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Metso Paper to concentrate hard coating facilities

Metso Paper will initiate personnel negotiations concerning concentration of hard coating of rolls in Finland to Jyväskylä. Concentrating would close the Riihimäki Service Point, employing approximately 10 persons. All of them will be offered new jobs in Jyväskylä. The company aims at carrying out the transfer this year.

The target of the concentration is to improve the cost efficiency and competitiveness.

The effects of the personnel arrangements are estimated non-material to Metso. A more detailed estimation can be made after the conclusion of the negotiations.

Hard coating is applied e.g. for paper industry rolls and other components calling for wear resistance.

Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2007 net sales of over EUR 6 billion. Its over 27,000 employees in approximately 50 countries serve customers in the pulp and paper industry, rock and minerals processing, the energy industry and selected other industries. www.metso.com

Additional information: Ari Telama, Vice President, Service, Nordic countries, Metso Paper, Inc., Tel. +358 50 594 6836