Special Correspondent

JAIPUR: Metso global engineering and technology corporation is planning to set up a multi-functional industrial facility near the district town of Alwar in Rajasthan. The 30 million euro Metso Park will include office premises, workshops, warehousing and a logistics centre. The new facility will host both Metro’s own new operations and selected key suppliers.

Announcing this here, Metso Minerals president Matti Kahkonen said the park would initially cater to the rapidly growing demands from Metso Minerals’ products and services in India. “With the investment Metso aims to enhance its logistics, inventory control, operational quality and productivity as well as supplier relationships,” he said.

The partners operating out of Metso Park would establish their own workshops at the site and will benefit from the infrastructure services provided.

Metso Park will initially manufacture components of mobile crushing and screening plants and conveyors, pumps and rubber products for the construction and mining sector. Some products and components will also be exported. Operations at Metso Park are expected to begin in the second half of 2009 and the number of employees at the facility is expected to rise to 700 by 2012.