Metso strengthens its Automation service capabilities in Thailand

Metso strengthens its Automation service capabilities in Thailand 
HELSINKI, FINLAND -- (Marketwire) -- 02/11/13 --  
Metso Corporation's press release on February 11, 2013 at 11:00
a.m. local time 
Metso has opened a new Automation service center in Ratchaburi,
Thailand. The
service center supports Metso's strategy to grow its
Automation business globally and strengthens Metso's service
capabilities in Thailand. Metso has
large installed base for process
automation products and valves especially in
Thai pulp and paper
industry, with customers like Siam Cement Group (SCG) which
has a
pulp mill and several paper mills in the area. SCG is also a big
for Metso's Pulp, Paper and Power business. 
"Our customers like Siam Cement Group demand faster service response
times and
want us to increase our service scope. The new service
center supports strongly
our Automation business in Thailand", says
Henry Chong, Regional Sales Director
for South East Asia, Automation,
The new Automation service center is located in Banpong, Ratchaburi
80 kilometers east from Bangkok in close vicinity to two of the major
Siam Cement
Group complexes, Wangsala and Banpong. The new facility
includes modern training
and testing facilities, a valve repair shop
and a storage facility for spare
This investment is in line with Metso's long-term strategy to
globally expand
its local presence and to grow the scope of the
services offered to customers
across different industry segments.
Last Spring, Automation business opened a
valve supply and service
center in Vadodara, India. At the beginning of this
year, the company
announced acquisition of U.S. software company ExperTune
ExperTune's products are widely used as software tools to
analyze and monitor
the performance of industrial processes and to
identify the associated maintenance and improvement opportunities. 
The Automation segment's process automation and flow control
solutions meet the
growing needs of Metso's customer industries to
improve production process efficiency as raw materials and energy
sources become scarcer and their costs
increase. Our global network
of service experts delivers business solutions to
our customers that
improve their productivity, lower risks and optimize costs., 
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 deliver sustainability and profitability to customers
worldwide. Expect results. , 
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For further information, please contact: 
Henry Chong
Regional Sales Director for South East Asia, Automation
tel. +65 9159 1558
e-mail: henry.chong (at) 
Hannu Yrjola
Country Manager, Thailand, Automation
tel. +66 81 7541 286
e-mail: hannu.yrjola(at)
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