Metso Outotec says it has experienced substantial growth in its Life Cycle Services (LCS) business by capturing more than 100 new customer agreements during 2021.
The customer base for the new agreements covers global and regional mining companies and large as well as mid-size quarries and aggregates contractors.
An LCS agreement is typically signed for a 12-month period but can also cover multiple years of cooperation, according to the OEM.
The company explained: “Through its deep knowledge of the entire customer process and offering – from equipment to a broad range of services – and supported by digitalisation, Metso Outotec can help customers exceed their performance targets. The Life Cycle Services offering covers the entire aftermarket portfolio, including process support and optimisation, sustainable wears, spares and service solutions.”
Metso Outotec, which has been offering LCS for over 10 years, says it supports customers in ensuring safety and environmental performance, improving reliability and production performance to achieve higher production and resource efficiency, as well as optimising total cost of ownership.
Annami Toukoniitty, Head of Integrated Services Solutions, Metso Outotec, said: “Our customers are increasingly interested in getting the most out of their valuable assets. The agreements are customisable to meet each customer’s unique needs. We are continuously expanding the LCS offering to new technologies; the latest launch was four progressive LCS programs for filtration, and we will soon introduce new technology-specific packages for mining customers.”
The total value of the orders is not disclosed, yet about 90% of the orders are booked to the Minerals segment and 10% to the Aggregates segment. Some of the agreements are performance-based, in which Metso Outotec gets paid according to the output of the customer’s process.
Currently, Metso Outotec has more than 500 long-term service agreements for mining and aggregates customers globally.