Finland: Engineering equipment supplier Metso has upgraded its Tampere plant to focus on track-mounted crushing units. The new assembly line has increased mobile crushing plant production by 25%. It says it can build a 50t track-mounted crushing plant in two working days.
"Demand for mobile Lokotrack crushers for aggregates took an upward turn 18 months ago, so the timing of our investment in capacity growth was right. We want to ensure that our production capacity can meet customers' growing needs," said Markku Simula, President, Aggregates Equipment business area at Metso.
The new assembly line has six assembly stations instead of the previous five. Currently, the line is used for assembling the company’s most popular crusher models. Assembly of larger and more complex models will begin in the spring of 2018.
Aggregate crushing plants have been built in Tampere for 98 years. The first jaw crusher was completed at the Lokomo workshop in 1921. Production of track-mounted crushing plants began in 1985.