November 16, 2023
Metso is expanding its service center in Mesa, AZ, to support the growing needs of mining customers, primarily in the copper segment, which plays a crucial role in supporting a responsible energy transition.
In addition to expanding its service and repair capabilities, a cutting-edge training center will be built to continue to improve competence development in the region. The total investment value is approx. EUR 14 million, with expansions expected to be ready during the first half of 2025.
“We are proud to be able to further demonstrate our dedication to customer success, supporting the production of Critical Minerals. This investment will provide great benefit to the Southwest USA and beyond, with comprehensive and reliable services. Our expanded facilities in Mesa will allow access to unmatched OEM-quality repairs and refurbishments, and the new advanced Metso Training Center will help ensure that the next generation of miners are well-equipped”, says Giuseppe Campanelli, president, North and Central America, Metso.
With additional investments in the Mesa Service Center, Metso will optimize safety, sustainability, and broaden its service capabilities. The expansion will increase the repair shop area by nearly 60% and add new high-capacity cranes, CNC machines, welding, and assembly stations. This will increase the capacity and capability to perform heavy equipment repairs and service a wider range of equipment, spanning process steps such as crushing, screening, grinding, HPGRs, filtration, flotation, and pumps, among others.
This is the second expansion of the Mesa Service Center since opening in 2015. Numerous upgrades to the facility to improve energy efficiency are also being implemented.
Within the same property, an advanced and fully equipped training center will be built, to bridge the knowledge gap between people, equipment, and operational goals. The center will support multiple ways of learning, outfitted with state-of-the-art simulators and digital training assets, in addition to classroom and hands-on learning areas. Comprehensive and tailored training programs will be designed and offered to support mining professionals' technical knowledge, at the part, equipment, and plant level.
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