Metso has reached the significant milestone of 10,000 Nordberg HP cone crushers sold globally. The HP Series celebrates its 30th anniversary this year and the 10,000th unit was handed over to the French aggregates and asphalt producer Eurovia in a ceremony at Metso’s Mâcon facility in France.

Handover of 10,000th Metso HP cone crusher

Eurovia’s Vincent Follet, Didier Thevenard and Eric Guelton at the handover of the 10,000th HP cone crusher

“The HP is undoubtedly one of Metso’s most widely used innovations,” said Arto Halonen, vice president, aggregates crushers at Metso.

“It’s a technology that has been evolving throughout the years to meet customers’ changing needs, making their operations more successful through proven performance and reliable output. That’s most likely why HP has become an industry standard for a variety of aggregates and mining applications.”

The origin of the HP Series cone crusher can be traced back to Milwaukee, USA in the early to mid-1980s. The technological breakthroughs by the Nordberg research programme re-defined crushing performance and provided the basis for a new type of cone crusher introduced in 1989: the Nordberg High-Performance cone crusher series, today simply known as the HP.

Today, HP cone crushers are engineered and manufactured in Metso’s competence centre in Mâcon, with manufacturing also in Brazil, China and India.

“Know-how from developing the HP and from thousands of customer applications around the world has played an integral part in Metso research and development initiatives in crushing,” Arto added.

“This is an important milestone for Metso and we want to thank our customers for their continued confidence in us during the first 30 years.”

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