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19 June 2019

Metso evaluating potential closure of the Isithebe foundry in South Africa

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Sami Takaluoma, president, Metso Minerals Consumables business area

As part of a global supply footprint development strategy in its Minerals Consumables business area, Finnish quarrying and mining equipment heavyweight Metso is initiating consultations to evaluate the potential closure or other alternatives for its foundry operation in Isithebe, South Africa.

“Our strategy is to utilise synergies of the most efficient manufacturing and sourcing opportunities globally. We are continuously developing our supply footprint to deliver the best value, availability and quality for our customers,” said Sami Takaluoma, president, Minerals Consumables business area at Metso.

The Isithebe foundry produces metallic wear part castings for the mining and aggregates industries. The foundry has been part of Metso since 1998 and it has around 200 employees. In addition to Isithebe, Metso has five of its own foundries, located in Brazil, China, Czech Republic and India, and an extensive global network of external suppliers.

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