The investment supports the company's strategy to grow its service capabilities globally.
The 1,700 square meter facility comprises a valve service center, Metso sales office and training facilities. The center is ideally located in the Gothenburg area close to the pulp & paper and oil & gas customers situated on the west coast of Sweden. It will also play a key role in supporting Södra Cell's Värö pulp mill expansion project.
With deep valve industry and process knowledge, Metso's skilled professionals service products using Metso original spare parts and service procedures. For customers, this new service center will ensure the same quality and warranty for the reconditioned products as Metso offers for new products. Services are performed according to Metso quality, safety and environmental procedures, which are ISO 9000 certified.
"Metso is continuously improving its service capability and scope of offering to help our customers ensure outstanding long-term process performance with high reliability and safety. The new service center in the Gothenburg area strengthens Metso's position to stage, test and service large numbers of valves to meet our customers' high-volume, fast-turnaround repair and service needs during scheduled plant shutdowns," says Tom Adolfsson, Sales and Service Director, Sweden, Flow Control, Metso.
Metso's flow control services are available through more than 40 service centers worldwide. Services are provided for Metso and third-party field devices, including valves, actuators, smart devices and pumps. In addition, the service centers provide spare parts, field support and diagnostic services as well as training programs. Building on these technical services, Metso offers business solutions, such as Intelligent Shutdown, Intelligent Maintenance, Device Management and Control Performance, to optimize maintenance, reliability and production efficiency.
Leading flow control offering and service solutions
Metso's valve technology centers and valve production facilities are located in Finland, the United States, Germany, China, South Korea, India and Brazil.
Metso has solid experience in delivering engineered performance and reliability to the oil and gas, pulp and paper, and power customers through its leading product brands - Neles®, Jamesbury® and Mapag® - and has delivered millions of control valves and on-off valves globally over the last 90 years. Metso's extensive Neles® control valve offering also includes standard and severe service globe valves, which offer reliability to most critical processes and operate at extreme pressures and temperatures. Additionally, Metso has become the leading supplier of intelligent valve controllers.
Metso (metso.com) is the world's leading industrial company in the mining and aggregates industries and in the flow control business. Our knowledge, people and solutions help drive sustainable improvements in performance and profitability in our customers' businesses.
Metso has an uncompromising attitude towards safety. Our products range from mining and construction equipment and systems to industrial valves and controls. Our solutions are delivered and supported by decades of process knowledge and a broad scope of services backed by a global footprint of over 90 service centers, thousands of service employees, and an extensive logistics network.
Metso is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, Finland. In 2014, Metso's net sales totaled EUR 3.7 billion. Metso employs approximately 13,000 industry experts in more than 50 countries. Expect results.
Tom Adolfsson, Director, Sales and Services Flow Control, Sweden, T: +46 731 4890 - E: tom.adolfsson[.]metso.com.
Anne Rantanen, Director, Global Communications, Metso Corporation, T: +358 20 484 2253 - E: anne.rantanen[.]metso.com.