Metso strengthens global presence and customer service for aggregates industry with 14 new distributors signed in 2017Metso Corporation's press release on December 19, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. EETMetso has strengthened its presence in the aggregates market globally with 14 new distribution agreements signed during 2017. These new agreements further expand the coverage of Metso's crushing and screening offering for the construction industry and include Texas, US, one of the main markets for mobile equipment as well as new markets Qatar, Morocco and Papua New Guinea. Several agreements were also finalized across the US and Europe. “Developing a global distribution community is one of the strategic focus areas within Metso's Aggregates business. We build strategic partnerships which, in cooperation with our product and service development teams, will shape Metso's future offering and create the best possible value for our customers”, says Markku Simula, Head of Aggregates business at Metso.Distribution model developed with best-in-class channel partnersBy partnering with top distributors, Metso improves its presence in its traditional core markets, as well as in new areas. Distributors provide support for customers both in equipment and services. Metso's global aggregates community has currently well over 100 official distributors. “We are constantly looking for new, best-in-class channel partners as well as developing the performance of our existing community. We are particularly interested in joining forces with distributors who are eager to develop further their service capabilities”, says Adrian Wood, Head of Global Aggregates Distribution at Metso.Metso is a world-leading industrial company serving the mining, aggregates, recycling, oil, gas, pulp, paper and process industries. We help our customers improve their operational efficiency, reduce risks and increase profitability by using our unique knowledge, experienced people and innovative solutions to build new, sustainable ways of growing together.Our products range from mining and aggregates processing equipment and systems, to industrial valves and controls. Our customers are supported by a broad scope of services and a global network of over 80 service centers and about 6,000 service professionals. Metso has an uncompromising attitude towards safety.Metso is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki in Finland and had sales of about EUR 2.6 billion in 2016. Metso employs over 11,000 people in more than 50 countries. Expect results.
www.metso.com, www.twitter.com/metsogroupFor further information, please contact:Adrian Wood, Vice President, Global Distribution, Aggregates, Metso Corporation Tel: +44 7789 616441, Email: [email protected]Helena Marjaranta, Vice President, Global Communications, Metso Corporation, Tel. +358 20 484 3212, Email: [email protected]Caption: Metso's aggregates distributors learning about company's latest innovations during the global Distributor Days seminar held in September 2017 in Tampere, Finland.Attachments:A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/0b2ac7ff-5459-45c2-87a5-fc447b3bc030
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