Rock recycling for 150 years 04 Oct 2018

Metso News Release

Global supplier Metso is celebrating it’s 150-year anniversary. Having started in 1868, Metso started as a local ironworks and now offers equipment and services for the sustainable processing and flow of natural resources. The company has evolved through a series of mergers, acquisitions and divestments to a global company with operations in more than 50 countries and a workforce of more than 12,000.

Early 1920s mobile crushers by Lokomo
Early 1920s mobile crushers by Lokomo

In the 1800s, Bruno Nordberg, a Finnish migrant who settled in Michigan in the US, produced some of the first crushing equipment, and in 1928 Nordberg acquired the Symons cone crusher technology, an innovation that revolutionised crushing practices.

Bergeaud & Bruno was established in France in 1895 to manufacture crushing equipment, and in Tampere, Finland, Lokomo produced its first jaw crushers at the beginning of the 1920s.

The acquisition of the aforementioned companies and the amalgamation with Svedala Industri and Metso in 2001, have strengthened the company’s offering, which now includes primary gyratory crushers, grinding mills and vertical shaft impactors.

The latest innovations from Metso-life cycle services, energy-efficient high-pressure grinding technology, the MXTM multi-action cone crusher and Lokotrack urban jaw crushing plants – are well known in the industry.

High-pressure grinding technology
High-pressure grinding technology
Approximately 60% the world
Approximately 60% the world's liquid gas and 75% of pulp flows through Metso's valves

Metso is also focussing on digitalisation, sustainability and energy-efficiency and has developed the Metso Metrics concept, a cloud-based, remote monitoring and data visualization service for mobile crushing plants.

To celebrate its 150-year anniversary, Metso is holding a photo exhibition showing Metso’s development and that of the modern world, with the themes; building urban environments, enabling the modern way of living, and reaching for the future.



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