Metso Outotec to build filter plate factory in Mexico

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Metso Outotec is setting up its first polymer filter plate production unit in Mexico.

The company expects to invest around €28 million to acquire the land and develop the production facilities by 2025.

With this investment, Metso Outotec is responding to global market demand by increasing its capacity to deliver high-quality polymer filter plates for its mining customers’ filter presses.

The new factory will be located in the central region of Mexico, where Metso Outotec already has a rubber and Poly-Met factory. The construction work will begin as soon as the acquisition of the land and the planning of the facility have been completed. Construction is expected to begin in 2023 and reach full capacity during 2025, following a gradual ramp-up. Once fully operational, the new factory is expected to employ around 60 skilled personnel.

“Polymer filter plates are strategic and critical spare parts. To serve our customers’ growing needs, we will further develop our supply capabilities by investing in a new state-of-the-art factory where quality and safety are key focus areas. We also have maintained and will maintain a strong network of suppliers globally,” said Tomas Hakala, Metso Outotec’s senior vice president, Beneficiation, Dewatering and Hydrometallurgy Services.

“We have selected Mexico as the target country for reducing lead times, transportation distances, especially to the Americas, and CO2 emissions for our end customers,” added Hakala.