On 28 May 2010 the official inauguration of the Metso Technology Center will take place in Shanghai. The opening of the center brings facilities for the world’s newest and most modern valve factory and supply center as well as facilities for the production, assembly and testing of process automation systems.
In addition to the office premises, the center also comprises premises for Automation business line’s sales, project and engineering units in China. All of Automation business line’s units in the Shanghai area will be operating at the new center.
The Metso Technology Center, located in the Shanghai Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone, comprises 20,000sq/m of floor space for manufacturing and 9500sq/m of office area. Initially, the center will employ about 250 people. Later, in 2013, the number of employees forming a functional entity is estimated to increase to 650.