Metso Paper Wuxi Service Center celebrates five years of operation in China

Published Sept 6, 2006 15.00.00 +2 GMT

The Metso Paper Wuxi Service Center, located about 100 kilometers west of Shanghai in Jiangsu province, China, is now celebrating five years of operation. Inaugurated on September 9, 2001, the Wuxi Service Center provides advanced machinery maintenance and process development services to the Chinese fiber and paper industry.

The Wuxi center features a fully equipped roll service workshop that provides polyurethane, rubber, hard coating and composite roll covers as well as mechanical roll maintenance for all roll types. In addition, the center operates a consumables base that provides delivery of critical spare parts and tailored consumables such as doctor blades. The Wuxi operation is supported by Metso Paper's Logistics Center in WaiGaoQiao, Shanghai.

To support the customers' production and maintenance operations, the Wuxi Service Center offers modularized, specialist-based maintenance services for the whole machine line down to individual machine sections or equipment. More comprehensive cooperation concepts like service agreements are also provided.

During its five years of operation, the Wuxi Service Center has served more than a hundred customers, and in July 2006 the 1000th serviced roll was delivered from the Wuxi workshop. The workshop began operation with 60 employees and that number has now grown to over a hundred.

In addition to extensive back-up for Metso Paper's existing installations in China, the center’s services are also available for other makes of fiber and papermaking machinery, including panelboard lines.

Metso Paper's first deliveries to China date back to the late 1950's and over the years China has emerged as one of Metso Paper's key market areas. Strengthening local service operations is a vital part of Metso Paper's continuing commitment and support to the Chinese pulp and paper industry.

<i>Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2005 net sales of approximately EUR 4.2 billion. Its 22 000 employees in more than 50 countries serve customers in the pulp and paper industry, rock and minerals processing, the energy industry and selected other industries.</i>

<b>For additional information, please contact:</b> Daorong Xie, General Manager, Wuxi Service Center, Metso Paper (China) Co., Ltd. Tel. +86 510 85 22 59 39 mobile +86 139 51 58 09 02