Finnish PM

Finnish prime minister opens
new Metso headquarters in
South Africa

Finland’s prime minister, Matti Vanhanen, officially opened Metso’s new 3,600 m², environmentally friendly, headquarters on the 17th of March 2010.

Jorma Eloranta, CEO of the Metso corporation, said during the official address, “This distinctive structure represents Metso’s confidence in the Southern African market.” The investment forms part of Metso’s strategy to remain in close proximity to its customer operations.

The company has also opened a new service facility in Rustenburg that is focused on repairing the local mining houses’ pumps, minimising downtime. This adds to the company’s Vereeniging factory which focuses on manufacturing and refurbishing equipment, and a newly-structured service hub commissioned to focus on specialised services such as life cycle services which will offer customers the option of a rand-per-tonne model; process technology and innovation to improve throughput at existing plants; and performance contractual services.