Phoenix, AZ – Metso Corp. of Helsinki, Finland, has acquired Copperstate Industrial Services Inc., a mining services provider based in Phoenix, AZ. The acquisition strengthens Metso’s position as a service and technology provider for the mining and construction sectors. The company was transferred to Metso on August 1, 2011. The value of the transaction was not disclosed.
Established in 1999, Copperstate has built a team of service personnel in the American hard rock mining region. Approximately 40 employees will transfer to Metso. The team will be integrated into the Services business line of Metso’s Mining and Construction Technology segment, where it will continue to service existing clients. The team will be expanded to further reinforce Metso’s maintenance, repair and retrofit business in the USA, Canada and Mexico.
“This fits directly in the centre of Metso’s profitable growth and development strategy” claims Randy Reisinger, senior vice-president of Engineered Services Solutions, which includes the Spares, Repairs, Engineered-to-order and Field Service business units. “Metso’s objective is to enhance customer satisfaction by employing a larger faction of knowledgeable, well-trained service people to meet customers’ skills and availability needs.”
Metso is a supplier of sustainable technology and services for mining, construction, power generation, automation, recycling and the pulp and paper industries. It has about 29,000 employees in more than 50 countries. For more information, visit www.metso.com.