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Construction : Web Exclusive | April 2018 | Source : Equipment India

Metso enhances production capacity in India

In order to address the growing demand for crushing and screening plants in the Indian market. Metso is expanding its production capabilities in Alwar. This latest investment increases Metso’s crushing and screening plant production capacity in India by 35 per cent.

By increasing capacity of the Metso Park factory in Alwar, Metso will improve the availability of its aggregate products in India as well as for export operations to Asia. The expansion will be completed by the end of 2018.
“Demand for aggregates crushing and screening equipment has been very strong, and India, with its rapidly developing infrastructure, is one of the fastest growing markets in aggregates,” said Markku Simula, President, Aggregates Equipment business area at Metso. “With this investment, we want to ensure that we can meet our customers’ growing needs both in terms of capacity as well as range of products available.”

The Metso Park production facility started operations in 2010. Today, it is one of the largest global production sites of Metso delivering a wide range of aggregate equipment from Nordwheeler, NW RapidTM and Lokotrack TM crushing and screening plants with jaw, cone and impact crushers, as well Metso equipment for mining and process industries and a variety of service products.

“There is large-scale investment in road and commercial aggregate in India: during the next couple of years, for example, the road sector aims to increase road building to more than 40 km a day. In addition, the demand for ballast required for railway projects is increasing, as well as the need for manufactured sand and classification of sand. Metso is supplying aggregate equipment and solutions for many of these mega projects,” said Kamal Pahuja, Vice President, Metso India.

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