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Metso acquires U.S. software company ExperTune Inc.


January 2, 2013
By Aggregates and Roadbuilding

January 2, 2013, Columbia, S.C. – Metso
has acquired U.S. software company ExperTune Inc. ExperTune’s products are
widely used as software tools to analyze and monitor the performance of
industrial processes and to identify the associated maintenance and improvement
opportunities.

January 2, 2013, Columbia, S.C. – Metso
has acquired U.S. software company ExperTune Inc. ExperTune’s products are
widely used as software tools to analyze and monitor the performance of
industrial processes and to identify the associated maintenance and improvement
opportunities.

ExperTune’s acquisition is in line with Metso's strategy to deliver customer
value solutions and grow the scope of the services business globally. The
acquisition expands and strengthens Metso's ability to globally provide
business-enhancing services to customers. ExperTune’s products will be sold as
stand-alone solutions that can be used in any automation system environment and
as part of Metso's performance business solutions, targeted to optimize plant
performance.

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‘’The combination of ExperTune’s products and Metso's services portfolio
extends our capability to offer solutions targeted to improving process and
business performance,’’ says Mikko Keto, President, Services, Metso Automation.

’’With ExperTune we can provide more versatile and more cost effective customer
value solutions to our customers so that they can meet their most pressing
business challenges, such as reducing raw material consumption, energy usage,
product variability and environmental impact. ExperTune’s products help our
customers to find areas of improvement in their processes to which Metso has
customer value solutions,’’ Keto summarizes.

Metso's services business has developed strongly over the last decade. In 2011,
the services share of the company's turnover was 45 per cent. ExperTune will be
integrated into Metso’s Automation segment’s Services business.