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Press Release March 30, 2021

Metso Outotec and BIA Group expand distribution partnership to Africa

Metso Outotec Corporation’s press release on March 30, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. EEST

Metso Outotec and its distribution partner BIA Group have signed a contract to expand their aggregates distribution coverage to Africa. Starting in March 2021, Metso Outotec’s stationary and mobile equipment, spare and wear parts coupled with BIA’s technical expertise and local presence will be available for aggregates customers in West and Central Africa.

The two companies have successfully partnered in the Benelux region since 1930. The decision to expand the long-lasting partnership to Africa was driven by shared ambition to reach and serve customers in the region better than ever before. Enhancing both companies’ offering, Metso Outotec and BIA put themselves in an unrivalled position now able to offer a complete product portfolio with the highest possible services levels.

With the dynamic nature of the African markets driven by both GDP and population growth and large construction projects impacting positively the aggregate demand, Metso Outotec and BIA have high expectations on the possibilities provided by the expansion.

“This expansion of our distribution partnership with BIA enables us to reach out to new territories, where we were not present earlier,” explains Olli-Pekka Oksanen, Senior Vice President, Global Distribution Management at Metso Outotec. “With the agreement, we provide equipment, parts and support for customers in new areas. Whether the customer is looking for a full stationary plant or a single mobile equipment, we can offer them all – with the desired support level. Our portfolio covers the needs of different types of customers and applications and meets the local requirements and standards.” He concludes: “We are happy to be able to utilize the opportunities in the region in collaboration with BIA.”

“This distribution agreement extension for West and Central Africa demonstrates the willingness of BIA and Metso Outotec to strengthen their historical partnership that started over 90 years ago with Nordberg for Belgium,” says Vincent Bia, the CEO of BIA Group. “Since then, both companies have continuously developed their products and services to gain an unrivalled expertise that serves both the aggregates and mining customers. We are confident that BIA’s market knowledge and local presence together with Metso Outotec’s solutions and technologies will form complementary assets to meet the ever-growing customer needs.“

 

Further information, please contact:

Karima Dargaud, Head of Aftermarket Sales EMEA, Distributor Management Office, Metso Outotec, tel. +33 631 522 413, karima.dargaud(at)mogroup.com 

Carlos Padin, Head of Capital Equipment Sales EMEA Hub South, Distributor Management Office, Metso Outotec, tel. +33 607 272 002, carlos.padin(at)mogroup.com

Aymeric Manteca, Group Marketing Manager, BIA Group, tel. +32 470 660 752, aymeric.manteca(at)biagroup.com

Helena Marjaranta, Vice President, Communications and Brand, Metso Outotec, tel. +358 20 484 3212, helena.marjaranta(at)mogroup.com

 

Metso Outotec is a frontrunner in sustainable technologies, end-to-end solutions and services for the aggregates, minerals processing and metals refining industries globally. By improving our customers’ energy and water efficiency, increasing their productivity, and reducing environmental risks with our product and process expertise, we are the partner for positive change.

Metso Outotec is committed to limiting global warming to 1.5°C with Science Based Targets. We ranked 8th on the 2021 Global 100 list of the world’s most sustainable companies.

Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, Metso Outotec employs over 15,000 people in more than 50 countries and its sales for 2020 were about EUR 3.9 billion. The company is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki. mogroup.com, twitter.com/metsooutotec

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