Metso increase production capacity in India
Expansion of manufacturing capabilities in Alwar to meet growing market demand for aggregates equipment
METSO are addressing the growing demand for crushing and screening plants in the Indian market by expanding their production capabilities in Alwar. This latest investment will increase the company’s crushing and screening plant production capacity in India by 35%.
By increasing capacity of the Metso Park factory in Alwar, Metso will improve the availability of their aggregate products in India as well as for export operations to Asia. The expansion will be completed by the end of 2018.
‘Demand for aggregates crushing and screening equipment has been very strong, and India, with its rapidly developing infrastructure, is one of the fastest-growing markets in aggregates,’ said Markku Simula, president of the Aggregates Equipment business area at Metso. ‘With this investment, we want to ensure that we can meet our customers’ growing needs both in terms of capacity as well as range of products available.’
The Metso Park production facility started operations in 2012. Today it is one of the largest of Metso’s global production sites, delivering a wide range of aggregates equipment as well as equipment for the mining and process industries, and a variety of service products.
‘There is large-scale investment in road and commercial aggregate in India: during the next couple of years, for example, the road sector aims to increase road building to more than 40km a day,’ said Kamal Pahuja, vice-president of Metso India. ‘In addition, the demand for ballast required for railway projects is increasing, as well as the need for manufactured sand and classification of sand. Metso are supplying aggregate equipment and solutions for many of these megaprojects.’
Metso first launched operations in India in 1992 and have since been developing a strong footprint in the market. With local headquarters in Gurgaon, Delhi, the company currently has around 850 employees in the country. Alongside the Alwar facility, Metso’s Indian aggregate sector capabilities are supported by a foundry in Ahmedabad, service centers in Bangalore and Faridabad, and a countrywide network of distribution centers.