An expansion project at the Metso Park production facility at Alwar in India has been completed.
Metso said that the expansion allows it is address the growing demand for crushing and screening solutions in the Indian market, as well as improving the availability of products for export operations to Asia.
The Finnish firm has reported strong global demand for its aggregates crushing and screening equipment, and India is one of the fastest growing markets in this area of business.
Metso Park is among Metso’s key global production sites, delivering a wide range of equipment and a variety of service products for the aggregates, mining and process industries. This latest investment increases its crushing and screening plant production capacity in India by 40%.
Metso launched operations in India in 1992, and has since been developing a strong presence in the market. In 2018, the company announced a new foundry project in Vadodara to increase metallic wear castings capacity, and it acquired a valve automation division of Rotex Manufacturers and Engineers Private Ltd.
In India today, the company has more than 1200 employees in seven regional offices, five production units and foundries, and an extensive service and distribution centre network across the country.
“India has made rapid leaps in technology, and customers there are now demanding more and better solutions. The biggest stride of all is the shift from a price-sensitive market to a value-sensitive market. The Indian customers are technology-savvy and have strong entrepreneurial abilities,” said Pekka Vauramo, Metso’s president and CEO.
“We at Metso are committed to developing our capabilities to better meet our customers’ needs in the changing business environment.”