Metso strengthens its Automation service capabilities in Thailand
Metso Corporation's press release on February 11, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. local time
Metso has opened a new Automation service center in Ratchaburi, Thailand. The
service center supports Metso's strategy to grow its Automation business
globally and strengthens Metso's service capabilities in Thailand. Metso has
large installed base for process automation products and valves especially in
Thai pulp and paper industry, with customers like Siam Cement Group (SCG) which
has a pulp mill and several paper mills in the area. SCG is also a big customer
for Metso's Pulp, Paper and Power business.
"Our customers like Siam Cement Group demand faster service response times and
want us to increase our service scope. The new service center supports strongly
our Automation business in Thailand", says Henry Chong, Regional Sales Director
for South East Asia, Automation, Metso.
The new Automation service center is located in Banpong, Ratchaburi 80
kilometers east from Bangkok in close vicinity to two of the major Siam Cement
Group complexes, Wangsala and Banpong. The new facility includes modern training
and testing facilities, a valve repair shop and a storage facility for spare
This investment is in line with Metso's long-term strategy to globally expand
its local presence and to grow the scope of the services offered to customers
across different industry segments. Last Spring, Automation business opened a
valve supply and service center in Vadodara, India. At the beginning of this
year, the company announced acquisition of U.S. software company ExperTune Inc.
ExperTune's products are widely used as software tools to analyze and monitor
the performance of industrial processes and to identify the associated
maintenance and improvement opportunities.
The Automation segment's process automation and flow control solutions meet the
growing needs of Metso's customer industries to improve production process
efficiency as raw materials and energy sources become scarcer and their costs
increase. Our global network of service experts delivers business solutions to
our customers that improve their productivity, lower risks and optimize costs.
Metso is a global supplier of technology and services to customers in the
process industries, including mining, construction, pulp and paper, power, and
oil and gas. Our 30,000 professionals based in over 50 countries deliver
sustainability and profitability to customers worldwide. Expect results.
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For further information, please contact:
Henry Chong, Regional Sales Director for South East Asia, Automation, Metso,
tel. +65 9159 1558, e-mail: henry.chong (at) metso.com
Hannu YrjÃ¶lÃ¤, Country Manager, Thailand, Automation, Metso, tel.
+66 81 7541 286, e-mail: hannu.yrjola(at)metso.com
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