Japan-based Sekisui invests US$ 55.5 million to expand its Mexican facility
Sekisui, a Japan-based manufacturer of interlayer film for laminated glass, announced it will invest US$ 55.5 million to expand a ity located in the Civac Industrial Park, in Morelos.
The company supplies from Morelos its proprietary S-LEC Film, the leading brand of interlayer films that accounts for more than 50% of the global market share in the automotive segment.
The film is used in laminated glass for windshields to provide sound insulation and heat, in addition to normal functions of safety like impenetrability and shatter-resistance.
French glass manufacturer Saint Gobain is one of Sekisui’s main customers in Mexico.
According to the company, the new production line will be ready by the end of year. However, Sekisui omitted the amount of jobs it will create through this expansion.
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