Outotec and GIW Industries Inc., a subsidiary of KSB Partners, have formed a partnership for sales and marketing of GIW slurry pumps and related services to metal mining customers globally.

GIW Industries is a major provider of high-performance slurry pumps used in grinding, flotation and dewatering circuits. Outotec’s full sales and service network will be available for the two companies’ new and existing metals mining and processing customers. The partnership will “expand Outotec’s service offering and enhance the value to customers,” according to a press statement.

The global market for high-performance slurry pumps in metal mining applications is estimated to be around €1.3 billion.

“GIW Minerals products and services fit extremely well into our portfolio. Together with GIW we are able to offer more complete solutions and expanded services to our customers. Our joint technological breadth of experience and applications, extensive research and development capabilities together with life-cycle services will ensure profitable and sustainable operations for our customers,” said Kalle Harkki, president of Outotec’s Minerals Processing business area.