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Wuxi Service Center extension inaugurated

Metso Paper has recently celebrated the inauguration of the extension of its Service Center in Wuxi, China. Located in the Jiangsu province, about 100 kilometers west of Shanghai, the Wuxi Service Center provides advanced machinery maintenance and process development services to the Chinese pulp and paper industry.

The Wuxi Service Center was established in 2001 and started with 60 employees. The extension has doubled the roll service capacity of the center and grown the number of employees to 130 committed professionals. The center can now serve a wider customer base and offer more flexible and faster service.

The Wuxi center features a fully-equipped roll service workshop providing roll covers and mechanical roll maintenance for all types of rolls. In addition, the center offers replacement rolls and full-scale services for spare parts and tailored consumables, such as doctoring products.

To support the customers' production and maintenance operations, the Wuxi Service Center offers specialized maintenance services and also more comprehensive cooperation like service agreements. In addition to extensive backup for Metso Paper's existing installations in China, the center’s services are also available for other makes of fiber and paper making machinery.

Strengthening local service operations is a vital part of Metso's continuing commitment and support to the Chinese pulp and paper industry. The latest addition to Metso’s service center network in Asia will be the Guangzhou Service Center in the Guangdong province, China. The new facility will be operational in late 2008.

Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2007 net sales of approximately EUR 6 billion. Its almost 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

For additional information, please contact: Daorong Xie, General Manager, Wuxi Service Center, Metso Paper (China) Co., Ltd. Tel. +86 510 8522 5939, mobile +86 139 515 80902, daorong.xie@metso.com