As part of its global expansion plan for its industry-leading services center network, Metso announced plans to build a state-of-the-art service and repair facility in Mesa, Ariz. The new facility will be integrated with existing Metso operations in the area and is expected to be operational during the fourth quarter of 2014.
The 31,000 sq.-ft., state-of-the-art facility has been designed around the installed equipment base in the region and the customers' needs, which include service and repairs to large-scale grinding mills, crushers and screens.
“This is one more step in our global strategy to continue to bring service closer to our customers,” said Randall Reisinger, senior vice president, engineered services solutions, services business line, mining and construction, Metso. “Metso has been delivering great service in the region for many years, and now the team will expand the offering to develop solutions more effectively and much faster. The service center will also support our customers in the northern part of Mexico.”
The building and personnel will accommodate a wide variety of mining and construction services and advanced repairs, as well as direct on-site repair and field service. Design features of the new building include a large service area that will house two 60-ton bridge cranes, welding and machining bays, and offices for the Metso Services team members. “It's about making an investment in our future, but also in our customers’ future,” added Reisinger.
When complete, the center will be added to a growing list of Metso service centers around the world on six continents. Metso currently operates more than 50 services centers in locations such as Perth, Australia; Sorocaba, Brazil; Antofagasta, Chile; Tampere, Finland; Macon, France; Vereeniging, South Africa; Faridabad, India; Surabaya, Indonesia; and Phoenix in the United States. New centers are also in the process of being built in Cananea, Mexico; Arequipa, Peru and Labrador City in Canada early 2014.