Paulo, a supplier of heat-treating services for a wide range of industries headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, officially inaugurated its first plant outside the U.S. Located at the GP Escobedo industrial park in the municipality of Escobedo, Nuevo Leon.
The facility started operations earlier this year providing proprietary heat-treatment processes for the automotive industry in a 50,000 square-feet footprint which is expected to expand up to 110,000 sq.-ft as new equipment keeps coming into the plant in order to serve manufacturers of aerospace components and agriculture equipment, among others.
The new facility heavily relies on automation using multiple robotic loading cells to improve safety in material handling while leaning production steps.
Founded in 1943, Paulo specializes in heat treating, brazing and metal finishing solutions including plating and coatings. The company operates five plants located in St. Louis and Kansas City, Missouri; Murfreesboro and Nashville, Tennessee; as well as Cleveland, Ohio.