New service and repair facility in Mesa, Ariz., is one of many new facilities planned globally in 2014.
As part of its global expansion plan for its industry leading services center network, Finland-based Metso has announced plans to build a 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 square-foot 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, according to the company.
"This is one more step in our global strategy to continue to bring service closer to our customers," says 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," adds Reisinger.
When complete, the center will be added to a growing list of Metso service centers around the world - on six continents. Today, Metso operates some 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. New centers are also in the process of being built in Cananea, Mexico; Arequipa, Peru; and Labrador City, Canada, in early 2014.
Plans for the Arizona service center were recently approved by local authorities. Prior to inauguration of the new center, Metso is leasing a fully equipped service and repair center in the area, allowing service to continue until the new location is complete.