A new heat setting machine for fabrics manufacture and an expansion of laboratory facilities were included in the extension. Metso has in addition concentrated all fabrics production to Tianjin by moving its Shanghai filter fabrics operations to Tianjin.
“This extension is in line with Metso’s strategy for services growth and brings fabrics production closer to customers in Asia”, says Jukka Tiitinen, president, services business line, pulp, paper and power, Metso.
Strengthening local services is a vital part of Metso’s continuing commitment to the pulp, paper and power industries says the company. Metso currently has a network of 100 service locations serving these industries around the world and has steadily increased its local presence in China, where the company has been present for 80 years.