Metso has made the decision to establish a new Metso Business Services centre in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. The investment supports the company’s profitable growth strategy by improving operational excellence and the scalability of business services.
The Vilnius MBS centre will initially offer services for Metso’s finance operations, later followed by logistics. The objective is to centralise the related services to the new centre and thus gain benefits from process harmonisation, standardisation, and digitalisation. To begin with, the centre will employ tens of experts, but the number of personnel is expected to grow in the coming years.
As part of the initiative, employee negotiations have been held at Metso Minerals in Tampere, Finland, to review the possible employee arrangements and implications. Metso has decided to transfer its Financial Services operations entirely from Tampere to Vilnius. As a result, 28 permanent positions in Metso Financial Services in Tampere will be discontinued in 2020, following a transition period. The company will support the affected personnel by, for example, offering re-employment services and possible relocation support.
The opening of the new MBS centre in Vilnius is expected to take place in 4Q19.
“In the past couple of years, Metso has invested in its Tampere operations by, for example, strengthening its R&D and manufacturing activities,” said Eeva Sipilä, Chief Financial Officer of the Metso Corp. “Currently, we are also exploring options for a new, modern facility in Tampere. However, the best location for the new service centre turned out to be Vilnius, which has a strong service centre culture supporting international companies. With this new centre we aim to improve the efficiency of our business services and increase digitalisation to support Metso’s growth.”
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