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Metso Paper Sells Workshop in Valkeakoski to MSP Engineering and Hanlog
Helsinki, Finland, 28 December 2011 -- Metso Paper Oy has sold its workshop in Valkeakoski, Finland, and the related equipment and screen basket manufacturing to MSP Engineering Oy and Hanlog Oy. The value of the deal (a transfer of undertaking) will not be disclosed. The deal will have no significant impact on Metso’s results.

The personnel of the operations being sold, 76 people in all, are transferring to the new employer as existing employees. A total of more than 300 people are employed at Metso’s entire Valkeakoski unit.

The deal includes the workshop and maintenance hall real estate, the related manufacturing machinery and equipment, the related office premises, and the areas of land associated with the operations being sold. The buyer will continue as a contract manufacturer for Metso.

The sale is part of Metso's Pulp, Paper, and Power segment's work to develop its production structure to improve customer service amid the toughening global competition.

Metso (www.metso.com) is a global supplier of sustainable technology and services for mining, construction, power generation, automation, recycling, and the pulp and paper industries. The company has about 29,000 employees in more than 50 countries.

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