MetsoMetso has acquired U.S. industrial software company ExperTune Inc. to strengthen its plant optimization services, according to an official announcement.

ExperTune's pre-packaged software tools are designed to analyze and monitor the performance of industrial processes.

Metso says the ExperTune acquisition is in line with Metso's strategy to grow the scope of its services business globally, which it has developed strongly over the last decade. In 2011, the services share of the company's turnover was 45 percent.

ExperTune will be integrated into Metso's Automation segment's Services business.

ExperTune's products will be sold as stand-alone solutions for automation systems and as part of Metso's performance business solutions, targeted to optimize plant performance.