Mining engineering company Metso Outotec has started operations at a new mining wear part in Lithuania.
The company’s new manufacturing plant, for which the investment was announced in March 2020, is located in the region of Šiauliai (Šiauliai län) in northern Lithuania. The new plant further strengthens the company’s capability to produce high-quality rubber and poly-met wear parts for its mining customers, Metso said in a statement.
“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,” said Sami Takaluoma, President, Consumables business at Metso Outotec.
The factory utilises fossil-free and renewable electricity in its production 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 current customer closeness in Europe and Russia, and with good logistical connections to the Middle East and Africa regions. With access to many logistics options, customers will also benefit from the 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 center in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. Currently the center employs about 100 experts. The center offers services related to finance operations and customer logistics. The scope of the center is growing and will cover new areas in the future.
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.—TradeArabia News Service