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is increasing production capacity at its facility in India so as to meet growing market demand for aggregates production equipment. The factory is located at Alwar in Rajasthan and this latest investment in the facility will boost production of crushing and screening equipment at the site by 35%.
By increasing capacity of the Metso Park factory in Alwar, the firm says that it will help to boost its market share in India, while also having more machines available for export to other Asian countries. The factory expansion will be completed by the end of 2018.
"Demand for aggregates crushing and screening equipment has been very strong, and India, with its rapidly developing infrastructure, is one of the fastest growing markets in aggregates," said Markku Simula, president, Aggregates Equipment business area at Metso. "With this investment, we want to ensure that we can meet our customers' growing needs, both in terms of capacity as well as range of products available."
The Metso Park production facility started operations in 2012. The facility currently builds a wide range of aggregate equipment including Nordwheeler, NW Rapid and Lokotrack crushing and screening plants with jaw, cone and impact crushers.
"There is large-scale investment in road and commercial aggregate in India: during the next couple of years, for example, the road sector aims to increase road building to more than 40km/day. Metso is supplying aggregate equipment and solutions for many of these megaprojects," said Kamal Pahuja, vice president, Metso India.
Metso is investing in aggregates equipment production capabilities globally. In late January, a new high-speed assembly line for track-mounted crushing plants was commissioned in Tampere, Finland.