Trelleborg’s sealing profiles operation has inaugurated a newly constructed manufacturing facility in Querétaro, Mexico, that will manufacture high-performance sealing profiles, such as control cable protector tubes and other critical automotive sealing components.
The investment is part of Trelleborg’s continued long-term strategy to invest in markets with favorable growth potential. The site, which covers a total of 1250 square meters/13,450 square feet, will produce extruded sealing profiles using proven leading-edge manufacturing processes. The state-of-the-art facility will serve the needs of Trelleborg’s existing and future tier one customers within the automotive industry.
Magnus Andersson, Business Unit President, Trelleborg Sealing Profiles, says: “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. We look forward to further developing our business in Mexico, working closely with existing customers and new ones.”
Hector Angeles, Manager of the manufacturing facility in Mexico, says: “The Mexican facility will serve customers both near and far. The intention is to develop a Central American automotive hub that will service both North and South America. Querétaro 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 a number of facilities and sales offices in Mexico; in Aguascalientes, Monterrey, Mexico City, Querétaro, Silao and Tijuana. The facilities develop and manufacture a broad range of Trelleborg’s engineered products and solutions based on polymer technology. Trelleborg has about 500 employees in Mexico and sales in 2017 amounted to about 317 million SEK (approximately 38.51 million USD).
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