Metso Outotec is developing its global rubber and poly-met supply chain by restructuring its consumables wear parts manufacturing operations in North America, leading to the closure of its factory operations in North Bay, Canada.
Production will be ramped down by the end of the first half of 2021, with the closure affecting a total of around 65 employees.
Metso Outotec says it will use the existing North and Central American manufacturing footprint in order to serve customers.
Sami Takaluoma, President, Consumables business area at Metso Outotec, said: “We are continuously developing our global supply footprint to ensure sustainable and profitable growth. To close a factory is a hard but necessary decision, and we realise that it will have implications on our employees. We will work to support them through the transition.”
The North Bay unit produces rubber and poly-met wear parts used in the mining industry.
Metso Outotec is a leading provider of rubber and poly-met mill lining with an extensive service network in all main mining markets. The company currently operates 11 factories manufacturing synthetic solutions globally.