Metso has appointed Kureha Elastomer Company Ltd to its Aggregates Distributor Community in Japan.
Kureha Elastomer Company will focus on offering Metso’s Screening Media, Wear Lining and Conveyor Accessories for the aggregates industry in Japan.
Established in 1943, Kureha has strong experience in manufacturing and selling synthetic solutions for various industries. With its head office in Osaka, the company has 300 employees and sales branches in Tokyo, Nagoya and Kuyshu. In addition, it operates two rubber plants in the cities of Tsu and Kameyama.
“Metso is happy to partner with an esteemed distributor that shares our values of quality and customer service,” said Claes Edin, director, consumables distribution, Metso. “Kureha Elastomer’s strong experience and capabilities make them a valued addition to our community.”
Shinji Noda, managing director of Kureha, commented: “At Kureha, we are committed offering the highest quality solutions and services to our customers. Adding the Metso brand to our portfolio continues this tradition and complements our offering for the aggregates and construction industry.”
Metso serves the Japanese aggregates and construction market through its distributors. Japan’s yearly output of aggregate material is around 400 Mt. With Japan hosting the Olympic Games 2020 in Tokyo and the World Expo 2025 in Osaka, significant investment in various infrastructure projects are anticipated.