Metso Mining & Construction Technology Focus on Autodesk Inventor to
Deliver Design Innovation
SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Nov 23, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
Metso, a global technology and services provider, is using software from Autodesk,
Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) to streamline its operational processes and
drive design efficiencies across its businesses.
Metso Paper, a long-term user of Autodesk design and engineering
software, has entered into a global license agreement with Autodesk,
making the software available to Metso users throughout the
organization. The agreement incorporates a broad spectrum of Autodesk
products, including Autodesk
Mechanical and AutoCAD
Key benefits of the global license for Metso include enhanced
flexibility and reduced cost of ownership. Metso sites can now request
additional software licenses at peak times, as well as get instant
access to these solutions when they are required. Metso sites only pay
for what they use -- an efficient way to keep design costs under tight
The agreement also streamlines the process of acquiring new businesses.
When Metso Paper recently bought a site in India, the new operating
procedure was easily integrated into the global license pool.
Metso currently has more than 3,000 Autodesk software users, logging
180,000 usage hours per month. The company has clocked more than four
million CAD hours using Autodesk software to date.
Focusing on Autodesk Inventor
The Metso Mining and Construction Technology Segment (MCT), also known
as Metso Minerals, has also decided to focus on Autodesk Inventor 3D
mechanical design and engineering software. The decision is in line with
Metso Global Information Management's strategy to globalize, harmonize
and standardize its applications and processes to more efficiently
support its business.
The division is already using Inventor to deliver greater cost
efficiencies and reduce time to market across the design lifecycle.
Metso Minerals currently uses Inventor software for product development,
conceptual design and manufacturing, and anticipates usage will increase
for more detailed design work.
"For us, one of the key benefits of Inventor is the popularity of the
system. It is easy to recruit engineers familiar with and proficient in
the software, which helps drive productivity and further accelerates our
design processes," said Johan Mikkela, global IM manager, engineering
applications, Metso Minerals. "Most of our users reach good proficiency
on Inventor within a few weeks."
By collaborating with Metso Paper, Metso Minerals can tap into the
global license pool, driving further efficiencies in its usage of
Inventor. The company describes the cost of ownership of the software as
In the future, Metso Minerals plans to further extend the benefits of
Inventor within the company, working closely with internal engineering
teams and local partner organizations to explore and extend best
Mikkela continued, "Over the past year, Inventor capabilities have
increased significantly. This gives us even greater confidence that
Inventor will be able to scale to accommodate our future business needs."
Metso is a global supplier of technology and services for the mining,
construction, power generation, oil and gas, recycling and pulp and
paper industries. The company has engineering, production, procurements,
services, business, sales and other operations in more than 50
countries. Worldwide, it employs around 29,000 professionals serving
customers in more than 100 countries. Today 45% of the company's net
sales come from the services business.
Autodesk, Inc., is a leader in 3D
design, engineering and entertainment software. Customers across the
manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, and media and
entertainment industries -- including the last 16 Academy Award winners
for Best Visual Effects -- use Autodesk software to design, visualize
and simulate their ideas. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in
1982, Autodesk continues to develop the broadest portfolio of
state-of-the-art software for global markets. For additional information
about Autodesk, visit www.autodesk.com.
Autodesk, AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor, Inventor and Navisworks are
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subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA and/or other countries.
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