Metso celebrate HP-Series milestone
French infrastructure development company Eurovia takes delivery of 10,000th Nordberg HP-Series cone crusher
METSO have reached a major milestone having reached 10,000 global sales of their Nordberg HP-Series cone crushers.
With the HP Series celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, the 10,000th unit was handed over to French aggregates and asphalt producers and urban infrastructure development company Eurovia during a ceremony held today [4 June] at Metso’s Mâcon facility, in France.
‘The HP is undoubtedly one of Metso’s most widely used innovations,’ said Arto Halonen, vice-president of aggregate crushers at Metso. ‘It’s a technology that has been evolving throughout the years to meet customers’ changing needs, making their operations more successful through proven performance and reliable output.
‘That’s most likely why the HP has become an industry standard for a variety of aggregates and mining applications.’
The origin of the HP Series cone crusher can be tracked back to Milwaukee, in the US, in the early to mid-1980s. Technological breakthroughs by the Nordberg research programme redefined crushing performance and provided the basis for a new type of cone crusher introduced in 1989: the Nordberg High-Performance cone crusher series, now simply known as the HP.
Today, HP cone crushers are engineered and manufactured at Metso’s competence center in Mâcon, France, with manufacturing also taking place in Brazil, China and India. The versatile crusher is suited to a wide range of fixed and mobile applications, from limestone to taconite and ballast production to manufactured sand.
‘Know-how from developing the HP and from thousands of customer applications around the world has played an integral part in Metso research and development initiatives in crushing,’ continued Mr Halonen.
‘This is an important milestone for Metso and we want to thank our customers for their continued confidence in us during the first 30 years of the HP’s journey and look forward to exploring new development possibilities in the years to come.’