After completing the investment in 2015, the company’s global rubber mill linings production capacity at the existing wear part manufacturing plants will increase by 30%.
The investment, totalling approximately €10 million, will be completed in two phases. The first set of presses is scheduled to be in operation by the end of 2013, and includes the installation of presses in Chile, Sweden, Canada, Mexico and Peru. Decisions for the second phase will be done based on the demand outlook in early 2013 and implemented in 2014-2015. Metso currently has wear part manufacturing units on six continents.
"This investment is in line with our strategic plans to strengthen our offerings in services business and expand the mill linings availability to meet the growing demand”, says João Ney Colagrossi, president, Services Business Line, Metso’s Mining and Construction segment.
“We are committed to on-time delivery of parts to our customers. Logistical agility is only assured if our operations are located close enough to the customer sites”, says Rodrigo Gouveia, senior vice president, Services Business Line, Metso’s Mining and Construction segment.
The growing population of large grinding mills and the high utilisation rates of the existing mills are driving the demand for large, high-quality grinding wear parts. Using large sized liner assemblies reduces the number of pieces to be handled and shortens the duration of the maintenance shutdown.
“Metso has developed mill lining solutions, which combine rubber and a variety of steel elements to optimize the weight, wear life and ease of installation of liner systems. With our state-of-the-art technology, we are able to help our customers to maximize the productivity of their operations utilising the best selection of materials for each application,” adds Gouveia.