Metso Outotec recently announced plans to sell its fabrication, machining and assembly operations and close, or rearrange, the rest of the operations in Vereeniging, South Africa. Approximately 110 of 220 employees will continue with the new local owner in the spare parts manufacturing and repair operations, the company reported. The production of mill linings as well as pump assembly operations will be transferred to other Metso Outotec manufacturing units with flexible global service capability.

Metso Outotec also announced it was restructuring its consumables operations in North America. The company has decided to discontinue its factory operations in North Bay, Canada. The production will be ramped down by the end of the first half of 2021. The closure will affect 65 employees. Metso Outotec said it will use its existing North and Central American manufacturing footprint to serve customers. The North Bay unit produced rubber and poly-met wear parts for the mining industry.