05/03/2020 – News / Metso / India / Vadodara / Foundry / Manufacturing / Metals
Metso celebrates First Pour at new foundry in Vadodara, India
In 2018, Finland-headquartered industrial solutions giant Metso announced a greenfield foundry project in Vadodara, in India’s Gujarat state, with a target to increase the casting wears capacity for the mining and aggregate industries. The ‘First Pour’ event of the new project was recently celebrated in India – and the foundry is expected to start production for customer deliveries for local and global markets this month.
“The state-of-the-art foundry will have a strong role in our global foundry network by serving our customers’ growing needs in the mining and aggregate industries worldwide. The new facility with its modern and efficient production processes increases our product availability with reduced lead times,” said Sami Takaluoma, President, Metso’s Minerals Consumables business area.
Developing supply capabilities globally
The foundry manufacturing process utilises Lean principles, enabling strong on-time delivery performance, shorter lead times, and world-class quality of finished products. Metso is continuously exploring alternatives to develop its supply capabilities globally through its own manufacturing facilities as well as through a supplier network.
The initial foundry investment was announced in September 2018. The total investment value up to 2020 has been approximately €25 million, including purchase of the assets and development of the foundry. The new foundry employs 180 employees.
In addition to the new foundry in Vadodara, Metso is continuing to develop its foundry unit in Ahmedabad.
In India, Metso employs more than 1,400 people at 13 locations, serving all Metso’s customer industries. Globally, the business employs over 15,000 people in more than 50 countries, and generated sales of around €3.6 billion in 2019.