METSO Outotec has appointed Duo Group as a distributor for the firm’s aggregates solutions in the UK.
The deal covers the current aggregate business serviced directly by Metso Outotec, which includes aggregate processing solutions such as crushers and vibrating equipment, crusher wear parts and spare parts as well as commissioning, service contracts and technical support for aggregate quarries in Scotland, England, and Wales.
The contract will begin in September 2021.
Duo Group provides aggregate, recycling, and material handling industries with processing solutions including equipment, civil engineering, manufacturing, and contract processing. The firm operates out of six locations and employs more than 200 people.
Olli-Pekka Oksanen, senior VP, distribution management office, Metso Outotec, said, “We are very pleased to announce the partnership with Duo. The partnership expands our distribution model to include the larger aggregates quarrying customers in the UK.
“With Duo’s local presence and world class know-how, we will improve our ability to offer more comprehensive solutions and aftermarket support with the agility and responsiveness appreciated by the quarrying customers.”
Martin McWilliams, MD of Duo Group, added, “The partnership with Metso Outotec will set us apart from the competition. We are excited to add Metso Outotec aggregates solutions to our offerings on both our own contract processing plants and to our customers. Thanks to this deal, Duo becomes the only company in the UK in the extractive, construction, energy, and waste sector that can both provide end-to-end, design, and build but also supply the equipment from a world-leading supplier. We believe that this enables us to increase our sales, expand customer relations and more efficiently meet our customer demands in the aggregate industry in particular.”
Adrian Wood, VP, capital business and support, distribution management office at Metso Outotec, commented, “Our target was to find a partner to better serve our traditional customers by holding both equipment and local inventories with an increased service capability. When the initial discussions with Duo began it was very clear they could offer even more than this through their turnkey business model.
“We are truly excited about the potential this partnership brings and are looking forward to bringing to our customers a world class and wide-ranging service offering. We believe this combined with the continuation of the partnership with the current distributor Garriock Bros, and the mining, pump, industrial customers remaining directly by Metso Outotec is the best way to reach the targeted level of service.”