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Metso Opens Research Center In Finland


Metso Minerals has opened a new research center in Tampere, which is located in southern Finland. The center includes a state-of-the-art test facility

Metso Minerals has opened a new research center in Tampere, which is located in southern Finland. The center includes a state-of-the-art test facility with a rock laboratory for analyzing rock samples. Testing routines will enable Metso Minerals to design crushing and screening processes that are a precise match for customer needs in terms of process capacity, energy efficiency, end-product characteristics and yield, the company reports. As well as enhancing Metso's research and development activities, the center will shorten new-product development lead-times. Activity will further strengthen Metso's global knowledge base in crushing and screening technology, and research and testing services.

First announced in 2006 as part of a larger expansion plan, the Metso Minerals Research Center will eventually employ 20 people. The driver behind this investment is strong global demand for efficient and environmentally sound crushing and screening solutions as well as the overall level of activity in the construction and mining markets. The new research center represents an investment totaling some EUR 3 million, the largest single investment Metso has made in research and development to date. The goal is to provide the construction and mining industries with new, efficient crushing and screening solutions.