Metso Outotec appoint Duo Group as UK distributor
Distribution agreement will see both companies co-operate to provide aggregates solutions in the UK
METSO Outotec have appointed Duo Group Ltd as a distributor for Metso Outotec’s aggregates solutions in the UK. The distribution agreement, which will come into effect in September 2021, covers the current aggregate business serviced directly by Metso Outotec.
This encompasses aggregate processing solutions – including crushers and vibrating equipment, crusher wear parts and spare parts – as well as commissioning, service contracts and technical support for aggregate quarries in England, Scotland, and Wales.
Duo Group, who operate out of six locations with more than 200 employees, provide the aggregate, recycling, and material handling industries with comprehensive packages of complete processing solutions, including equipment, civil engineering, manufacturing, and contract processing.
‘We are very pleased to announce this partnership with Duo,’ said Olli-Pekka Oksanen, senior vice-president of the distribution management office at Metso Outotec. ‘The partnership expands our distribution model to include the larger aggregates quarrying customers in the UK.
‘With Duo’s local presence and world-class know-how, we will improve our ability to offer more comprehensive solutions and aftermarket support with the agility and responsiveness appreciated by the quarrying customers.’
Martin McWilliams, managing director of Duo Group, said: ‘The partnership with Metso Outotec will set us apart from the competition. We are excited to add Metso Outotec aggregates solutions to our offerings on both our own contract processing plants and to our customers.
‘Thanks to this deal, Duo become the only UK company in the extractive, construction, energy, and waste sectors that can both provide end-to-end design and build, but also supply the equipment from a world-leading supplier. We believe that this will enable us to increase our sales, expand customer relations and more efficiently meet our customer demands in the aggregate industry in particular.’
Commenting on the co-operation, Adrian Wood, vice-president of capital business and support in the distribution management office at Metso Outotec, added: ‘Our target was to find a partner to better serve our traditional customers by holding both equipment and local inventories with an increased service capability.
‘When the initial discussions with Duo began it was very clear they could offer even more than this through their turnkey business model. We are truly excited about the potential this partnership brings and are looking forward to bringing to our customers a world-class and wide-ranging service offering.
‘We believe this, combined with the continuation of the partnership with the current distributors Garriock Bros, and the mining, pump, and industrial customers served directly by Metso Outotec, is the best way to reach the targeted level of service.’