Metso strengthens its Automation service capabilities in Thailand


HELSINKI, FINLAND--(Marketwire - Feb 11, 2013) -

Metso Corporation's press release on February 11, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. localtime

Metso has opened a new Automation service center in Ratchaburi, Thailand.Theservice center supports Metso's strategy to grow its Automation businessglobally and strengthens Metso's service capabilities in Thailand. Metsohaslarge installed base for process automation products and valves especiallyinThai pulp and paper industry, with customers like Siam Cement Group (SCG)whichhas a pulp mill and several paper mills in the area. SCG is also a bigcustomerfor Metso's Pulp, Paper and Power business.

"Our customers like Siam Cement Group demand faster service response timesandwant us to increase our service scope. The new service center supportsstronglyour Automation business in Thailand", says Henry Chong, Regional SalesDirectorfor South East Asia, Automation, Metso.

The new Automation service center is located in Banpong, Ratchaburi 80kilometers east from Bangkok in close vicinity to two of the major SiamCementGroup complexes, Wangsala and Banpong. The new facility includes moderntrainingand testing facilities, a valve repair shop and a storage facility forspareparts.

This investment is in line with Metso's long-term strategy to globallyexpandits local presence and to grow the scope of the services offered tocustomersacross different industry segments. Last Spring, Automation business openedavalve supply and service center in Vadodara, India. At the beginning ofthisyear, the company announced acquisition of U.S. software company ExperTuneInc.ExperTune's products are widely used as software tools to analyze andmonitorthe performance of industrial processes and to identify the associatedmaintenance and improvement opportunities.

The Automation segment's process automation and flow control solutions meetthegrowing needs of Metso's customer industries to improve production processefficiency as raw materials and energy sources become scarcer and theircostsincrease. Our global network of service experts delivers business solutionstoour customers that improve their productivity, lower risks and optimizecosts.,

Metso is a global supplier of technology and services to customers in theprocess industries, including mining, construction, pulp and paper, power,andoil and gas. Our 30,000 professionals based in over 50 countries deliversustainability and profitability to customers worldwide. Expect results. ,

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For further information, please contact:

Henry Chong
Regional Sales Director for South East Asia, Automation
tel. +65 9159 1558
e-mail: henry.chong (at)

Hannu Yrjola
Country Manager, Thailand, Automation
tel. +66 81 7541 286
e-mail: hannu.yrjola(at)

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