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Metso acquires plant optimisation services company

Metso has acquired US software company ExperTune.

ExperTune’s products are used as software tools to analyse and monitor the performance of industrial processes and to identify the associated maintenance and improvement opportunities.

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 optimise plant performance.

‘’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,’’ adds Keto.

Metso's services business has grown 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.

Founded in 1986, ExperTune designs pre-packaged industrial software which help maximising productivity and efficiency and reduces waste in the process industries. ExperTune’s products include PlantTriage, ProcessApex and PID Loop Optimiser.

[Image courtesy ExperTune.]

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