The company is also building a training center at the Mesa property in a total investment of approximately E14 million.
The expansion will increase the Mesa Service Center’s repair shop area by nearly 60% and add new high-capacity cranes, CNC machines, welding, and assembly stations. This will increase the capacity and capability to perform heavy equipment repairs and service a wider range of equipment, spanning process steps such as crushing, screening, grinding, HPGRs, filtration, flotation, and pumps.
This is the second expansion of the Mesa Service Center since it opened in 2015.
“We are proud to be able to further demonstrate our dedication to customer success, supporting the production of critical minerals,” said Giuseppe Campanelli, President, North and Central America, Metso. “Our expanded facilities in Mesa will allow access to unmatched OEM-quality repairs and refurbishments, and the new advanced Metso Training Center will help ensure that the next generation of miners are well-equipped”,
The fully-equipped training center will support multiple ways of learning, with state-of-the-art simulators and digital training assets, in addition to classroom and hands-on learning areas. Tailored training programs will be designed and offered to support mining professionals’ technical knowledge of parts, equipment and plants.
“Metso is proud to invest and support this sustainable journey as increased repair capabilities have a direct positive impact on the circular economy,” said Annami Toukoniitty, Senior Vice President, Professional Services at Metso. “Skilled people are a core asset as well, and the new Metso Training Center at Mesa will add value to the industry.”
The Phoenix region is also home to one of Metso’s largest warehouse operations globally.
Metso has an extensive service center network with over 3,000 field services professionals, technical support, and more than 40 service centers on six continents. In April 2023, the company announced an investment to expand its service centers in Chile and Peru. Metso is also constructing a major service center in Karratha, Western Australia that will open in March 2024.