Metso Outotec Doubles Screening Equipment Manufacturing Capacity in Brazil
Metso Outotec is celebrating the inauguration of the extended manufacturing capacity of large screening equipment in Sorocaba, Brazil. The total Sorocaba production capacity will double from 250 to 500 units per year, covering the high-performance energy and water efficient UFS Series™ and BSE Series™ banana screens that are part of Metso Outotec’s Planet Positive offering.
In addition, Metso Outotec is investing in new fabrication component manufacturing capabilities for screens and screening parts, which is expected to be fully operational by the end of 2023. Metso Outotec has also invested in a new injection press for screening media rubber panels which will increase production capacity by 50%. Additionally, the new screening facility will enable Metso Outotec to service and refurbish large HPGR and HCR technology to meet mining customers’ growing needs for servicing heavy equipment.
“The screening business is one of the growth areas for us,” says Eduardo Nilo, President, South America market area. “These investments will help Sorocaba become a center of excellence for screening products and they will strengthen our position in South America, offering sustainable and high-quality screening solutions for customers with competitive lead times in a safe and energy-efficient manner.
The screening equipment factory and the new fabrication unit will employ around 35 people. Sorocaba, one of Metso Outotec’s biggest manufacturing and service hubs serving mining and aggregates customers, employs approximately 1,700 people.