Metso Mining and Construction has been named Newmont Mining’s Global Supplier of the Year for its delivery of high quality products and services and demonstrated commitment to Newmont’s global projects and operations. And in MINExpo, the company showed how it is taking high pressure grinding roll technology to the next level, to great interest. “The team at Metso Mining and Construction exhibits the values that are important to Newmont,” said Gerry Gluscic, who oversees Newmont’s global supply management organisation as the company’s Vice President and Chief Information Officer. “Their attention to our needs, transparency and ability to integrate into our business has helped Newmont achieve our business goals.” Newmont’s supplier awards program recognises top vendors at its annual Supplier Summit. Nominees are evaluated on their contributions toward creating operating efficiencies, developing strong relationships andembracing Newmont’s values in worker safety, environmental protection and social responsibility. Newmont notes that “Metso supplies Newmont with top-tier process equipment, including mills and crushers as well as engineering services and optimisation services. Metso has been part of Newmont’s global alliance of suppliers since 2008.”Metso’s latest development in comminution equipment, the HRCTM, is a major step in the profitable application of HPGR technology. Metso has made several key innovations in order to increase throughput and decrease total cost of operation http://www.im-mining.com/2012/09/28/metsos-hrc-and-megaliner-comminution-solutions/.The HRC is ideal for high-tonnage, hard rock applications and can be used as a tertiary, quaternary or pebble crusher. Currently, several HRC units are in operation around the world – with a total of 6,500 operating hours including over 3,800 hours in a mining hard rock application. The machine does have range within hard rock applications: it’s been designed for use in diamond, iron ore, copper, gold, platinum and various industrial minerals.