Metso Expands Its Service Center in Tianjin, China

Metso's inauguration ceremony at its Tianjin service center in China.

May 8, 2013 - Metso has opened an extension to its Tianjin service center that manufactures forming, dryer and filter fabrics mainly for the Chinese and Asia-Pacific market.

The Tianjin service center, located in the city of Tianjin, China, started with 45 employees in 2008 and today it employs 200 service professionals.

An inauguration ceremony of the extension of the center was held today at the facility.

A new heat setting machine for fabrics manufacture and an expansion of laboratory facilities were included in the extension.

In addition, Metso has consolidated all fabrics production by moving its Shanghai filter fabrics operations to the Tianjin facility.

Jukka Tiitinen, President, Services business line, Pulp, Paper and Power, for Metso, said, "This extension is in line with Metso’s strategy for services growth and brings fabrics production closer to customers in Asia."

Metso’s pulp, paper and power professionals specialize in processes, machinery, equipment, services, paper machine clothing and filter fabrics. The company's offerings and experience cover the entire process life cycle including new production lines, rebuilds and services. For additional information, visit: www.metso.com

SOURCE: Metso