Swedish engineered polymer solutions supplier Trelleborg inaugurated in recent days a newly constructed manufacturing facility in Queretaro, that will manufacture high-performance sealing profiles, such as control cable protector tubes and other critical automotive sealing components.
The site, which covers a total of 1,250 square meters (13,450 sq.-ft), will produce extruded sealing profiles using “proven leading-edge manufacturing processes,” said the company in a statement. The state-of-the-art facility will serve the needs of Trelleborg’s existing and future tier one customers within the automotive industry.
No investment figures nor job positions opened for this project were made public. The company already has around 500 employees in Mexico.
“We believe that this expansion will further strengthen our market position in the automotive segment. It will expand our global reach and strengthen our local presence to the benefit of us and our customers,” said Magnus Andersson, Business Unit President, Trelleborg Sealing Profiles. “We look forward to further developing our business in Mexico, working closely with existing customers and new ones.”
“The Mexican facility will serve customers both near and far. The intention is to develop an automotive hub that will service both North and South America,” added Hector Angeles, Manager of the manufacturing facility. “Queretaro was carefully selected for our manufacturing site as it is one of the fastest growing automotive clusters in Mexico.”
The inauguration on August 16 was attended by guests from all over the world, including representatives from customers, suppliers, along with key members of the local authorities, the Mexican government, and management and personnel from Trelleborg.
The Trelleborg Group has production facilities and sales offices in Aguascalientes, Monterrey, Mexico City, Queretaro, Silao and Tijuana. The company’s Mexican operations posted sales of US$ 38.51 million in 2017.