Trio is based in Shanghai, China, where it has two manufacturing plants. The company also has facilities in the U.S. In 2013, 31% of Trio’s revenues were generated in North America, primarily in the aggregates sector; 25% were in China, mainly serving the domestic mining industry; the balance was broadly spread across Australia, South America, Africa and Europe.

“This agreement will allow Weir Minerals to build upon its successful comminution strategy,” said Keith Cochrane, CEO of the Weir Group. “We’ll use our group’s unrivaled global capability to promote Trio’s range of complementary products, extending our addressable market and offering our mining customers a wider range of highly engineered equipment and services. Trio’s established manufacturing capability and its scale and presence in aggregates markets also provides a further platform for growth.”