Metso evaluating potential closure of its operations in Vereeniging, South Africa

Metso Corporation’s press release on March 18, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. EEST

As part of the global supply footprint development strategy in its Minerals operations, Metso is initiating consultations to evaluate the potential closure or other alternatives for its operations in Vereeniging, South Africa.

“Our strategy is to utilize synergies of the most efficient manufacturing and sourcing opportunities globally. We are continuously developing our supply footprint to deliver the best value, availability and quality for our customers,” says Sami Takaluoma, President, Minerals Consumables business area at Metso.

Metso’s unit in Vereeniging provides pumps, spare parts, consumables, and repair services for the mining industry. The unit has approximately 200 employees.

Metso is a world-leading industrial company offering equipment and services for the sustainable processing and flow of natural resources in the mining, aggregates, recycling and process industries. With our unique knowledge and innovative solutions, we help our customers improve their operational efficiency, reduce risks and increase profitability. Metso is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki in Finland and had sales of about EUR 3.6 billion in 2019. Metso employs over 15,000 people in more than 50 countries.,


For further information, please contact:

Sami Takaluoma, President, Minerals Consumables, Metso, Tel. +358 50 359 5106, E-mail:

Helena Marjaranta, Vice President, Communications and Stakeholder relations, Metso Corporation, Tel. +358 20 484 3212, E-mail: