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Metso Corporation: Metso's Lokomo celebrates 100 years - From steam locomotive manufacturer to crushing equipment competence center

Metso's Lokomo celebrates 100 years - From steam locomotive manufacturer to
crushing equipment competence center

Metso Corporation's press release on May 21, 2015

Metso's Tampere unit, better known locally as Lokomo, is celebrating its one
hundredth year of industrial existence in May in Tampere, Finland. Oy Lokomo
Ab started operating in Tampere in April 1915. Today Metso's Tampere unit is
the company's most important global competence center for mobile crushers.
The crushing and screening equipment to efficiently and safely crush rock and
ore are developed in Tampere.

"Lokomo's one-hundred-year history is indicative of its ability to transform
and be innovative and to remain at the cutting edge of technology over the
course of a century. Throughout its history, Metso's Tampere unit has boldly
transformed and developed fresh innovations to meet the needs of the day. An
excellent example of this is the unit's evolution into a globally significant
crushing equipment competence centre for today's Metso," says Metso's
President and CEO Matti Kähkönen.

"The Lokomo unit's success and development into the nerve centre of Metso's
crushing technology over the course of one hundred years wouldn't have been
possible without the thousands of Lokomo employees who helped to build the
unit into a strong and internationally significant Metso competence center,"
notes Pirjo Virtanen, VP Operations and Site Manager, Metso.

Lokomo started its operations in 1915 as a steam-engine factory competing with
the local Tampella. The company's name stems from the word locomotive. Just a
couple of years later, Lokomo manufactured its first crushers, which were
delivered to the National Board of Public Roads and Waterways. A key driver
behind the production of locomotives and crushers was the company-owned steel
foundry, which was very modern already back in the 1920s.

Lokomo has manufactured a wide-ranging portfolio of products through the
years: church bells, peat harvesters, steamrollers and road graders, mobile
cranes and forestry equipment. The two deep-sea diving bells manufactured for
the Soviet Union's Ministry of Education and Science were the source of a
minor foreign policy scandal.

The Tampere factory with its over 700 employees manufactures the bulk of
Metso's mobile crushing plants, of which more than 7,000 have been
manufactured over 30 years.

Metso is the world's leading industrial company in the mining and aggregates
industries and in the flow control business. Our knowledge, people and
solutions help drive sustainable improvements in performance and
profitability in our customers' businesses.

Metso has an uncompromising attitude towards safety. Our products range from
mining and construction equipment and systems to industrial valves and
controls. Our solutions are delivered and supported by decades of process
knowledge and a broad scope of services backed by a global footprint of over
90 service centers, thousands of service employees, and an extensive
logistics network.

Metso is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, Finland. In 2014, Metso's net
sales totaled EUR 3.7 billion. Metso employs approximately 14,000 industry
experts in more than 50 countries. Expect results.

For further information, please contact:

Pirjo Virtanen, VP Operations and Site Manager, Tampere, Finland, Metso, tel.
+358 20 484 4237,


This announcement is distributed by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions on behalf of NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions clients.
The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.
Source: Metso Corporation via Globenewswire


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