Metso has completed the acquisition of the Spanish grinding media supplier Santa
Ana de Bolueta SA (Sabo). The acquisition will complement Metso's current
comminution wear parts offering for mining customers. The value of the
acquisition will not be disclosed.
"Metso is the global market leader in performance based services for the global
mining industry, and our aim is to continuously strengthen our services offering
and footprint. Sabo is a reputable and well-known grinding media provider with
an excellent know-how, and the acquisition fits perfectly into our strategy -
through this acquisition we will become a full comminution services partner for
our customers", says João Ney Colagrossi, President, Services business line,
Mining and Construction, Metso.
"By adding grinding media expertise to our portfolio, we gain a better overall
control of mill performance. We can offer comprehensive value adding services
packages that materially improve the productivity of our customers' processes
and their overall performance. We will utilize Sabo's know-how when we develop
our global services strategy further during the coming years", he adds.
Grinding media is used inside grinding mills to improve the efficiency of the
grinding process. Sabo's offering covers grinding media for SAG, ball mill and
Vertimill(TM )grinding applications as well as bars for rod mills. These are
available in different diameters and materials to guarantee the best performance
for the mineral to be processed.
Founded in 1841, Santa Ana de Bolueta SA (Sabo) is a privately owned grinding
media supplier. Sabo has some 40 employees in two locations in Spain. Sabo's net
sales in 2012 were some EUR 40 million.
Metso's mining and construction professionals specialize in always bringing the
right technology, processes, machinery and services to our customers in the
aggregates production, construction, mining and minerals processing and in metal
and waste recycling. Expect results.
Metso is a global supplier of technology and services to customers in the
process industries, including mining, construction, pulp and paper, power, and
oil and gas. Our 30,000 professionals based in over 50 countries contribute to
sustainability and profitability to customers worldwide. Metso's shares are
listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.
For further information, please contact:
João Ney Colagrossi, President, Services business line, Mining and Construction,
Metso, tel. +55 15 2102 1301, e-mail: joao.colagrossi(at)metso.com
Rodrigo Gouveia, SVP, Comminution Wears Solutions, Services business line,
Mining and Construction, Metso, tel +1 717 849 7176, e-mail: