Production of track-mounted crushing and screening equipment set to increase by 35%
METSO have expanded their capacity to produce track-mounted crushing and screening equipment in Alwar, India, by 35% with the official opening of new manufacturing facilities. The opening took place today [19 September 2023], with production ramp-up to full capacity continuing until the end of the year.
The Alwar factory, which first opened in 2008 and has become one of Metso’s biggest manufacturing sites, is now approximately 340,000m2 in size and employs around 1,300 people in total.
The new facilities showcase the most modern manufacturing practices, hosting several sustainability-driven functions such as automated warehousing, automated assembly lines, modern painting lines, and 13,000 solar panels for increased energy production. Solar energy now accounts for 85% of Alwar’s total power generation, which is the maximum permitted under state government guidelines.
‘With the increased manufacturing capacity, Alwar becomes the major Metso site for increased domestic business in India and exports to Metso customers globally,’ said Markku Simula, president of Metso’s Aggregates business area. ‘Additionally, significant investment has been made in engineering and R&D resources, making it one of our key global engineering hubs.’
The Alwar factory will facilitate the manufacturing of several Metso Group brands. In addition to Metso Lokotrack equipment, the increased capacity will be used for the manufacturing of McCloskey and Tesab mobile equipment. At the same site, Metso also produce wear parts and pumps for the aggregates and mining industries.