Metso Minerals has inaugurated a new research center in Tampere in southern Finland. Activity at the new center will further strengthen Metso’s global knowledge base in crushing and screening technology and research and testing services which benefit global construction and mining markets will be offered, according to the company.
The new center includes a test facility with a fully-equipped rock laboratory for analyzing rock samples. Testing routines will enable Metso Minerals to design crushing and screening processes that are a precise match for customer needs in terms of process capacity, energy efficiency, end-product characteristics and yield. The new center will shorten new-product development lead-times.
First announced in 2006 as part of a larger expansion plan, the Metso Minerals Research Center will eventually employ 20 people. The driver behind these investments is strong global demand for efficient and environmentally sound crushing and screening solutions and the overall level of activity in the construction and mining markets.
The new research center is the largest single investment that Metso Minerals has made in research and development to date.
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