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Metso agrees to acquire the services business of HighService Corp in Chile

Metso Chile press release published on January 2, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. TSE

Metso signed an agreement with HighService Corp to acquire 100% of the property of its subsidiary HighService Service, a leading company in integral, mechanical, electrical and instrumentation maintenance services for mining, which has operations in Chile, Argentina and Brazil, and with 1300 employees.

The acquisition is pending regulatory approval from Chilean authorities and is expected to close during the first half of 2019.

“This operation supports Metso’s growth strategy and will expand our service offering in the important mining markets of both Chile and Pacific Rim. We are very pleased to welcome HighService Service and we hope to offer more complete support to our current and future clients in the region “says Eduardo Nilo, Senior Vice President of the Pacific Rim market area and General Manager of Metso Chile. Pacific Rim covers all of South America except Brazil.

“As a company we have worked hard to be leaders in maintenance services and this transaction is a recognition of our successful career. At HighService Corp we will continue to develop our global leadership, focusing on engineering and construction and the development of technologies in the field of robotics, automation and artificial intelligence, where our company has been a pioneer and has achieved important achievements with the seal of excellence and innovation that has characterized us throughout our history, “comments Hugo Salamanca, President of HighService Corp.

HighService Service

HighService Service (HSS) is a subsidiary of the holding HighService Corp, with extensive experience and more than 20 years of recognized trajectory in integral maintenance, mechanical, electrical and instrumentation, specialized technical assistance and remote monitoring of ring motor drives. Based on the development of human capital and the incorporation of new technologies, HSS provides security, quality of service and operations of excellence.

Metso is a leading industrial company in the world that offers equipment and services for sustainable processing and the flow of natural resources in the mining, aggregate, recycling and process industries. With our unique knowledge and innovative solutions, we help our clients improve their operational efficiency, reduce risks and increase profitability. Metso is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki in Finland and had sales of approximately 2,700 million euros in 2017. Metso employs more than 12,000 people in more than 50 countries.

Metso agrees to acquire the services business of HighService Corp in Chile2023-06-05T20:46:56-04:00

HighService successfully recertified ISO and OHSAS certifications

The external company Lloyd’s Register carried out the audit process.

The ISO certifications are fundamental for the continuous improvement of the companies and to differentiate competitively in the market, since they are directly linked to the elaboration of products and execution of processes or services.

They work as a guarantee mark that gives security to the clients and prestige in the market.

To comply with the regulations that require renewing and maintaining these certifications on a regular basis, during the month of March HighService participated in an external audit process, coordinated by the Head of Quality, Rocío Montecinos, along with the external company Lloyd’s Register.

“The auditors verify compliance with the regulatory requirements of ISO 9001: 2015, ISO 14001: 2015 and OHSAS 18001: 2007, through audits in the management area (headquarters) and selected contracts. Once the audit is done, they determine the re-certification of the companies “, explain the executive.

The purpose of this process is to verify compliance with the requirements that the standards require and to keep the certifications in the following areas of action:

ISO 9001: 2015 Quality Management System.

ISO 14001: 2015, Environmental Management System.

OHSAS 18001: 2007, Occupational Health and Safety Management System.

In this audit process were evaluated the headquarters and some critic processes. The result was a successful re-certification in the following scopes:

HighService Corp: Management and Corporate Management Services, Finance, Public Prosecution, Commercialization and Business Development.

HighService Service: Electrical, Mechanical and Instrumentation Maintenance Services.

HighService Engineering and Construction: Construction and Industrial Assembly Service.

HighService Technology: Design and Production of Technological Solutions for Mining.

“We are proud of having successfully renewed the ISO certifications, which allows us to continue offering our customers services and products with high standards of quality, safety and protecting the environment in each of their processes”, concludes Rocío Montecinos.

HighService successfully recertified ISO and OHSAS certifications2023-06-05T20:46:56-04:00
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