Metso opens screening plant in Mexico

Metso has officially opened its new screening media factory in Irapuato, Mexico, which it says will “significantly increase” its supply and delivery capabilities for customers in the aggregates and mining sectors in North and Central America.

Metso Outotec equipment Metso’s screening media plant currently has a staff of 46, but is set to grow as production ramps up over the coming months. (Photo: Metso)

The screening media factory is part of a larger 9,000 sq m facility being built at the Irapuato site, and incorporates latest advanced and sustainable manufacturing practices, and has solar panels that provide roughly 50% of its electricity needs.

Expected to be fully operational by the end of Q2 this year, equipment produced at the screening equipment plant will eventually include the company’s mobile screens, portable screens, horizontal and inclined screens, as well as its ultrafine and banana screens. 

Alfredo Monreal, Vice President, Sales and Service, Mexico and Central America, Metso, said: “We are very pleased to officially inaugurate our new screening media factory in Irapuato. This milestone is yet another indication of our deep commitment to customer success.

“The Irapuato region is an important center of excellence for high-quality products for our mining and aggregates customers. All our factories are modern and focused on safety, employee wellbeing, and continuous development.”

Metso, which recently expanded its dealer network in the Asia Pacific region, says its screening installed base in the Americas has grown significantly, with the company delivering a total of 250 new screening machines to mining and aggregates customers last year alone.

Jouni Mähönen, Vice President, Screening business line, Metso, said: “Our target is to continuously develop our operations close to customers to further improve our service capability.

“The investment of a new factory in Mexico aligns with our strategy and improves our lead times, and it offers scalability in production volumes in a very important region.”

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