Foundry closure on the cards

As part of a global supply footprint development strategy in its minerals
consumables business area, Metso is initiating consultations to evaluate the
potential closure or other alternatives for its foundry operation in Isithebe,
South Africa.

“Our strategy is to use synergies of the most efficient manufacturing and sourcing opportunities globally. We are continually developing our supply footprint to deliver the best value, availability and quality for our customers,” says Sami Takaluoma, President, Minerals Consumables business area at Metso.

The Isithebe foundry produces metallic wear part castings for the mining and aggregates industries. The foundry has been part of Metso since 1998 and it has approximately 200 employees. In addition to Isithebe, Metso has five of its own foundries, located in Brazil, China, Czech Republic and India, and an extensive global network of external suppliers.

Anne Rantanen
Tel. +358 40 715 9646