Metso Corporation : Metso expands its service center in Tianjin, China, to bring fabrics production closer to customers

  Metso Corporation : Metso expands its service center in Tianjin, China, to
                 bring fabrics production closer to customers

Metso Corporation's press release on May 8, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. local time

Metso has opened an extension to its Tianjin service center that manufactures
forming, dryer and filter fabrics mainly for the Chinese and Asia-Pacific
market. The Tianjin service center, located in the city of Tianjin, China,
started with 45 employees in 2008 and today it employs 200 service
professionals. An inauguration ceremony of the extension of the center was
held in Tianjin on May 8, 2013.

A new heat setting machine for fabrics manufacture and an expansion of
laboratory facilities were included in the extension. Metso has in addition
concentrated all fabrics production to Tianjin by moving its Shanghai filter
fabrics operations to Tianjin. "This extension is in line with Metso's
strategy for services growth and brings fabrics production closer to customers
in Asia", says Jukka Tiitinen, President, Services business line, Pulp, Paper
and Power, Metso.

Strengthening local services is a vital part of Metso's continuing commitment
to the pulp, paper and power industries. Metso currently has a network of 100
service locations serving these industries around the world and has steadily
increased its local presence in China, where the company has been present for
80 years.

Metso's pulp, paper and power professionals specialize in processes,
machinery, equipment, services, paper machine clothing and filter fabrics. Our
offering and experience cover the entire process life cycle including new
production lines, rebuilds and services.

www.metso.com/pulpandpaper, www.metso.com/power,  
www.twitter.com/MetsoPulpPaper

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

For further information, please contact:
Jukka Tiitinen, President, Services business line, Pulp, Paper and Power,
Metso, tel. +1 404 433 0937 or +358 40 740 6178

Reima Kerttula, Vice President, Fabrics business unit, Services business line,
Pulp, Paper and Power, Metso, tel. +358 40 064 8458

Xiaolei Cheng, General Manager, Tianjin service center, Services business
line, Pulp, Paper and Power, Metso, tel. +86 136 5163 7651

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