Metso inaugurates new screening media factory in Mexico
Metso has celebrated the inauguration of its screening media factory in Irapuato, Mexico. The new factory will significantly increase Metso's supply and delivery capabilities in North and Central America.
The screening media centre employs 46 people and is located on a 9,000+ square-metre lot. The new screening media factory uses advanced and sustainable manufacturing practices. Installed solar panels will cover approximately 50 percent of the needed electricity.
"We are very pleased to officially inaugurate our new screening media factory in Irapuato. This milestone is yet another indication of our deep commitment to customer success. The Irapuato region is an important centre of excellence for high-quality products for our mining and aggregates customers. All our factories are modern and focused on safety, employee wellbeing, and continuous development," says Alfredo Monreal, vice president of sales and service in Mexico and Central America for Metso.
Metso's screening installed base in the Americas has grown significantly. In 2023 Metso delivered a total of 250 new screening machines to mining and aggregates companies.
"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," says Jouni Mähönen, vice president of the screening business line at Metso.
Metso has approximately 730 employees working in production, sales, and field service in Mexico.
In the same industrial area in Irapuato, Metso also has a new rubber and Poly-Met media factory. Construction of a new polymer filter plate factory will be finalized in 2024, and the factory will be operational in early 2025.