Siauliai, Lithuania – Mining products company Metso Outotec, has opened a new factory in Siauliai making polyurethane and rubber parts for the mining industries.
'I am very pleased that the ramp-up of the new factory in Lithuania has been now completed,’ said Sami Takaluoma, the company’s president for consumables. ‘First products have been sent to our customers.'
The plant makes a range of products from conveyor components to screening panels, he said. This is the company's 11th plant, and Lithuania was chosen because of its closeness to Eastern Europe and Russia. It also has good logistics connections to the Middle East and Africa, the company said. When fully operational, the plant will employ 80 people.
This is Metso Outotec's second recent investment in Lithuania. In 2019, it opened a service centre in Vilnius, which employs 100 people.