Finland’s Metso is spending US$15 million to expand its Mesa service centre in Arizona, USA, and build an advanced training centre “to improve competence development in the region”.
Metso is a large supplier of mineral comminution and processing equipment to copper and other mines in the state and region.
“Our expanded facilities in Mesa will allow access to unmatched OEM-quality repairs and refurbishments, and the new advanced Metso Training Centre will help ensure that the next generation of miners are well-equipped,” said Metso president, North and Central America, Giuseppe Campanelli.
The company expects the expansion facilities to be ready for use in the first half of 2025.
Metso said the new training centre would feature state-of-the-art simulators and digital training assets, in addition to classroom and hands-on learning areas.
In April this year the company announced investments in service centres in Chile and Peru, and it is building a major service centre in Karratha, Western Australia, that is scheduled to open in March 2024.