MRO Magazine

Metso acquires replacement gearing know-how from Rexnord


February 23, 2015
By Bill Roebuck
Bill Roebuck

Helsinki, Finland – Metso Corporation has acquired from the US-based company Rexnord Industries LLC certain intellectual property rights related to Rexnord’s Falk Mill Products business. The acquisition allows Metso to provide replacement gears and pinions for its customers utilizing original equipment manufacturer (OEM) drawings and specifications for mills and kilns purchased through Metso and certain other end users.

The acquisition also includes some key Mill Products specialists to support the business. The value of the acquisition is not disclosed.

“This acquisition is consistent with Metso’s aim to continue being a complete supplier of replacement parts and service for our installed equipment. This added capability will increase Metso’s ability to provide not only the replacement parts and services for open gearing, but also additional technical competence in gears and pinions and the quality requirements necessary to produce these components,” states Andy Fritz, senior vice president, comminution, Metso.

Rexnord, headquartered in Milwaukee, WI, comprises two strategic platforms: Process & Motion Control and Water Management. The company has about 7,400 employees worldwide.