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Metso Minerals Signs a Service Contract with Mexicana de Cobre in Mexico

April 14, 2008

Metso Minerals has signed a service contract with Mexicana de Cobre in Mexico. The value of the contract is approximately EUR 1 million.

The purpose of the one-year contract is to provide maintenance services and manganese liners for 18 crushers at Mexicana de Cobre's copper mine in Mexico.

Metso service teams are present on-site and they will develop, implement, and operate tailor-made maintenance programs that will maximize the equipment potential and reduce operational risks and downtime.

Mexicana de Cobre, part of copper giant Grupo México, is the biggest copper producer in Mexico, with a concentrator plant of 90,000 metric tons of copper ore per day capacity.

Metso Minerals' team of experts in Mexico has doubled its sales for the Mexican market during the past years. The team of over 180 people is led from Irapuato where the company has a sales and service office and a manufacturing facility.

Metso Minerals is a global supplier of solutions, equipment and services for rock and minerals processing. Its expertise covers the production of aggregates, the processing of ores and industrial minerals, as well as construction and metal recycling. The company is a business area of Metso Corp., a global engineering and technology corporation with 2007 net sales of approximately EUR 6 billion. Its more than 26,000 employees in more than 50 countries serve customers in the pulp and paper industry, rock and minerals processing, the energy industry, and selected other industries.

For more information, visit www.metsominerals.com.