Outotec Acquires Kiln Services Australia
This acquisition supports Outotec’s strategy to expand its service offerings and complements Outotec’s portfolio of shutdown services to the mining, metals processing and refractory industries. The acquired business is based on specialized robotic refractory demolition equipment and related know how. Kiln Services Australia is based in Perth and has service centers both in Adelaide and Tasmania. “Our target is to grow our annual services sales to EUR 500 million by 2015. This acquisition will expand our offerings and strengthen our capabilities to provide furnace shutdown services to our customers in the South East Asia Pacific region“, says Outotec CEO Pertti Korhonen. The annual sales of the acquired business have been a few million euros in recent years. Outotec envisages doubling it in the Australian and South East Asian Pacific market over the next three years (12/2011).