Metso Paper has established a Service Center in Korea

Published June 24, 2004 09.00.00 +2 GMT

Metso Paper has expanded its aftermarket operations in Korea by establishing a new Service Center in the Daejeon area, about 150 km south of Seoul. The new center is centrally located with regard to the country’s pulp and paper industry.

The Daejeon Service Center provides the Korean pulp, paper, board and tissue industry with traditional spare parts service as well as roll service and maintenance.

Following the establishment of the Service Center, Metso Paper will increase the number of its staff in Korea.

Metso Paper supplied the first paper machines to Korea in the 1980s. In all, Metso has made approximately 30 major machine deliveries to the country. Machines manufactured by Metso Paper produce about one fourth of the paper and board in South Korea.

The development of the local aftermarket operations demonstrates Metso Paper’s commitment to lifecycle support.

In his speech in the Opening Ceremony of the Service Center, Mr. Kim Luotonen, the Ambassador of Finland in Korea, pointed out that Metso Corporation has become an all encompassing service house for the paper and pulp industry world-wide. Its clients can thus get whole integrated processes through one supplier which is a clear advantage in today's world, where timeliness has become so important.

Area President, Asia-Pacific, Mr. Kaj Lindroos from Metso Paper remarked in his speech that Metso Paper is constantly renewing itself to serve its customers better. The focus on geographical area management has been increased. The opening of the Daejeon Service Center will strengthen Metso Paper's local presence and capability to serve Korean paper industry.

More information: Esa Kärki General Manager, Metso Paper Korea Inc., Daejeon Service Center Direct +82 42 936 4856/ext. 101 Mobile +82 11 359 7038