Helsinki, Finland-based provider of industrial machinery solutions Metso and CDE Global, a maker of wet processing equipment from Northern Ireland, entered a marketing cooperation agreement to collaborate in providing manufactured sand solutions in India, Metso announced in a press release Tuesday.
“This marketing cooperation agreement allows the customers to acquire the whole process easily, and at the same time forms a good platform for future growth for both Metso and CDE Asia in India,” said Kamal Pahuja, vice president of Metso India’s mining and aggregates unit, in a statement.
Under the cooperation agreement, the firms are limited to combined marketing efforts and the joint development of new offerings for the Indian manufactured sand market. The companies will negotiate and enter contracts with customers separately, the Metso press release said.
“The cooperation agreement with Metso presents new opportunities for both organizations and has been well received by our customers. The combination of Metso’s and CDE Asia’s sustainable technologies produces well shaped, washed, and graded manufactured sand, helping to replace natural sand, which is fast becoming scarce and expensive,” Manish Bhartia, managing director of CDE Asia, said in the release. “This combination will benefit the sand manufacturers by providing best-in-quality graded sand and sustainable operations by reusing up to 95% of water used. By utilizing normally low-value crusher fines for sand production, we can extend the life of natural resources and also add huge commercial value to our customer’s enterprise.”
Metso’s press release did not specify when the cooperation agreement takes effect.