Metso takes strong services foothold in Chile's mining cluster

Metso takes strong services foothold in Chile's mining cluster 
HELSINKI, FINLAND -- (Marketwire) -- 03/28/13 --  
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.
www.metso.com/miningandconstruction 
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. www.metso.com, www.twitter.com/metsogroup 
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For further information, please contact:
Eduardo Nilo
Service Manager, Chile, Mining and Construction
Metso
tel +56 2 370200