Metso strengthens valve and field device services in Germany by opening a new Service Center in Leuna

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HELSINKI, Finland, May 15, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Metso has opened a new service center in eastern Germany, in the Leuna industrial area. The new service center supports the company's strategy to grow its valve and field device service business globally and strengthens Metso's service capabilities within the German region for major petrochemical, energy, oil & gas and pulp & paper companies.

Metso is continuously investing in its service and production capabilities globally in order to deliver customers secured plant availability while optimizing total maintenance costs. Metso has over 55 automation service hubs, 36 valve and field device Service Centers and over 1,000 service professionals serving automation customers around the world.

"Metso's services portfolio focuses on three main areas: solving technical and process issues, improving business performance, and managing a business area. Our maintenance services range from the servicing of individual Metso valves all the way to maintenance and device management solutions for complete plants. We use intelligent solutions to service valves and other field devices from Metso or other manufacturers,'' explains Mikko Keto, President, Services, Automation, Metso.

"The new service center in Germany is in line with our strategy to continuously strengthen our global network of Service Centers and service experts so that we are close to our customers to best support their business needs,'' he continues.

Leading valve technology

Metso's services business is backed by Metso's market-leading valve solutions, which include control valves, automated on/off and emergency shutdown valves, as well as intelligent valve controllers  and condition monitoring. Metso's world-leading brands include Neles®, Jamesbury® and Mapag®.

The company is currently building a new Neles globe valve technology center in South Korea. Metso's other valve technology and supply centers are located in Finland, USA, China, Germany and Brazil.

Metso's automation solutions are designed to maximize the profitability of our customers' businesses by improving their production performance and their cost, material and energy efficiency. Our extensive range of flow control and process automation solutions and services is supported by a worldwide network of automation experts. The Automation business' biggest customer industries are oil & gas, and pulp and paper. We also have a strong growth focus in mining and construction and power generation.
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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:

Markus Premier, Service Manager, Flow Control, Automation, Metso, e-mail: markus.premier(at)metso.com, tel. +49 (0) 214 20670 or mobile. +49 (0) 172 8340 580

Ingo Leufgen, Country Director, Automation, Metso, e-mail: ingo.leufgen(at)metso.com, tel. +49 (0) 214 20670 or mobile +49 (0) 172 845 5872

Metso's automation services in Germany http://www.metso.com/Automation/info.nsf/WebWID/WTB-140221-2256F-1F696

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