Metso Paper’s Service Business opens a Logistics Center in Jyväskylä, Finland

Published Mar 11, 2003 13.57.00 +2 GMT

Metso Paper opened a new maintenance-oriented Logistics Center on Thursday, March 13, 2003, at its Rautpohja facility in Jyväskylä, Finland. The completion of this investment project, which started in the spring of 2002, sets the foundation for a more effective and extensive range of service products in keeping with Metso’s Future Care business concept.

The new Logistics Center, which will focus mainly on spare parts and consumables, houses some 2,500 square meters of floor space designed specifically for the receiving, storage, light fabrication, and packaging and dispatching of parts. The Center has been designed to address a variety of needs, and its equipment ranges from an automated warehousing system for small spare parts all the way to 40 metric tons of lifting capacity and production capabilities for revolving objects up to two meters in diameter. The Rautpohja Logistic Center will support the growing needs of Metso’s service business, and it can supply anything from simple pins weighing a few grams up to complete assemblies weighing several metric tons.

In connection with the opening of its new Logistics Center, Metso Paper is also introducing new maintenance service concepts designed to support the maintenance operations of paper and pulp manufacturers, and to help them in reducing their capital investment in the area. New offerings include products and services related to cooperative spare parts storage, parts inventory analysis and optimization, and spare parts banking for preventive maintenance items identified together with the customer.

The new premises will also further improve the quality of Metso Paper’s logistics services. The new Logistics Center is capable of filling orders on the same day they are received, for example. A great deal of attention has also been paid to the accuracy and timeliness of operations. Metso’s Rautpohja logistics function currently dispatches some 10,000 shipments to fifty countries each year.

Metso Corporation is a global supplier of process industry machinery and systems. The Corporation's fiber and paper technology business area, Metso Paper, is the world's leading supplier of technology, systems and equipment for the pulp, paper, converting and panelboard industries. Metso's other core businesses are divided between Metso Minerals (rock and mineral processing) and Metso Automation (automation and control technology). In 2000, the net sales of Metso Corporation were EUR 3.9 billion, and the personnel totaled approximately 22,000. Metso Corporation is listed on the Helsinki and New York Stock Exchanges.

More information: Jukka Tiitinen, President Metso Paper Service Phone +358 40 740 6178 Ismo Katila, Senior Vice President Metso Paper Service, Spare Parts Services Phone +358 20 482 8715 or +358 40 705 8393