Metso strengthen their bulk material handling service capabilities with Australian acquisition
METSO have signed an agreement to acquire Brouwer Engineering, a privately owned Australian company specializing in automation, control systems, and electrical solutions for bulk material handling solutions.
Combining Metso’s extensive experience in bulk material handling equipment and service offerings with Brouwer Engineering’s electrical and control system capabilities will further strengthen Metso’s ability to provide a more comprehensive range of solutions to customers. Additionally, the acquisition will strengthen Metso’s bulk material handling services business in Australia, with potential to expand these capabilities globally.
‘This acquisition is an important step toward Metso Services’ ambition to strengthen our automation and control capabilities,’ said Sami Takaluoma, president of Metso’s Services business area. ‘Brouwer’s expertise complements Metso’s capabilities in large mechanical upgrade projects. Together, we will offer comprehensive service packages for bulk material handling equipment upgrades and ensure fast commissioning. We are delighted to welcome our new colleagues to Metso, and we look forward to starting a journey of collaboration to become our industry’s preferred services provider.’
Brouwer Engineering have extensive design and development experience with all key software and hardware platforms, delivering fit-for-purpose end-to-end solutions using all major PLC, SCADA, and HMI platforms.
‘We are excited about the acquisition and the opportunities it will bring,’ said Hu Sciberras, managing director of Brouwer Engineering. ‘The acquisition is a great opportunity for our employees to leverage their technical expertise and as a part of Metso, our offering can be scaled up globally.’
The acquisition, for an undisclosed sum, is expected to be completed during August 2023.