Metso is starting consultations to evaluate the potential closure of or other alternatives for its operations in Vereeniging, South Africa.

The Vereeniging unit provides pumps, spare parts, consumables and repair services for the mining industry and employs approximately 200 people.

Metso says that the evaluation is part of the global supply footprint development strategy in its Minerals operations.

“Our strategy is to utilise synergies of the most efficient manufacturing and sourcing opportunities globally. We are continuously developing our supply footprint to deliver the best value, availability and quality for our customers,” said Sami Takaluoma, president of Metso’s Minerals Consumables business area.