Canadian Mining Journal


LINERS: Metso Acquires WEARX solutions provider

AUSTRALIA – Metso has today closed the acquisition of an Australia-based wear lining solutions provider WEARX. The company’s sales in the fiscal year 2017 that ended on June 30 were A$35 million and it has approximately 140 employees. WEARX has their headquarters in Newcastle, with operations also in Ballina, Orange and Perth.

“The acquisition is a good strategic fit for Metso, supporting our profitable growth strategy,” says Nico Delvaux, president and CEO of Metso. “Joining forces with WEARX gives us the opportunity to strengthen our position in the wear lining business and extends our offering for our Australian customers. We are very happy to welcome the WEARX team into Metso,” he continues.

WEARX is a wear solutions provider, addressing the needs of major mining customers by implementing wear technologies to deliver wear protection solutions. The company’s offering includes wear liners, rubber and ceramic lining, skirting, and bulk material handling equipment. The services portfolio includes design, engineering, site services and project management. Further details can be found on the company’s website at

Metso ( offers products that range from mining and aggregates processing equipment and systems to industrial valves and controls.

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