Metso Outotec Corporation’s press release on September 28, 2020. Metso Outotec’s new manufacturing site in the region of Šiauliai (Šiauliai län) in northern Lithuania has started its operations. The new plant further strengthens the company’s capability to produce high-quality rubber and poly-met wear parts for its mining customers. The investment was announced in March 2020.
“Our target is to continuously develop our global operations to ensure a competitive footprint and reliable deliveries for our customers globally. I am very pleased that the ramp-up of the new factory in Lithuania has been now completed by a very competent team. First products have been successfully sent to our customers,” says Sami Takaluoma, President, Consumables business at Metso Outotec.
The factory utilizes fossil-free and renewable electricity in its products and processes have been optimized for each customer segment. The location of the factory in Lithuania was decided based on a careful analysis of the proximity from current customers in Europe and Russia and with logistical connections to the Middle East and Africa regions. With access to many logistics options, customers will also benefit from improved delivery and warehousing capabilities.
The factory will employ 80 people by the end of 2020. Metso Outotec operates currently 11 factories manufacturing synthetic solutions globally.
In October 2019, the company opened a new Business Services centre in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. Currently, the centre employs about 100 experts. The centre offers services related to finance operations and customer logistics. The scope of the centre is growing and will cover new areas in the future.
About the company
Metso Outotec is a frontrunner in sustainable technologies, end-to-end solutions and services for the aggregates, minerals processing, metals refining and recycling industries globally. By improving our customers’ energy and water efficiency, increasing their productivity, and reducing environmental risks with our product and process expertise, we are the partner for positive change.
Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, Metso Outotec employs over 15,000 people in more than 50 countries and its illustrative combined sales for 2019 were about EUR 4.2 billion. The company is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.
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