as: Antapaccay, Las Bambas, Constancia, Cerro Verde II, Quellaveco, Toromocho, among others, will boost the demand for Metso's mining services in the region", says Aldo Cermenati, SVP, Pacific Rim market area, Mining and Construction, Metso.
The new facility is located in Rio Seco Industrial Estate in Arequipa city, southern Peru. 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 soon to be opened center will also function as an essential South American distribution center for Metso's services and products.
Metso's new service center Arequipa, Peru will strengthen Metso's already solid position in South America and provides access and direct contact with the biggest mining companies in the area.
Cananea service center supports Grupo México's Buenavista del Cobre mine and other mining operations in the Northwestern part of Mexico
"We were on site with 180 technicians to help Grupo México restart operations at Buenavista del Cobre in 2010," explains Leif Lindholm, VP, Mexico and Central America market area, Mining and Construction, Metso. "Following the delivery of our comminution equipment for the new Buenavista plant, we decided to implement our service center model in order to offer our best service for Grupo México. We are 100% integrated with their workers and we aim to grow together."
The service center which was opened in February in Cananea city, in the Northwestern part of Mexico, will also allow our people in the area to cover all the mines in the north west of Mexico including Baja California state and Peñoles' Milpillas copper mine further to the north.
The service center will function as a repair and assembly center and provide specialist technical support. Our service offerings in Mexico will also include everything from normal repair jobs and installations of equipment's to service contracts that can include operation of the whole or part of the plant on a cost-per-ton basis.
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. www.metso.com/miningandconstruction
Metso is a leading process performance provider, with customers in the mining, construction, and oil & gas industries. Our focus is on the continuous development of intelligent solutions that improve sustainability and profitability. Metso's shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd. Metso employs around 16,000 professionals in 50 countries. Expect results.
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For further information, please contact:
João Ney Colagrossi, President, Mining and Construction, Metso, tel: +55 (15) 9974 10134; e-mail: joao.colagrossi(at)metso.com
Randall R. Reisinger, SVP, Service Operational Hubs, Services Business Line, Mining and Constuction, Metso, phone: +1 717 495 0511, email: randy.reisinger(at)metso.com
Leif Lindholm, VP, Mexico market area, Mining and Construction, Metso, phone: +521 462 621 1523, email: leif.lindholm(at)metso.com
Aldo Cermenati, SVP, Pacific Rim market area, Mining and Construction, Metso, phone: +56 2 370 2022, email: aldo.cermenati(at)metso.com
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