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Metso Corporation : Metso strengthens its Automation service capabilities in Thailand

 Metso Corporation : Metso strengthens its Automation service capabilities in
                                   Thailand

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
customer 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, Metso.

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 parts.

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
Inc. 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.
www.metso.com/automation, www.twitter.com/metsoautomation
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.
www.metso.com , www.twitter.com/metsogroup

For further information, please contact:

Henry Chong, Regional Sales Director for South East Asia, Automation, Metso,
tel. +65 9159 1558, e-mail: henry.chong (at) metso.com

Hannu Yrjölä, Country Manager, Thailand, Automation, Metso, tel. +66 81 7541
286, e-mail: hannu.yrjola(at)metso.com

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