Metso continues to expand its strong local presence: New valve service center in Poland in operation

Friday, Apr 29, 2016
Metso continues to expand its strong local presence: New valve service center in Poland in operation

Metso has opened a new service center specialized in process valve and field equipment solutions in Poland. The center has a key role in supporting pulp and paper, refinery and petrochemical industry customers with daily services, shutdowns and long-term maintenance programs. This investment enables Metso to continue strengthening its unique flow control service model to support its customers' businesses.

Metso is responding to the growing demand for local valve expertise close to its customers by opening a service center in the city of Torun in northern Poland. Services are provided for Metso and third-party field devices, including valves, actuators and smart devices. In addition, the new center provides spare parts as well as a wide range of field support and diagnostic services.

"We continuously improve our service capability, knowledge and scope of offering to help our customers achieve outstanding long-term process performance with high reliability and safety. Our flow control service network is very unique and enables excellent service levels for our customers globally," says Timo Hänninen, Vice President, Services business line, Metso's Flow Control.

The center is ideally located close to pulp and paper, refinery and petrochemicals customers in the Central and Eastern European region. The facility houses a valve service center, office premises and warehouse to keep an inventory of the most commonly required valve package components needed for emergency and scheduled repair and maintenance services. The modern service center accommodates professional personnel who are factory certified to ensure the highest quality of work. This guarantees the capability to service a large number of valves that meet customers' high-volume, fast-turnaround repair and maintenance needs during scheduled plant shutdowns.

Metso is a trusted partner for Grupa Lotos

Metso has had a long-term customer relationship with Grupa Lotos, one of the largest oil refineries in Poland. The Grupa Lotos and Metso cooperation dates back to 1980 when the first valves were delivered to the site. Since then, maintenance and service cooperation has extended to cover intelligent maintenance, device management and inventory optimization. Metso has close to 1,000 on-off valves and control valves at the Lotos site in Gdansk.

Metso's service professionals will play a key role in supporting the turnaround activities at the refinery in Gdansk in 2017. With the help of Metso's intelligent shutdown solution, Grupa Lotos is improving plant reliability, availability and safety as well as optimizing maintenance costs. Metso's service experts can correctly select which equipment requires adjustment or repair thanks to the remote diagnostics enabled by Metso's intelligent controllers. Grupa Lotos has also entrusted its PSA unit valve maintenance to Metso.  

Metso is expanding its network worldwide

"Our customers are looking for improved support from their suppliers. Life-cycle services are recognized as a major requirement and differentiation factor between different suppliers. Metso's answer to this requirement is to build a service network that provides professionals close to customers to support them in meeting their goals. Operational reliability, availability and safety are core KPIs for our customers. Metso wants to be its customers' preferred choice, helping meet their goals with optimized costs," states Piotr Kulisz, Country Manager in Poland.

Experienced in valves

Metso's extensive flow control services offering covers business solutions and services that optimize the use of equipment and total cost of ownership.

Metso manufactures all valves and spare parts according to international standards and quality systems. Original parts and Metso maintenance procedures guarantee the same quality and warranty that Metso offers for new products.

Metso's valve technology centers and valve production facilities are located in Finland, the United States, Germany, China, South Korea, India and Brazil. Metso's flow control services are available from more than 40 service centers worldwide.

Metso has solid experience in delivering engineered performance and reliability to oil and gas, pulp and paper, and power customers through its leading product brands - Neles® and Jamesbury® - and has delivered millions of control valves and on-off valves globally over the last 90 years. Metso's extensive Neles® control valve offering also includes standard and severe service globe valves, which offer reliability to most critical processes and operate at extreme pressures and temperatures. Additionally, Metso has become the leading supplier of intelligent valve controllers.


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