Engineered Metal Products, S.A. (EMP), manufacturer of metal castings, machined components and assemblies based in Louisiana, announced it has completed a fourth expansion at its production facility located in Guadalajara, Jalisco.
The company added two ABB 7600 robots and a multi-level ceramics conveyor to the investment casting facility. “The ceramics room expansion, also adds additional dehumidification equipment and an ultra-high velocity stack drying chamber,” said EMP in a statement.
The expansion will allow for a 400% increase in ceramic output capacity, as well as handling for up to 325-kilogram investment casting ceramics.
The amount of investment allocated to the expansion remains undisclosed.
EMP has conducted casting operations in Mexico since 2002, and has peak utilization of 120 employees.
The facility produces parts from a few grams to over 150 kilogram in stainless, mild steel, aluminum, nickel, and bronze alloys.
Some of the parts produced at the facility are marine propellers, natural gas orifice valves, impellers, natural gas pre-combustion chambers, and other precision cast parts.
The company’s customer base ranges from very small industrial/commercial clients up to large multinationals such as Honda.