On 8 November, Metso Outotec held a groundbreaking ceremony in Karratha, Western Australia, for what is to become the company’s largest service centre globally.

The OEM said the new centre will offer comprehensive maintenance and repair services for mining and aggregates customers in the Pilbara and Gascoyne regions. “We can offer shorter lead times, and environmentally efficient service and delivery capabilities,” said Stuart Sneyd, president, Asia Pacific market area, Metso Outotec. 

“The functionalities of the building have been carefully designed, and we are able to support our customers with a comprehensive service and repairs capability for all their needs.”

The service centre will have a 5,000-square-metre workshop and 18,000 m2 of storage space. It will act as a base for field services, hold inventory for customer critical wear and spare parts, as well as provide a customer training facility.

It is expected to become operational in the fourth quarter of 2023.

Source: Metso Outotec