HELSINKI, May 16, 2014 (Press Release) -
Metso has opened a new service center in eastern Germany, in the Leuna industrial area. The new service center supports the company's strategy to grow its valve and field device service business globally and strengthens Metso's service capabilities within the German region for major petrochemical, energy, oil & gas and pulp & paper companies.
Metso is continuosly investing in its service and production capabilities globally in order to deliver customers secured plant availability while optimizing total maintenance costs. Metso has over 55 automation service hubs, 36 valve and field device Service Centers and over 1,000 service professionals serving automation customers around the world.
"Metso's services portfolio focuses on three main areas: solving technical and process issues, improving business performance, and managing a business area. Our maintenance services range from the servicing of individual Metso valves all the way to maintenance and device management solutions for complete plants. We use intelligent solutions to service valves and other field devices from Metso or other manufacturers," explains Mikko Keto, President, Services, Automation, Metso.
"The new service center in Germany is in line with our strategy to continuously strengthen our global network of Service Centers and service experts so that we are close to our customers to best support their business needs," he continues.
Leading valve technology
Metso's services business is backed by Metso's market-leading valve solutions, which include control valves, automated on/off and emergency shutdown valves, as well as intelligent valve controllers and condition monitoring. Metso's world-leading brands include Neles®, Jamesbury® and Mapag®.
The company is currently building a new Neles globe valve technology center in South Korea. Metso's other valve technology and supply centers are located in Finland, USA, China, Germany and Brazil.