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Metso Outotec restructure screen media production

Metso Outotec's screen media factory in Irapuato, Mexico
Metso Outotec's new screen media factory in Irapuato, Mexico

Reorganization in North and Central America to increase supply and delivery capabilities

METSO Outotec are developing their global supply chain operations by reorganizing their screen media production in North and Central America.

The company is investing in new screen media production capacity in Irapuato, Mexico, which is planned to significantly increase supply and delivery capabilities for mining and aggregates customers in the region.


As a part of the reorganization, the company has decided to discontinue its screen media operations in Warrenton, Missouri, in the US.

The new factory in Mexico will start operations gradually during the first half of 2023. Once fully operational during the third quarter, the total production capacity is planned to double by 2024 from the current level.

‘We will serve customers with shorter lead times and faster deliveries by utilizing a production site optimized for screen media products,’ said Heikki Metsälä, president of Metso Outotec’s Consumables business area.

‘The new factory is located close to our rubber and Poly-Met factory in Irapuato, and it further strengthens Mexico’s position as a centre of expertise for producing high-quality consumables.’

The new screen media centre is expected to employ around 46 people. Today, Metso Outotec have approximately 370 employees in their rubber and Poly-Met operations in Mexico.

Screen media production in Warrenton will be ramped down by the end of 2023, with the closure expected to affect approximately 40 employees in total.

‘Our global supply footprint is under continuous development to ensure sustainable and profitable growth and to serve our customers’ growing needs,’ continued Mr Metsälä. Closing a factory is a hard but necessary decision to make. We will support our employees throughout the transition.’


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