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Metso's Excellence in the Process Control Together with Its PlantTriage Software Achieves Several Industry Awards

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Metso's Excellence in the Process Control Together with Its PlantTriage Software Achieves Several Industry Awards

Press release date: March 31, 2014

Metso has been honored with several industry awards recognising the company's excellence in the process control field.  The awards include Control magazine's Readers' Choice Award, Automation World's First Team award, and Control Engineering Engineers' Choice Honorable Mention.

Metso's Control Performance Business Solution helps customers recognize and rectify issues with controls that are causing an economic impact on their operations. The foundation for this service is Metso ExperTune's PlantTriage software.

"Our customers have achieved remarkable process improvements by our service which identifies the root cause of underperforming loops, makes and prioritizes corrective action recommendations and reports progress, says Mikko Keto, President, Services, Metso Automation.

He continues, "We are strongly expanding our intelligent solution offerings. This builds on the expertise of our people and our world-class software tools which makes us a value-adding business partner for our clients in the pulp and paper, oil and gas, mining and chemical industries.''

Metso ExperTune's PlantTriage software received First Place in the Loop Tuning Software Category for a Control Magazine Readers' Choice Award. In the article, Paul Studebaker, Editor in Chief noted, "Since the founding of our Readers' Choice Awards more than 20 years ago, ExperTune has dominated the category of Loop Tuning Software. The company always places highly in the eyes of process automation professionals, and yet another #1 rank in 2014 affirms their market leadership in this important technology category."

In addition to the software category, Metso Automation received honorable mentions in the categories of Control Valve, On/Off Valve, Electric Valve Actuator and Pneumatic Valve Actuator. Metso's automation services not only supplies quality valves, but also provide unique efficiency, while addressing the issues of health, safety and environment.

For the second straight year, the Metso ExperTune team was selected as "Automation World First Team Category Leader" in the category of Loop Tuning Software.  Automation World Editorial Staff summed it up best, "As you would expect with any such survey, the major automation suppliers play a dominant role in most of the categories. This is hardly surprising considering their breadth of product offerings, decades of experience supplying the industry, and ever-increasing services programs. Despite this, many smaller suppliers received enough write-in votes to qualify for First Team honors."

More than 100 product nominations from 58 companies were entered for consideration in the 2014 Engineers' Choice Awards.  Control Engineering subscribers voted to identify the products they felt were the most exceptional based on technological advancement, service to the industry, and market impact. PlantTriage V12 by Metso ExperTune will receive an honorable mention in the Software - Diagnostics category. 

About Metso Expertune
Metso ExperTune's PlantTriage software is the foundation for Metso's Control Performance Business Solution. This customized service program pairs award-winning PlantTriage software with experienced control performance specialists, who collect and analyze real-time performance data, identify the root cause of underperforming loops, make and prioritize corrective action recommendations and report progress. These specialists are trained to recognize the economic value of control improvement so they can focus on the most important issues and report on their impact in business terms.

Metso announced acquisition of U.S. software company ExperTune Inc beginning of 2013. The combination of ExperTune's products and Metso's services portfolio has strengthened Metso's capability to offer solutions targeted to improving process and business performance.

Metso's automation solutions are designed to maximize the profitability of our customers' businesses by improving their production performance and their cost, material and energy efficiency. Our extensive range of flow control and process automation solutions and services is supported by a worldwide network of automation experts. The Automation business' biggest customer industries are oil & gas, and pulp and paper. We also have a strong growth focus in mining and construction and power generation.

www.metso.com, www.twitter.com/metsoautomation

Metso is a leading process performance provider, with customers in the mining, construction, and oil & gas industries. Our focus is on the continuous development of intelligent solutions that improve sustainability and profitability. Metso's shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd. Metso employs around 16,000 professionals in 50 countries. Expect results.

www.metso.com, www.twitter.com/metsogroup

For more information on PlantTriage software:
Michelle Branzolewski
Marketing
Tel +1 262 369 7711
http://www.expertune.com/plantTriage

For more information on Metso's Control Performance Business Solution:
Lanny Carr
VP, Performance Services Automation, Metso Automation
Tel +1 678 232 9009
www.metso.com/automationservices



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