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Metso opens screening media factory in Mexico

Metso has inaugurated a new screening media factory in Irapuato, Mexico.

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The new plant will significantly increase Metso’s supply and delivery capabilities for mining and aggregates customers in North and Central America.

In 2023 Metso delivered a total of 250 new screening machines to mining and aggregates customers in the Americas.

“We are very pleased to officially inaugurate our new screening media factory in Irapuato,” said Alfredo Monreal, Vice President, Sales and Service, Mexico and Central America, Metso. “The Irapuato region is an important center of excellence for high-quality products for our mining and aggregates customers.”

“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,” said Jouni Mähönen, Vice President, Screening business line, Metso.

Employing 46 people, the new screening media factory uses advanced and sustainable manufacturing practices, and the installed solar panels will cover approximately 50% of the needed electricity.

Metso also has a new rubber and Poly-Met media factory in the same industrial area in Irapuato, while a new polymer filter plate factory will be constructed in the region during 2024 and be operational in early 2025.

Metso's screen offering consists of banana, horizontal, inclined, mobile, portable, and ultrafine screens, with screening media solutions ranging from rubber and polyurethane to classic wire.