Metso building new valve factory in Finland

  • June 07, 2010
  • Metso Automation
  • News
June 7, 2010 - The Finnish production of Metso’s engineered valves and personnel in automation and power generation in the Helsinki region, all together 800 people, will move to new factory and to adjoined office building at the beginning of 2011. Last Autumn, Metso announced the decision to invest in new facility for engineered valves production in Finland. Metso’s engineered valves factory has operated in Helsinki nearly 50 years. Pasi Laine, President, Energy and Environmental Technology, says that in Finland Metso has strong know-how in product development and manufacturing in engineered valves intended for demanding applications, for example in oil and gas industries and in power generation. "The new facility will enable us to bring more efficiency to the production process for these technologically advanced products and will improve the prerequisites for further developing quality and delivery capability.""In Metso’s power generation solutions, for example in biomass power plants, our automation know-how and valves are in key role. So it is natural that these professionals work under same roof in the future," he continues. The new facility is continuation in the line of investment decisions to develop Metso’s services globally. Just recently Metso’s new technology center was inaugurated in Shanghai. "These are positive messages to our personnel and to our customers: We are constantly improving our service level to our partners in oil, gas, process and pulp and paper industries," Pasi Laine comments.The builder of the new Vantaa factory is Sponda Plc, real estate investment company. Metso will lease about 23,000 m2 of production facilities under a long-term agreement with Sponda which is also leasing to Metso some 12,000 square metres of office and warehouse premises in the office building next to the new building. Metso is a global supplier of sustainable technology and services for mining, construction, power generation, automation, recycling and the pulp and paper industries. We have about 27,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Learn More

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