Metso complete expansion project in India
Expansion of Alwar plant increases crushing and screening production capacity by forty per cent
ADDRESSING the growing demand for crushing and screening solutions in the Indian market, as well as improving the availability of products for export throughout Asia, Metso have completed their expansion project at the Metso Park production facility in Alwar, India.
Metso Park is one of the company’s key global production sites delivering a wide range of equipment and a variety of service products for the aggregates, mining and process industries. The latest investment has seen Metso increase their crushing and screening plant production capacity in India by 40%.
Metso launched their Indian operations in 1992 and have, since then, developed a strong footprint in the market. In 2018 the company announced a new foundry project in Vadodara, to increase its metallic wear castings capacity, and acquired the valve automation division of Rotex Manufacturers and Engineers Pvt Ltd.
Today, Metso employ more than 1,200 staff in India in seven regional offices and five production units and foundries, as well as having an extensive service and distribution centre network across the country.
‘India has made rapid leaps in technology and customers there are now demanding more and better solutions. The biggest stride of all is the shift from a price-sensitive market to a value-sensitive market,’ said Pekka Vauramo, Metso’s president and chief executive officer.
‘Indian customers are technology-savvy and have strong entrepreneurial abilities. We at Metso are committed to developing our capabilities to better meet our customers’ needs in the changing business environment.’